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Friday, April 16, 2010

New Mexico History Museum Number One in Nation

On April 9, True West Magazine honored the New Mexico History Museum with its top Western Museums Award in its May 2010 issue. The museum’s campus, a collection of historical buildings located a few blocks from The Don Gaspar Inn, offers a collection as diverse as New Mexico itself. The museum was noted for its size, comprised of the Palace of the Governors, the nation's oldest continuously occupied public building, Fray Angélico Chávez History Library, Palace of the Governors Photo Archives, Palace Press, and Native American Artisans Portal Program. The article featured the 96,000-square-foot building's architecture, including the 300 handmade arrows that dangle from the ceiling in the core exhibit's Pueblo Revolt area. Also in the magazine is an article noting 25 kid-friendly museums, and it names the Native American Artisans Portal Program at the Palace of the Governors. The museum’s main exhibit, Telling New Mexico: Stories from Then and Now is a diverse display of the culture, and history of New Mexico. Currently on exhibit through May 21, 2011 is Santa Fe Found: Fragments of Time: The archaeological and historic roots of America’s oldest capital city. For more information reference or call (505) 476-5200. The Don Gaspar Inn, The Casa Blanca Inn, and Blue Lake Ranch are members of Inns of the Southwest. Please visit our websites for monthly specials.