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“Time is Peserved”

Historical Center for Southeast New Mexico
Roswell, New Mexico
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Time is Peserved”
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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Tucson, Arizona
Level 6 Contributor
569 reviews
101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 314 helpful votes
“Nice Little Museum”
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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Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
79 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Step back into history 100 years ago.”
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
Level 6 Contributor
125 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“A well done museum”
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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Knoxville, Tennessee
Level 6 Contributor
196 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Interesting taste of the Old West”
Reviewed June 27, 2012

Many antiques. They have some household items that you would never have thought of as existing in the Old West. Friendly people who are very knowledgeable about just about any question you could ask about Roswell history.

Visited June 2012
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