Luna-Mimbres Museum

(Deming NM)
The Luna-Mimbres Museum was a profusion of artifacts commemorating the history and memories of those that lived in the Mimbres Valley, Luna County, and the town of Deming. There seemed to be no end to the variety of items and topics preserved.

Building, tank, canon

Luna-Mimbres Museum

From dolls, to native pottery and wares, quilts and lace, cameras, ranch gear, furniture, musical instruments, clothing, historic figures, vehicles, military, medicine, geodes, etc. All were well presented in a clean and expansive building formerly used as the National Guard Armory.

Quilts display


Dining room

Period Furniture

Camera display


One could spend days examining the myriad items on display. And to top it off, entry was free, with an optional donation box. A wonderful presentation of the area’s history, and well worth the time to explore.

Pottery display

Mimbres Pottery

Truck, cars, horse, bicycle


Chuck wagon, saddles, pots & pans

Ranching Gear

I camped at nearby Rockhound State Park, a few miles from town, for free with my Annual Camping Pass. The campground sets against the Little Florida Mountains, with trails into the hills where rock collecting is allowed.

Camp: Rockhound SP-Drycamp Loop
Scene: Historical museum

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2 Responses to Luna-Mimbres Museum

  1. OFM November 28, 2015 at 1:58 pm #

    Yep that is a pretty interesting museum. I see it has even improved since I was there years ago. Rockhound is a pretty neat park. My dad used to really enjoy going there decades ago. Keep warm.

    • Pleinguy November 28, 2015 at 2:09 pm #

      I found the museum to be amazing and everything was very well presented. Rockhound is a neat park in a nice location. Hope all is well with you Barney.

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