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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Upcoming Events and Calendar

Recent Stories and Blogs

Adrianne Ross playing basketball purple jersey TCU

2021 Lea County Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies

Join us on December 2nd as we induct Guy Allen, Adrianne Ross and Bob Jackson into the Lea County Sports Hall of Fame.  Tickets are $25.  Contact the Lea County Museum as seating is limited.

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Old western wagon

Donate to the Lea County Museum

The Lea County Museum is a non-profit organization that depends on donations from the community to operate. We have been fortunate to have great support from people and organizations around the area. This has allowed us to expand considerably and introduce a concert series as well. There is still a lot to do and more we'd like to bring to the community of Lea, but we need your help to make our goals a reality. Here is a look at…

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Lea County Museum building

Lea County Museum Seeks Full-Time Executive Director

The Lea County Museum seeks a full time Executive Director to provide dynamic leadership and to direct planning, organization, staffing, and operations for the museum located in Lovington. Salary commensurate with skills and/or experience. Range is $32,000 to $48,000. Full job description available below. Open until filled. Applicants may apply by emailing resume and references to: LeaCoMuseum@leaco.net. Job Description: The Lea County Museum seeks an Executive Director to provide dynamic leadership and to direct planning, organization, staffing, and operations. The Executive…

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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…

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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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