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Millicent Rogers Museum

1504 Millicent Rogers Rd, Taos, NM 87571
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Ranked #1 of 35 Attractions in Taos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Owner description: This impressive museum has more than a dozen galleries with some 5000 pieces of Native American and Hispanic art, including furniture, weaving, paintings, pottery and a celebrated collection of Native American jewelry.

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Shelburne, Vermont
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

The Millicent Rogers Museum is indeed a gem as the stunning Standard Oil heiress collected native Southwestern art and jewelry with an impeccable eye for beauty. Millicent Rogers even designed jewelry, and a half-dozen reproductions of crosses and constellation pins are available for purchase in the terrific Museum Shop, a treasure trove of native American jewelry, both vintage and contemporary.... More

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Miami, Florida
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18 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

............If you are at all interested in Native American ceramics, jewelry or weavings, this is a must see museum. The collection is extensive and very educating. The artworks are housed in a very well conserved adobe home that is the perfect space to enjoy so many masterpieces........

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Taos, New Mexico
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This museum has an outstanding collection of Native American and Spanish Colonial art and artifacts, including the most extensive collection of pottery by Maria Martinez of San Ildefonso Pueblo. With a collection of 6,000 pieces in its vault, the Museum frequently rotates pieces on display, but some significant collections, such as the Maria Martinez pottery, remain on permanent exhibit. There... More

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Augusta, GA
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268 attraction reviews
246 helpful votes 246 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We had read about Millicent Rogers at our bed and breakfast, so that prepared us for her collections. The jewelry exhibit alone was worth the admission. The Native American collections of everything were superb. Do not miss this museum. The gift shop is excellent as well. It is a good way to spend an hour a little north of town.

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Taos, New Mexico
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I took my Mom to the Museum on her last visit. We had a great time. The collection of pottery from Maria is wonderful. I learned a lot about Maria and her family and saw some gorgeous pottery. The museum is well laid out and easy to work your way around with an exceptional collections of art work, and Millicent's... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The selection in the gift shop is stunning almost rivalling the collection in the museum. Highest quality native arts and jewellry with knowledgable staff-give yourself lots of time to look.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Unusual museum with a private feel to it since this is her private collection. Pots, rugs, and best of all, her jewelry, including her silver buttons. A display shows how buttons were hand hammered. The Fred Harvey exhibit and its tie to this part of the country was a bonus. Knew little about that and it was interesting. Great gift... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

When you visit this wonderful gem, engage staff to learn more about the collection and its history. I couldn't take it all in, so I concentrated on the history, jewelry and and the development of the Fred Harvey railroad enterprise which prompted the Indian crafts. These stories resonated from tidbits I remember from my childhood. I bought the book so... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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169 reviews 169 reviews
25 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Ms. Rogers is known to have been a collector of native artifacts. As best I could make she also did some design and crafting of her own. It is all on display at this museum. Some things were of absolutely no interest to me but I did find most of the jewelery intriguing. Worth a visit if you have not... More

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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I enjoyed seeing the 5-7 rooms of memorabilia from the early 1900s, when the Harvey restaurants were helping to bring tourists to the West. I had read a book, The Harvey Girls (by Leslie Poling-Kempes), about the waitresses that served in these restaurants and so I was interested to see the exhibit. I got there late, only an hour before... More

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