Columbus Historical Musem

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P.O. Box 562 , Columbus, NM, USA

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Very Interesting History and People Oct 27, 2017
I had been to the museum located in the old railroad depot, in Columbus, New Mexico on several occasions. Charlie, however, has never been here; so I wanted to stop here and show him the museum and the history of the town. The Columbus Historical Society Museum has three rooms filled with memorabilia associated with General Pershing and the raid conducted by soldiers belonging to Pancho Villa on the town on 9 March 1916. It also has a collection of antiques from that era, many relating to the railroad, mining, Indian Tribes from the area, art and other pioneer related items. The most interesting room to me was the one dedicated to the life and career of General Pershing and the raid the town of Columbus. The room is filled with interesting memorabilia and facts. The railroad was very important to the settling of the area so there is a room dedicated to the railroad and railroad memorabilia in the museum too. There are also railroad items, to include a caboose they are restoring, located outside the museum. The last room in the museum is the Period Room which is filled with antiques from the late 1800s and the early 1900s. The lady running the museum on my last visit, October 2017, was quite interesting and told us a number of facts about the town's history, current situations along the border, and lots of town gossip. The museum is worth a stop if you came here for the state park; but I would not drive here just for the museum. The museum is open from 10 AM to 4 PM, and admission is FREE.
Columbus Museum
Columbus Museum
Pershing Room
Pershing Room
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