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“Very well done” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Historical Center for Southeast New Mexico

Historical Center for Southeast New Mexico
200 N. Lea Ave. at W. 2nd St., Roswell, NM 88201
505/622-8333
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Ranked #6 of 13 Attractions in Roswell
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Cultural
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Utah
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“Very well done”
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 it was so interesting and well done. We spent about 45 minutes browsing, but you could zip through in 20 minutes or spend an hour or more depending on your level of interest.

Visited May 2014
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Roswell, New Mexico
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“Time is Peserved”
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 recreated and refurbished kitchen. Definitely a place to visit while in Roswell. There is a small admission fee. Also have a look at the books by local authors and the Archives. No better place for genealogy tracking in the area.

Visited September 2013
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Fulltime RV
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“Nice Little Museum”
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.

Visited June 2013
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“Step back into history 100 years ago.”
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.

Visited November 2012
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Roswell, New Mexico
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“A well done museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

Not flashy, but a delightful presentation of Roswell that shows there is more to the town than aliens. The museum is located in a beautiful historic home, and packed with interesting antiques and information on Roswell. It really gives a feel for what it was like to live in the era. There are a number of displays, including everything from early ranching to the time the Roswell team won the Little League World Series. I especially enjoyed the old photos of buildings, and got a kick out of a local supermarket ad from an earlier era when you could buy a roast for 25 cents a pound etc. The woman on duty was delightful and very willing to answer historical questions. There is no fee, but you can toss a small donation in the butter churn. It's well worth a visit if going through Roswell.

Visited October 2012
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