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Mrs Bird does a great job showing her family artifacts and pieces. Several moments in history lay within these walls and she tells a great story along the way. The hours are a little askew, but definitely worth every moment when you get inside.
We visited this museum, with friends, on our way to White Sands. Our your guide was a family member of this authentic family museum. The lighting of some of the displays was poor, although there is lots of stuff to see and hear the history...More
This is the private museum of a founding Mesilla family (Mary Bird's!!!) who have lived in the region for generations. What a treat! For details refer back to the Jorden N TripAdvisor review (September 2105).
You may need to phone ahead to make an appointment...More
Our visit was actually in July of 1996. The original Mary gave us our tour. She was absolutely delightful and knowledgeable. The best part was she entertained and held my 13 y/o's attention for 5 hours. Pat Garret's gun, the bars that held Billy the...More
We never had any luck, trying four times over a two day period to visit the museum. It was always closed. No hours were posted or other signs except "closed." A local store owner said that we needed to call and get an appointment. The...More
If you have any interest in American history this is a can't miss opportunity to see a collection like no other. The mix is hodgepodge but fascinating. Mary leads you through with background on items. If you ask questions she will address every single thing,...More
There are numerous accounts of this museum listed on various sites on the web. I'd suggest disregarding them as this is a private museum that sets its own rules. They did not respond to several emails asking about availability. We walked by but it was...More
Like others have mentioned in their reviews, this is a private museum of a founding family who have lived in the region for several generations. Although it has Gadsen in the title, there's not really much about Gadsen or the Gadsen Purchase in the museum....More
In addition to its enthralling collection from the history of the area, one of the special features of this local museum is it is generally only open by appointment, which means you will likely get a personalized tour by the curator.
First off let me set something straight if you read some of the other review. "Mary" the original founder is Dead but her daughter Mary now administers the museum and does the tours.
The tour / the Museum is in a part of the Family...More