New Mexico History Museum
|Location||113 Lincoln Ave.|
Santa Fe, New Mexico
The New Mexico History Museum is a history museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico. It is part of the state-run Museum of New Mexico system operated by the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs. Opened in 2009, the museum houses 96,000 square feet (8,900 m2) of permanent and rotating exhibits covering the history of New Mexico from ancient Native American cultures to the present.
The museum was built after the Museum of New Mexico's collection of historic artifacts had outgrown its previous home at the 400-year-old Palace of the Governors. The new $44 million museum opened to the public on May 24, 2009, receiving more than 10,000 visitors on its first day. It holds around 20,000 artifacts.
In addition to the main building, the museum campus includes the following facilities:
- Palace of the Governors
- Fray Angélico Chávez History Library
- Palace Press
- Photo Archives
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- "The New Mexico History Museum Campus" (PDF). New Mexico History Museum. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
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- Roberts, Kathaleen (May 17, 2009). "New Mexico's many voices". Albuquerque Journal. Retrieved November 9, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.
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