Geronimo Springs Museum, Truth or Consequences

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The Geronimo Springs Museum is a small regional museum located in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. It is named after Geronimo Hot Springs, one of numerous hot springs in the Hot Springs Artesian Basin. The springs were named after the Chiricahua Apache leader Geronimo (1829–1909) from the Bedonkohe band of the Apache people.
The museum exhibits feature collections of fossils, photographs, artifacts and pottery (mainly Mimbres and Tularosa from 200 AD to 1350 AD), that present a comprehensive historical view of Sierra County and its inhabitants over time. A historical miner's cabin is on the premises that was moved from the Black Range mountains nearby. In addition to the collection of Mimbres pottery, other historical objects include Apache artifacts, Hispanic artifacts, military objects, and mining and ranching exhibits. The museum also contains a display about Ralph Edwards, the host of the radio and television game show, Truth or Consequences, for which the town was renamed (formerly Hot Springs, New Mexico). Edwards relocated to the town in 1950 to host the show locally. The museum was co-founded in 1972 by Ann Welborn who remembers meeting several movie starts who were on the show.
In 2021, a representation of Geronimo was stolen from the museum facade.
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  • We LOVED this collection of everything West and New Mexico! The people were delightful. The Museum just keeps going. Loved the miniatures Spend an hour or a day!! 
    We LOVED this collection of everything West and New Mexico! The people were delightful. The Museum just keeps going. Loved the miniatures Spend an hour or a day!!  more »
  • Nice and organized set up for viewers to learn more history of a town named Truth or Consequence town’s festival with Hollywood stars, Apache Indians, first discoveries by Spanish 
    Nice and organized set up for viewers to learn more history of a town named Truth or Consequence town’s festival with Hollywood stars, Apache Indians, first discoveries by Spanish  more »
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  • What an amazing curation of history! The cost was $5/person and we spent a good hour and a half wandering through the museum, and could have easily doubled that time with the amount of items to look at and stories to read through. For a small town the collection, largely pieced together and donated by the community, is very impressive. I also really enjoyed the gentlemen working at the front counter. His whole demeanor was such a great energy to experience and we enjoyed a nice conversation with him before we left.
  • Such an amazing place. Tons of history for a small town. The Fiesta dresses were stunning.

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