Everyday Odysseys: Relics of Life & Adventure in New Mexico

On display through Jul 08, 2025

New Mexico Showcase

The New Mexico History Museum’s "New Mexico Showcase" takes visitors on a journey through time one object at a time. This newly installed exhibit area located in the museum’s second floor gathering space will feature a rotating selection of objects drawn from the Museum’s extensive collection. Items brought out of storage will range from iconic to commonplace, old favorites to new acquisitions.

Rediscover the Extraordinary in the Ordinary

The inaugural installation of the "New Mexico Showcase," "Everyday Odysseys: Relics of Life & Adventure in New Mexico," invites museum goers to see everyday items in a whole new light. Through the lens of curiosity and imagination, this exhibit explores the ordinary objects that have shaped our state’s rich and diverse heritage.

Image credit: Man riding an ordinary or penny-farthing bicycle, Las Vegas, New Mexico, ca. 1881-1887. Courtesy New Mexico History Museum, Photo Archives (NMHM/DCA), Neg. No. 163641. Image credit: Studio photographer operating camera during portrait session, studio of Henry T. Hiester. Courtesy New Mexico History Museum, Photo Archives (NMHM/DCA), Neg. No. HP.1974.25.002.

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