Biggest Little Museum in the West

Preserving and exhibiting the rich history of Lea County and the surrounding areas of Eastern New Mexico and West Texas

About the Lea County Museum

Programs & Exhibits

Year-round collection of programs and exhibits highlighting the history of Lea County.

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Lea County Museum Virtual Run & Walk

The Lea County Museum is hosting a Virtual Run & Walk this summer beginning June 1 through July 4.  Registration…

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Sculptor Dustin Kaufman and Lion

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Unveiling of Dave McGary Sculpture

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Lea County Museum Virtual Run/Walk Results

It may not have been how every participant would have described it, but one serious runner said the inaugural Lea…

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Recent Stories and Blogs

Hank Williams singing, black and white

Hank Williams & Ol’ Time Country

When Anthony Ray Wright and his band perform at the Lea County Museum on Friday night, July 16, at 8:00 p.m., they will be bringing a lot of country music history with them to Lovington.  In addition, singing and playing some of the songs Hank Williams made famous in the 1940s and 1950s, ARW will be reviving a lot of personal memories for folks who lived through those years or know the musical history of that era. Hank Williams was…

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Virtual Run and Walk, jogger in park

2021 Virtual Run & Walk Results

The Lea County Museum hosted its annual Run & Walk, and this year, like last year, it went virtual. Despite being virtual, it's no less exhausting, though! We're grateful for all our participants who went out there and gave it their all. Click here to skip down to the table of results. Dianna Luce and her running friend Michelle Byrd pause for a selfie in their 4-mile Virtual Run.  Karen and her husband Larry Deen do the same in their…

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Virtual Run & Walk

Lea County Museum Virtual Run & Walk

The Lea County Museum is hosting a Virtual Run & Walk this summer beginning June 1 through July 4.  Registration must happen before end of day on Sunday, July 4th.  T-shirts will be provided to the first 100 registrants. Awards and drawings will take place after July 4th.  Results will be sent through by email, phone or mail. AWARDS 1st, 2nd, 3rd will be given to male and female finishers in the following age groups: 10 and under11-1415-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960-6970+ ENTRY FORMS:…

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Ruby Dallas

“Jim Harris has written a telling piece of literature that encompasses the 50s and 60s, sometimes before those dates and sometimes after, in a low key/high interest method I’ve not encountered before….The story is not linear through the years. It zig zags. One time, he is a child remembering; at another he is a teen and at another he is grown. He is a reader beginning with the reference to Poe. By the end he is a college man familiar…

$20

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Falling Awake in Lovington

Contemporary poems by two Lea County writers.

$20.00

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From the Bull Barn to the Bucking Broncs

With antidotes, newspaper articles, association minutes, advertisements and photographs Harris and Minton provide a timeline in Lea County, New Mexico; from the late 1800’s when buffalo hunters settled at Monument Spring and the first ranches were established, through the first rodeos held at local ranches to the establishment of the Lea County Fair and Rodeo and the Open Range Cowboy Association in the 1900’s, and into the new 21st century sharing the stories of the men and women who have…

$10.00

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Love, Death, and the Plains

"This book is intended as a tribute and is gratefully dedicated to the authors of the following articles and stories. These are the men and women who took the time to write down their experiences and the experiences of their families and neighbors. It is through them that we know our past. A past unrecorded is soon erased by time. Thanks to these writers, significant fragments of our history have been recorded and are preserved. Through their writings, we can,…

$15.00

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