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This is a great museum for a small town. Old coal mines that have closed and the work done there; old Number Please switch boards; dolls; paintings; Glass; antiques. There is too much to see to mention here.
If our train to Albuquerque had not been delayed, we would never have discovered this museum. Director/curator Roger Sanchez is a font of information about the history of Raton and the coal mining industry in the area. The museum has a wonderful collection of artifacts,...More
has good history and displays of the Santa Fe trail, stagecoach
stops, etc. Also good history about the abandonded coal towns
surrounding the area with awesome pictures of what they were
when they were booming. Very nice!
They put together a Dawson Exhibit for the reunion and we're so impressed with the new museum. I just wish they'd have had more pictures of people--we've all seen the pictures of the buildings and they're just not as interesting or why we travel for...More
It was during posted business hours, so we went in. Turns out that they were rearranging and repainting but the curator allowed us to walk around the available exhibits.
A great collection of large (at least 4 by 12 foot) panorama photos from the early...More
Very nice local museum. Large historical building in the middle of town. Tons of old photos and local memorabilia. The curator is in his 70's and grew up here, so he kinda knows what he's talking about if you have questions. This is worth visiting.
The building is very spacious, the staff was very friendly. It's more of a display of old stuff without a lot of explanation, likely the ace is under funded. Downtown Raton has seen better days and this museum is a good start for the rebirth.