New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Archival Anecdotes: Where do the artifacts come from?


January 18, 2021

Several of the museum's early items were collected from estate sales and auctions.

In 1966, twelve residents of Eddy County came together with a mission to create and maintain the Eddy County Museum. Pictured above, early board members make the entry into the Dodd's Schoolhouse, the first of three structures that would one day house the entirety of the museum's collection.

The next priority became acquiring items to include in the collection, and area residents were happy to...

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