The Lea County Museum


Important Announcements

"Peter Mladinic and Jim Harris will introduce the Lea County Museum's new books, "Dressed For Winter:, and "Water and Rock" through a series of author readings. All proceeds from book sales will go to support the Lea County Museum .

My War

“My War” is Byers’ first-person account of his treacherous march across France and Germany as a foot soldier near the end of World War II.  Only a handful of his US Army platoon survived. Cost $15.00 + shipping.

​Books may be purchased by visiting the museum at 103 S. Love or calling 1-575-396-4805


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.


Wryn Best, "One Woman Show". March 9th, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., presented by the Lea County Museum.

"Water and Rock", A new book by the Lea County Museum Press, featuring poems about fishing, camping, camp fires and friends around Jan Lake, in the Boreal Forest by authors Jim Harris and Glen Sorestad . This, the 15th book published by the Lea County Museum Press is available at the Lea County Museum. Price is: $19.95 + $3.00 S&H, with all proceeds going to support the Lea County Museum.

More information at the museum, 575-396-4805.