Sunday, May 3, 2015
the old museum
While I was in Tucumcari, New Mexico, I stopped by the Tucumcari Historical Museum. What an amazing museum this is!! It is filled (on three stories) with antiques and memorabilia from the area and it is a non-stop feast for the eyes. The museum is housed in an old school building built in 1903. It is easy to picture the children running up and down the central wooden staircase. Every room is filled with items donated by local residents and the displays clearly represent the history of Tucumcari and Quay County in eastern New Mexico. Surrounding the outside grounds of the museum are buckboards, wagons, a windmill and even a soon-to-be-restored jet airplane. There is an annex building named for and dedicated to Herman Moncus who was a resident of the town. He was instrumental in collecting and donating exhibits for the museum. The museum is located just a few blocks off of old Route 66 which runs right through the main street of town. It is so much fun discovering these museums along the way as I travel. This one is amazing.