Western Heritage Museum and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame

5317 Lovington Hwy,New Mexico Junior College, Hobbs, NM 88240 - United States





The home of “Hobbspitality,” located on the Campus of New Mexico Junior College in Hobbs, NM, the Western Heritage Museum and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame strives to be the regional leader in the preservation and exhibition of artifacts and materials documenting the Cowboy and Ranching Heritage of Southeast New Mexico and West Texas.


Into the Great White Sands: Photographs by Craig Varjabedian
August 19-October 31, 2021

Explore the newest National Park, White Sands National Park, with Into the Great White Sands: Photographs by Craig Varjabedian. Before White Sands became a National Park on December 20, 2019, artist Craig Varjabedian explored the surrealistic landscape of White Sands, near Alamogordo, NM, creating masterful images over a period of five years. White Sands is breathtakingly vast, encompassing 275 miles with a landscape entirely made of crystals of gypsum. Pure white dunes roll in waves for miles to the mountainous horizon- forming a landscape filled with spectacular color and astonishing light. The park is brimming with a history both ancient and recently relevant, contained in an environment with flourishing vegetation and wildlife - whose days begin in vivid sunrise and end in dramatically vibrant sunsets. The Sands is an unforgettably unique place - a land that words fail to adequately describe, but whose visual beauty and wondrous imagery Varjabedian has brilliantly captured in these eloquent and evocative pictures. The fifty images selected for this exhibition of Into the Great White Sands are from his collection found in his recently published book of the same name.

To the Moon: Snoopy Soars with NASA
August 19 - October 31, 2021

Just before the first man landed on the moon, Charlie Brown and Snoopy soared through space with NASA’s Apollo 10 mission in May 1969. The exhibition To the Moon: Snoopy Soars with NASA examines the history of Apollo 10 and the Peanuts characters’ role in that flight and in the NASA Manned Flight Awareness safety program.

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