Day trip: Science Spectrum Museum and OMNI Theater

Gabriel Monte Science Spectrum Museum and OMNI Theater • Location: 2579 S. Loop 289, Lubbock, Texas, 79423 • What activities can you enjoy at this location: The Science Spectrum offers 250 hands-on exhibits that show science applied to life. Exhibits include Flight, which shows the science of flight; the Science of Sports, which shows how […]

Day trip: Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum

Gabriel Monte Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum • Location: 2503 4th Avenue Canyon, Texas • What activities can you enjoy at this location: The museum offers exhibits featuring the historic and cultural heritage of the panhandle. Exhibits include displays featuring the petroleum industry that flourished in the 1920s, the pioneer town with a collection of everyday items […]

Day trip: Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum

Courtesy photo Gabriel Monte Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum • Location: 9201 Balloon Museum Drive Northeast, Albuquerque. • What activities can you enjoy at this location: The Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum presents the development of ballooning through historic, scientific and artistic objects reflecting worldwide achievements in this field. The museum offers interactive and hands-on […]

Day trip: New Mexico Museum of Space History

• Place: New Mexico Museum of Space History • Location: Highway 2001 in Alamogordo. • What activities can you enjoy at this location: Learn about the history and science of space exploration. Exhibits include the ViewSpace Theatre, which is an internet-fed, self-updating, permanent exhibit from the Space Telescope Science Institute, home of NASA’s Hubble Space […]

Day trip: Museum gives visitors trip back into time

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Courtesy photo The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science is located at 1801 Mountain Road NW in Albuquerque. Place: New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Location: 1801 Mountain Road NW, Albuquerque What activities can you enjoy at this location: Explore the pre-historic history of New Mexico with the Timetracks exhibits, which […]

Club notes — Oct. 17

Daughters of the American Revolution The El Portal Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, met Oct. 9 at the Miles Anthropological Museum at ENMU in Portales with Cori Snobble and Pam Wallace as hostesses. The program was presented by John Montgomery, professor of anthropology at ENMU and director of Blackwater Draw Museum. Miles […]

Day trip: Cultural works on display

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Place: Kwahadi Museum of the American Indian Location: 9151 I-40 East in Amarillo, Texas. It is about two-and-a-half hours from Cannon. What is it? The museum gives visitors a look into the cultures of the people of the pueblos and plains. The museum displays fine paintings, bronzes fine old beadwork and material culture items. What […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Old time rock and a presidential pardon

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Old time rock Thursday is the official kickoff of the annual Clovis Music Festival featuring museum tours and lots of live old time rock n’ roll. Here’s a link to the complete schedule: http://www.clovismusicfestival.net/index2.php#/info1/1/ Open gates The Open Gate Program is making enrolled private […]

Day trip: Museum to be dedicated

Courtesy photo This crew won a bombing competition in 1955 at Walker Air Force Base in Roswell. The base closed June 30, 1967. Event: Remembering Walker Air Force Base opening and dedication of the Walker Aviation Museum. When: 2 p.m. Sept. 18. Location: Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Performing Arts Center, located on the Roswell Industrial […]

Day trip: Dinosaur bones on display at museum

Cannon Connections photo: Clarence Plank A large bronze of a Triceratops head offers children and adults a chance to see how big the dinosaur was at Mesalands Community College’s dinosaur museum. Place: Mesalands Community College’s Dinosaur Museum. Location: It is 78.2 miles from Cannon Air Force Base and takes about 1 hour and 35 minutes […]

Day trip: Museum showcases Billy the Kid memorabilia

Courtesy of Don Sweet The Billy the Kid Museum opened in 1952 in Fort Sumner and exhibits a collection of Billy the Kid memorabilia, items related to the history of Fort Sumner and the surrounding area. Place: Billy the Kid Museum in Fort Sumner. Location: The museum is located on the main strip in Fort […]

Grapefruit, oranges featured on show

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on museum collections, using grapefruit and oranges, and making centerpieces will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon. Pamela Kelly works with the Museum of New Mexico in Santa Fe. She will explain how licensees use the historic collections of museums for product […]

Blackwater Draw museum closing for winter break

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University’s Blackwater Draw Museum will close for winter break from 5 p.m. Wednesday until 10 a.m. Jan. 4. The museum is on U.S. 70 approximately 7 miles north of Portales near Greyhound Stadium. Information: Matt Hillsman at 562-2202.

Day trip: Museum focuses on nuclear history

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Courtesy of the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History. The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History in Albuquerque offers a trip through nuclear history. Place: The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History Location: The museum is located at 601 Eubank Blvd. SE in Albuquerque. It is 210 miles or roughly a three […]

Day trip: Clovis home to model train museum

Cannon Connections Photo: Carrie Pendleton The Clovis Depot Model Train Museum displays nine model train layouts depicting railways from around the world. It also boasts a gift shop. Place: Clovis Depot Model Train Museum Location: The museum is located at 221 W. First St. in Clovis. It is 7.5 miles or a 15-minute drive from […]

Recreation opportunities abound in Portales

Cannon Connections: Argen Duncan Roosevelt County 4-H member Daizia Looney, 10, shears her goat in preparation for the Roosevelt County Fair. The 4-H program provides a variety of activities for 5- to 19-year-olds, with many opportunities for the whole family to get involved. By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections Did you know Portales has a Frisbee […]

Local briefs

Staff and wire reports Scholarships available The New Mexico Museum of Space History’s popular Shuttle Camp Program has partnered with the Department of Higher Education’s N.M. GEAR UP initiative to provide free scholarships to incoming 10th graders in Portales and other communities. The scholarships pay for students to attend a full week of Shuttle Camp […]

Museum captures American West

Courtesy photo Hubbard Museum of the American West is located at 841 U.S. 70 West, Ruidoso Downs. Place: Hubbard Museum of the American West Location: 841 U.S. 70 West, Ruidoso Downs. The museum is located 175 miles, or a three-hour drive, from Cannon Air Force Base. What activities can you enjoy at this location? You […]

Day trip: Albuquerque museum houses meteorites

Courtesy of the UNM Meteorite Museum A pallasites meteor from Imilac, Chile, is on display at the University of New Mexico Meteorite Museum. Place: Meteorite and Geology Museums, University of New Mexico Institute of Meteoritics Location: The University of New Mexico Northrop Hall, 200 Yale NE, Albuquerque. The museums are 217 miles, or roughly a […]

College hosts art series, museum

Courtesy of Clovis Community College Clovis Community College’s Cultural Art Series is slated to present “The Best of Broadway” performance April 25. Place: Clovis Community College. The school has Cultural Art Series performances and houses the Eula Mae Edward Memorial Museum and Gallery. Location: Both are located on the Clovis Community College campus at 417 […]