Image above of Comb Morion helmet, probably Spanish or Italian, 16-17th centuries of the type worn by the Spanish conquistadores. On loan from a private collection to the Millicent
“New Mexico is My Home” Exhibit Opens Friday in Taos
TAOS – The Millicent Rogers Museum (MRM) located in Taos is pleased to announce a special exhibition, “New Mexico is My Home”, opening on Friday 27 March and continuing until 28 June of this year. The exhibition is featuring more than 50 objects borrowed from private collections that chronicle the history and cultures of New Mexico and the Southwest. The exhibition begins with early maps relating to the first explorations of the Southwest. Along the way, visitors will see and learn about the early settlement of the region, the impact of the Mexican War in 1847, the Mexican Punitive Expedition in 1915 as well as the influence of tourism.
The collection was primarily borrowed from the private museum of Jim and Mary Dale Gordon. Items featured include 17th and 18th century documents, a rifle that probably was carried by one of Geronimo’s band, and early maps showing the evolution of the state’s borders. Other items borrowed from private collections include a rare quilt made by one of the units stationed in New Mexico during the Mexican Border Insurrection and a second quilt featuring images of Buffalo Bill and President Teddy Roosevelt.
“This special exhibition is very unique and many of the items have never been publicly shown before,” states museum executive director Peter S. Seibert. “It has something for everyone and is one of the most fun shows we have ever done!”
The exhibition is open daily (closed March 30, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day) from 10-5.
Crazy Quilt made by spouses of the soldiers in the 5th U.S. Cavalry stationed at Fort Wingate, New Mexico, in 1905. On loan to Millicent Rogers Museum from a private collection.
For more information you may visit the event website at www.millicentrogers.org