This museum in Deming was that and more, much more! They have an outstanding Mimbres pottery collection and rooms and rooms of local history as well as several private collections that have been donated to the museum over the years. We spent hours there and it was easy and very enjoyable:
I love the bold geometric patterns and the animals in these bowls. Note that most of the bowls have a hole in them. These were bowls used in burials and the hole was made to allow the spirit to escape.
|huge geode collection|
|this cart was used by a local for many years|
|a bell collection|