Geronimo Springs Museum

 

The Museum is located in downtown Truth or Consequences right next to the Geronimo Hot Springs where Native Americans and early cowboys came to rest and to bathe in the hot mineral water. One of the first rooms you’ll enter is an impressive art gallery displaying works from the Museum’s permanent collection of local and regional artists on a rotating schedule.

Geronimo Springs Museum Website

Location:
211 Main Street,
Truth or Consequences,
New Mexico
Hours:
Open 9 am – 5 pm
Monday – Saturday
Open Noon – 5pm
Sunday
Admission:
$6.00 Adults
$3.00 Children 6-18
Phone:
(575) 894-6600

Las Palomas Plaza and fountain at the site of the original hot springs adjacent to Geronimo Springs Museum, dedicated in March 2001, features colorful ceramic mountains and waterfalls, and benches with tiles reflecting the history of the area. It was created by New Mexico artist Shel Neymark.

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The museum gift shop has a wide array of items including clothing, books and authentic jewelry, all with a cultural flair. You will find wonderful gifts and souvenirs that will be of interest to everyone.

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The museum portrays Sierra County from prehistoric times to the present day. The first room you enter from the gift shop has a Mastodon and a Mammoth skull. Both were found in this area. There is also a display of rocks and other fossils.

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The Apache Room has a life size wax statue of the famous Apache, Geronimo, as well as information of his life. Other Apache leaders and their way of life are exhibited in this room.

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The Hispanic Heritage Room gives the history of Hispanic settlers in the area. The room has a territorial gate featuring some of the first Hispanic families, with a complete alter adjacent to it.

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The Farm and Ranch Rooms show a variety of tools used by early farmers and ranchers, men as well as the ladies. On display is an authentic “Chuck Box” once used by a local ranch.

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You will find an authentic miner’s log cabin that was brought from the Gila National Forest.

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Da-Whe (Zuni for all kinds of pottery) is our very special room displaying a very extensive pottery collection including, Mimbres, Tularosa, Alma, and Hohokam pottery. Many other Native American artifacts such as arrowheads and other tools are on display.

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The history of Sierra County is shown in the Wilson Room. Here is a standing album that tells about the old forts of this area, Elephant Butte and Caballo Dams, and all the small communities and Ghost Towns of the area.

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Our Military Room honors all of our area veterans as well as exhibits from all armed conflicts.

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The Ralph Edwards Room has the story of why the city came to be called Truth or Consequences. There is memorabilia and information on the annual Fiesta, and photos of all the famous stars that have attended these Fiestas.

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The Heritage Room has a flowing fountain with giant murals in the background showing our heritage down through the ages. The New Mexico Old Time Fiddlers Hall of Fame is also located in this room.

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