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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  • This museum has a wonderful collection of modern looking pottery from a thousand years ago, well explained and displayed.  more »
  • A wonderful exhibit of Mimbres Pottery. The Mimbres people of this region made amazing pottery 1,000 years ago. The biggest collection of this pottery the world is in this museum. Recent...  more »
  • It is the central nervous system of the community - plenty full of character, charming and bright.
  • No cost to enjoy the exhibits. Very well organized educational displays. Would definitely suggest a visit to anyone passing through the area as it is a small museum that does not take long to browse.

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