As former curator of TBHS, I thank you for the kind words. It was during my tenure they changed the name of the museum from just "Tularosa Basin Historical Society Museum" to the "Alamogordo Museum of History."
The large antique oak table is not a dining table but a conference table from the old courthouse. It's got provenance. It is absolutely gorgeous.
TBHS has some jewels in their small quarters. They just received in an anonymous donation the La Luz Pottery site after having received several boxes of their records while I was there. TBHS also has an oral history collection that is quite extensive. They have interviewed many persons from the pioneer families of the area so there are great tidbits buried in them.
There must have been a clinic in Weed, amazing number of births there in the summer months. These were families with permanent addreses in the Tularosa Basin. As for the Tularosa History Society, a... more
It has been written for authors .... "No index, no heaven." It is rare to find an interview tape that has been indexed. It is hard to justify spending time listening to a tape without some indication ... more
There is a big program here at NAU in gathering oral histories of northern Arizona and Flagstaff in particular. It has been ongoing for at least a decade. However, a local 'flack' remarked that... more
I'm not sure what percentage it is currently at TBHS, but when I was there, they had quite a few of their interviews transcribed so you can read that before listening. I know that the Oral History... more
I don't know how much the collection of oral histories (conducted across the state) at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Museum in Las Cruces would help your research, but they also transcribe each... more
historian59, I believe I've spoken with the Director/Curator of History of the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Museum. In the meantime, I've found what I was looking for, but again, thank you for all your... more
Most likely with Cameron Saffell, the Museum's Curator of History and supervisor of the oral history program. The Museum director is my husband. Glad you found your information. Hopefully I can be of ... more