Western New Mexico University Museum, Silver City

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WNMU Museum invites you to explore the prehistory and history of Southwest New Mexico and learn why people throughout the ages have selected this rich and enchanting region as their home.

The recently completed stunning transformation of Fleming Hall, funded by the 2016 Higher Education G.O. Bond, created an open, light, secure, and climate-controlled environment that highlights our National Register of Historic Places building, collections, and exhibitions enhancing the visitor experience.

The Museum is a work in progress. We continue to enhance the visitor experience by finishing exhibitions, creating interpretative signage, and opening additional rooms.
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  • If you have any interest whatsoever in southwestern pottery, this is a bucket list stop right here. I also found myself equally interested in reading about the history of the building itself and the.....  more
    If you have any interest whatsoever in southwestern pottery, this is a bucket list stop right here. I also found myself equally interested in reading about the history of the building itself and the.....  more »
  • If you are interested in ancient posttery, you will love it here. I did. In addition to the expansive collection, there is a small gift shop with jewelry and high quality t-shirts with designs... 
    If you are interested in ancient posttery, you will love it here. I did. In addition to the expansive collection, there is a small gift shop with jewelry and high quality t-shirts with designs...  more »
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  • Fantastic small free museum with book store for Mimbres info. The interpretive cards are detailed and easy to read. Don't miss the lower floor and be sure to open the drawers to see 1000 year old yucca woven sandals and other small artifacts.
  • Simple, clean excellent Museum to check out the history of American Indian Peoples, how they lived and how they fashioned tools and pottery. In a way, it's boring but if you look at and enjoy history, well worth the visit and there is no charge.

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