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Historical Center for Southeast New Mexico

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Address: 200 N. Lea Ave. at W. 2nd St., Roswell, NM 88201
Phone Number: 505/622-8333
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Great house, made better by the tour we got from the lovely lady there!

This center is a large house that has remained largely unchanged since it was build over 100 years ago. Its in great condition and has many artifacts inside from its original... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This center is a large house that has remained largely unchanged since it was build over 100 years ago. Its in great condition and has many artifacts inside from its original occupants with extra items brought in later. We got a great room by room tour from the lady running the place, it was great she was fun and was... More 

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Medford, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Visited in early June while they were finishing up the outside painting. I was welcomed in even before I made it to the door, that was followed by a personal tour of the downstairs for 1/2 hr. (there still working on the upstairs) Very nice display of antiques from the early days of Roswell. They also have some great books... More 

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Roswell, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This museum is housed in an early Roswell family's home and it is delightful. It covers 2 floors. The period furnishings are lovely and remind some of us of our grandparents and the way they lived. At Christmas time, the museum is all dressed up in its Christmas finery and it's beautiful. There are many interesting exhibits and the gift... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We visited yesterday, and were very impressed. Beautiful old home, with numerous exhibits on early Roswell. We learned so much, didn't know that Roswell was first a humble trading post on a cattle drive trail, then became a thriving agricultural area, then home to an air force base, etc. A lot more to Roswell than the alien story! The lady... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Used to be a house, built in 1912. Exhibits on first and second floor. There's a look at cultural time pieces, toys, furniture, clothing. Was a beautiful setup and well kept. Also free, which makes everything better

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

What a lovely facility. We had a reunion gathering. Lots of space, well maintained and lovely staff.

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Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The Roswell Museum and Art Center was closed the day we were in town, so we ended up here by default. I remembered reading a review that said this historic home and museum was worth a stop, so we gave it a try and were very glad we did. They accept donations and we were happy to give one since... More 

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Roswell, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The site was once the James Phelps White home. The house is now well over 100 years old and steeped in history as well as a repository for historical items from SE NM. There is an incredible collection of antiques, artifacts, books, and pictures; many donated from the families in and around Chaves County. Be sure to check out the... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Restored early 1900's house with original furnishings and artifacts from the 20th century. Quite a lot of material displayed all over the house. Definitely worth a visit.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

The museum is in an original 100 year old home and most of the original furniture and fittings are on display. The displays give you a good idea of how life was back then. The lady who showed us around was very knowlegeable and extremely friendly.

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