This museum is one of these little gems that you don't find very often. Situated in an old home on Museum Hill in Santa Fe, New Mexico, this museum houses art and artifacts from the early Spaniards in the area. While all the exhibits are very worthwhile to view, I found the early tools most interesting. Here are things that we use every day like sissors or tongs which are almost identical to what they used back in the 18th century. Too bad the inventor of the sisors wasn't able to get a patent on the product back then!
Also not to be missed are the old ledgers with costs for taxes and costs of items for the home. $8.71 for property taxes in those days. Ah yes! those were the days.
I was fascinated by the tin mirrors. I became quite excited about these works of art when I saw them last year in a hotel. I chased all over Santa Fe last year looking to buy a tin mirror. This year to my astonishment, they were on display in this tiny museum and I got the artist's name. Now to get me one of them shiny mirrors!! The tin is around the mirror and worked into all sorts of artforms. Very beautiful pieces of art. This is a museum for everyone to enjoy, including young children. You will be pleasantly surprised and happy that you visited. Only $5 admission fee for this exciting museum - a genuine bargain for anything today!
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