I knew about the name change. They have a very nice display of stuff from the conquistadors thru pretty modern western history that I enjoy also. They have some nice old guns on display. I've been to the space thing in Alamo and that's where I attended my only visit to an I-Max theater. They were showing a 3-D movie and I hadn't been to one of those since shortly after the first ones showed up. They didn't go over very well in my town and I only saw a couple. I like the Living Desert in Carlsbad but hasn't that been turned over to the town? I'm going to haul the gg daughters over there after it cools down some. All but one are old enough to appreciate it now and the new girl wouldn't care.
The Lea County Cowboy Hall Of Fame isn't large but it has a good display and history of the more well known settlers and quite a bit of gear. Saddles, buggies, even a water wagon are there. They have a chuck wagon display with an old cowboy setting by the fire that will talk to you and is so real looking that one of my gg daughters though he was alive the first time we took them there. They also have different exhibits during the year and some are pretty interesting.
We have been to the Billy the Kid museum in Fort Sumner several times and my wife points out things she remembers from when she was a kid. The owner, if he's still alive, is a school chum of my wife's oldest brother and we talk about those years when my wife's family lived there. They talk, I listen. My wife isn't impressed by Billy at all. Her and the other school kids her age played on his tombstone. It's in a cage now after it was stolen a few times. To me it's a tombstone in a dry, dusty graveyard where a famous killer is buried.
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