Roswell Museum showcases artworks

Courtesy of the Roswell Museum and Art Center The Rogers and Mary Ellen Aston Collection of the American West at the Roswell Museum and Art Center houses almost 2,000 exhibits on the history of the American West. The museum is about a two-hour drive from Cannon. Place: Roswell Museum and Art Center Location: 100 West […]

Day trip: Blackwater Draw Site

ENMU courtesy photo The Blackwater Draw Museum is located on U.S. 70 between Clovis and Portales and the Blackwater Draw Archaeological dig site is located 5 miles north of Portales on N.M. 467. Place: Blackwater Draw Museum and Archaeological Site Location: The Blackwater Draw Museum is located on U.S. 70 between Clovis and Portales. The […]

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 […]

Museum commerates life, works of musician

Residents of eastern New Mexico are certainly proud of their area’s ties to legendary singer Buddy Holly, whose work with the Norman Petty Studios are celebrated on a consistent basis. Where is it? The Buddy Holly Center is located in Lubbock, about 105 miles from the Clovis/Portales area. From either city, drive to Muleshoe, then […]

Museum offers glimpse into state's history

A trip to the Western Heritage and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame(both in the same building) in Hobbs offers visitors a taste of New Mexico life during the pioneer days and life in New Mexico before New Mexico was even a state. According to museum employee Nancy Powell, the museum has exhibits on Native […]

Depot offers glimpse of history

Remember playing with choo-choo trains when you were a kid? You can rediscover the fun of model railroads at the Clovis Depot and Model Train Museum. The depot has been restored to the same condition it was in the 1950’s. An operating telegraph station is inside and there are plenty of old-fashioned toy trains including […]

City offers variety of activities

Filled with history that dates back to the 1800s, Pampa, Texas, has a wide variety of activities and attractions for visitors to experience. Located in the Texas Panhandle, northeast of Amarillo, Pampa is home to industries that include oil and gas, cattle and railroad. High school sports are also an integral part of the community, […]

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 […]

Far out fun: Rosewll offers out of this world experience

Compiled by Freedom Newspapers There are few cities in this area with as varied a choice in museums a Roswell, just a short 90 minutes to the west of Portales. For a quick and easy day trip to Roswell, visitors can begin their day at the Roswell Museum and Art Center, then drive a few […]

Museum dedicated to preserving history

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 […]

Billy the Kid remembered in museum

For a look into the “Wild West,” why not try a short day trip to Fort Sumner’s “Billy the Kid Museum.” About an hour’s drive from Portales lies the remains of one of the West’s most feared outlaws, where visitors can relive the days of gunslingers, wanted men, and lawmen who ruled the West with […]

Volunteers fight to keep history alive

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, who was […]

Panhandle town bears charm of yesteryear

Filled with history that dates back to the 1800s, Pampa, Texas, has a wide variety of activities and attractions for visitors to experience. Located in the Texas Panhandle, northeast of Amarillo, Pampa is home to industries that include oil and gas, cattle and railroad. High school sports are also an integral part of the community, […]

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 […]