The Lea County Museum


Important Announcements

“Way Before Daylight, Long After Dark: A New Mexico Rancher’s Story,” is the twelfth published by the LCM in the last nine years, with profits from the book supporting the museum.                                    

         The book contains dozens of images, including family photographs, maps, and drawings by Mike Capron, Joe Hobbs, and one photograph by Gordon Snidow.

         Johnson has been writing the book for several years, and it contains chapters about many of the cowboys and ranchers he has known and with whom he has worked.  In addition, the book briefly chronicles the lives of some of his near and distant relatives on both sides of his family and for several generations.

Lea County’s Border States Corvette Club members will have a formal group drive to Lovington, gather there for a show and judging of their automobiles, and then tour the historic buildings and exhibits at the Lea County Museum on Saturday, July 16th from 10 a.m. with winners being announced at 11 a.m.

 The show will take place in the 100 block of East Central Street, on the south side of the town square, across from the courthouse, and in front of the museum’s Lister Building and Town Hall and is open to all Corvette owners and their are no fees. Call LCM at 575-396-4805 for more information.

          In addition, there are no fees for touring the Lea County Museum.


Welcome to the Lea County Museum

The county seat of Lea, Lovington became a town in 1908 when settlers from east of the Texas line homesteaded the western edges of the Llano Estacado in New Mexico Territory.

Lea County Museum

New Mexico became a state in 1912. Lea became a county in 1917.

The Lea County Museum was created by the Lovington Women's Club in 1969 when the club purchased the Commercial Hotel, which was about to be razed.

The Lea County Museum is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization operated by a volunteer board of directors.


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