Input sought for veterans museum

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Liliana Castillo The designers of the New Mexico Veterans Museum are holding a meeting to gain input from Clovis and Portales area veterans at the end of the month. Retired Marine Corps Col. Joe Long, museum planner, will present a multi-media description of the project, solicit veterans ideas and answer questions. The meeting, hosted by […]

‘Clovis Sound’ traveling to Carlsbad

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Freedom New Mexico The Clovis sound is going to Carlsbad. The Carlsbad Museum and Arts Center is hosting a look back at the Norman Petty recording studios in Clovis, and the era of music made popular by artists like Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, Tommy Allsup, and The Fireballs who recorded here. The concert, a promotion […]

Club notes — Oct. 17

Daughters of the American Revolution The El Portal Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, met Oct. 9 at the Miles Anthropological Museum at ENMU in Portales with Cori Snobble and Pam Wallace as hostesses. The program was presented by John Montgomery, professor of anthropology at ENMU and director of Blackwater Draw Museum. Miles […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Old time rock and a presidential pardon

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Old time rock Thursday is the official kickoff of the annual Clovis Music Festival featuring museum tours and lots of live old time rock n’ roll. Here’s a link to the complete schedule: http://www.clovismusicfestival.net/index2.php#/info1/1/ Open gates The Open Gate Program is making enrolled private […]

Grapefruit, oranges featured on show

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on museum collections, using grapefruit and oranges, and making centerpieces will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon. Pamela Kelly works with the Museum of New Mexico in Santa Fe. She will explain how licensees use the historic collections of museums for product […]

Blackwater Draw museum closing for winter break

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University’s Blackwater Draw Museum will close for winter break from 5 p.m. Wednesday until 10 a.m. Jan. 4. The museum is on U.S. 70 approximately 7 miles north of Portales near Greyhound Stadium. Information: Matt Hillsman at 562-2202.

Local briefs

Staff and wire reports Scholarships available The New Mexico Museum of Space History’s popular Shuttle Camp Program has partnered with the Department of Higher Education’s N.M. GEAR UP initiative to provide free scholarships to incoming 10th graders in Portales and other communities. The scholarships pay for students to attend a full week of Shuttle Camp […]

Photo contest open

PNT Staff Salmon Ruins Museum and Research Library in Bloomfield is taking entries for its Sixth Annual Salmon Ruins Heritage Preservation Month Architectural Photo Contest. Digital and film photos of historic or prehistoric architecture are eligible. There is no entry fee, and the grand prize is a hand-carved double Hopi Katsina worth $250. Entries must […]

Museum offers free visits

Residents of Roosevelt, Curry and Lea counties receive free admission to the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science in Albuquerque during February. Proof of residency is required. Also, on Feb. 10, everyone is admitted free of charge. Admission to the Lockheed Martin DynaTheater and Planetarium costs the regular amount in both of the […]

It’s Their Job: John Montgomery

PNT Correspondent Blake Downs Name: John Montgomery Job: Director of Blackwater Draw Archaeological Site and Museum and Eastern New Mexico University professor Background: Montgomery completed his Ph.D. in anthropology at the University of Colorado Boulder and went on to take part in field work in Colorado, New Mexico and Texas. Time on job: 23 years […]

Bee colony latest addition at Natural History Museum

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer A colony of buzzing insects will mind their own bees wax when they arrive at their new home inside the Natural History Museum at Eastern New Mexico University. However, the public will get a chance to check into the bees’ business. A bee hive has been constructed inside the […]

2-12-08 Local Briefs

N.M. First announces town hall New Mexico First, a nonpartisan organization formed by U.S. Sens. Pete Domenici and Jeff Bingaman in 1986 announced that its 2008 statewide town hall will address rural economies and rural-urban partnerships. The town hall, entitled “Business as UNusual: A Town Hall on Rural-Urban Economic Development” will be held in Ruidoso […]

Plans rolling for state-of-the-art museum

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Roswell draws hundreds of thousands of visitors to its UFO museum every year. In Lubbock, they flock to the Buddy Holly Museum. Clovis officials hope to get visitors rolling into town, too, with the Norman and Vi Petty Rock ’N’ Roll Museum. “One thing we have that is unique to […]

Day Trip: Western memorabilia on display

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By Ashley Lee: PNT Staff Writer Roswell has more to offer than UFOs. The Roswell Museum and Art Center has reopened an exhibit called “West of Beyond.” “The collection consists of 2,000 artifacts, all western material,” said museum spokesperson Laurie Rufe. “The collection was bequeathed to the museum by Rogers and Mary Ellen Aston. The […]

Titanic exhibit sails into Lubbock

By Ashley Lee: PNT Staff Writer The RMS Titanic has come ashore in Lubbock at the Science Spectrum Museum. The touring exhibit, which includes artifacts recovered from the infamous shipwreck, will continue at the museum through December. The exhibit is owned by salvage company RMS Titanic Inc., parent company to Premier Exhibitions Inc., the company […]

Day Trip: Cowboy Symposium

Freedom Newspapers The 17th annual Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium in Ruidoso will take place Friday through Oct.15 in Ruidoso Downs. According to Jim Kofakis, special events and fund-raising coordinator for the Hubbard Museum of the American West, a few Ruidoso residents started the event 17 years ago. The Hubbard Museum and Ruidoso Downs Race Track […]

Day Trip: Fort Stanton offers historical getaway

Freedom Newspapers Fort Stanton, near Ruidoso, has had a varied and long history, but according to those working to preserve it, the former cavalry post remains in remarkably good condition. Located in the shadow of the Sierra Blanca mountains, Fort Stanton was established on May 4, 1855. It was named for Capt. Henry W. Stanton, […]

Day Trip: Silent Wings Museum

Silent Wings Museum in Lubbock is dedicated to the World War II experience from the perspective of the glider pilots who flew in every major invasion of that war. The focal piece of the museum is a restored WACO CG-4A glider, according to the museum’s Web site, www.silentwingsmuseum.com History In 1971, former pilots of the […]

UFO museum an out-of-this-world experience

Freedom Newspapers In keeping with the tradition of celebrating UFOs, aliens and mysterious crashes, the city of Roswell will host its 12th annual UFO Festival from Thursday to July 3. Taking a day trip to the nationally known festival could quench anyone’s desire for everything extraterrestrial. Some history The festival is known for attracting people […]

Day trips

Freedom Newspapers American Museum of Agriculture, Lubbock — The museum strives to tell the story of American agriculture. Info: (806) 239-5796 American Wind Power Center, Lubbock — Collection of historic windmills in the world with more than 90 windmills dating back from the 1870s. Info: (806) 747-8734 Art Gallery in the South Plains College Library, […]