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Review of Silver City Museum

Silver City Museum
Ranked #2 of 20 things to do in Silver City
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: In a restored 1881 Mansard/Italianate house, you'll find this fascinating history museum, which includes more than 20,000 items and artifacts related to the people and history of southwest New Mexico.
Reviewed 17 March 2014

This museum was housed in an old home and had lots of history about Silver City and the people of the area. The exhibit on the ghost towns in the surrounding areas was so fascinating and encouraged us to go and explore some of these old towns.

Thank rfriedmount
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

The people of Silver City are very proud of their city and its history, and they should be. They tell their story well in this building that was once a private home, then the city hall, the fire station, and now only a museum. Don't miss the very nice gift shop. Your purchases will only help the city, plus you will go home with a treasure. There is no admission fee, but they would appreciate a monetary donation of your choice.

Thank Charlene A
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Reviewed 18 February 2014

Located in one of the old houses built in the 1800's. Very friendly and helpful volunteer got us started. Wonderful exhibits that reflect the history of Silver City. Lovely gift shop. Be sure to climb up to the third floor cupola. Great views in all four directions with info by each window as to what you're looking at. Everything is so well done.

1  Thank Tom H
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Reviewed 20 January 2014

We went to Silver City searching the ghost of Madam Millie. Mildred Clark Cusey was an entrepreneur by nature. She led a long (87 years), mostly victorious life. Having grown as orphan, she started early in the oldest profession in the world and proceeded to own business ventures, including houses of a certain type of entertainment (from Silver City to Ketchikan) a ranch, parking lot, taxi stand, bars, restaurants and various minor houses. The core of her domain, however, remained in the 500 block of Silver City's Hudson Street. When her houses were finally closed in 1968, they were torn down and the current Post Office was erected in their place. Having red Max Evans' book about her several years ago, we were delighted to find ourselves in this part of the world and went to "visit".
Our starting point was, of course, the Silver City Museum. We did not find anything about Madam Millie in the museum (other than a paperback copy of the book in their gift shop) but we found a very interesting museum. Housed in a private building which had seen several transformation, including being a hospital and a fire department (!), the Museum is rich in history and benefits from enthusiastic volunteer docents. We were extremely lucky to visit when they had two current exhibits of great interest: one was about Mexican Saints paintings, one was about the ghost towns of New Mexico. The later one had the archive of a famous photographer who was associated with the Smithsonian institution and had a passion for history and the ghost towns. The exhibit is going on until April, do yourself a favor and go see it, if you have any interest in the subject: the photography was all done in the 60's and a lot of this does not exist anymore.

Thank Oliver S
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Reviewed 30 November 2013

This is a fine museum with history of Silver City, good traveling exhibits, all in a wonderfully interesting house.

Thank TravelgraceArizona
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