Silver City Museum Presents From the Vault Treasures Oddities & Wonders from the Collection

. February 26, 2011 . 0 Comments

The Silver City Museum presents From the Vault: Treasures, Oddities & Wonders from the Collection on view now through March 27, 2011.

This exhibit features artifacts and photographs that have rarely or never been seen on exhibition since the Museum opened in 1967. Among the many pieces on display are a yellow “Leisure Suit” from the 1970s as well as a Santa Fe Railroad “Treasure Box” from the early 20th century. A typical complaint museums receive is that “all of the ‘good stuff’ is locked up in the back room or the proverbial vault.” Museum staff members and volunteers have selected a variety of items ranging from clothing to photographs to household appliances to display in this exhibition. The exhibition also addresses the issue of how artifacts are chosen for display and why the Museum does not display its entire collection at all times.

The Silver City Museum creates opportunities for residents and visitors to explore, understand, and celebrate the rich and diverse cultural heritage of southwestern New Mexico by collecting, preserving, researching and interpreting the region’s unique history.

Silver City Museum
312 W. Broadway
Silver City, NM 88061
4 blocks west of Hwy 90.

(out-of-town only)

Category: Museum News

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