New Mexico Military Museum

New Mexico Military Museum The primary goal of the New Mexico Military Museum will be to discover, preserve, and disseminate knowledge about New Mexico’s military history.

Operating as usual

Photos from New Mexico National Guard's post
06/12/2021

Photos from New Mexico National Guard's post

The New Mexico Military Museum remembers and thanks you for your service. Take this weekend to remember and thank those ...
05/28/2021

The New Mexico Military Museum remembers and thanks you for your service. Take this weekend to remember and thank those who served and those who continue to serve.
#memorialday #memorialday2021 #thankyouforyourservice #thankyouforyoursacrifice #military #nmmilitarymuseum #newmexicomilitarymuseum

The New Mexico Military Museum remembers and thanks you for your service. Take this weekend to remember and thank those who served and those who continue to serve.
#memorialday #memorialday2021 #thankyouforyourservice #thankyouforyoursacrifice #military #nmmilitarymuseum #newmexicomilitarymuseum

05/25/2021

EDIT: Construction is still underway. We will update you when we re-open.

ATTENTION: The New Mexico Military Museum will be closed until next Wednesday (06/02/21) due to construction. Thank you for understanding. We will re-open on Friday, June 4th at 10AM.

05/21/2021

Good news! We are now up and running again! Thanks for your patience.

Since 1977, the International Council of Museums has organized International Museum Day which represents a unique moment...
05/18/2021

Since 1977, the International Council of Museums has organized International Museum Day which represents a unique moment for the international museum community. The objective is to raise awareness about the fact that “museums are an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace among peoples.”

Since 1977, the International Council of Museums has organized International Museum Day which represents a unique moment for the international museum community. The objective is to raise awareness about the fact that “museums are an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace among peoples.”

04/29/2021

NOTICE: Our Civil War exhibit, "New Mexico's Civil War," is currently undergoing repairs and will be temporarily unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience.

04/28/2021

Good Afternoon. The museum will be closing early today at 1:00pm. Thank you for understanding.

04/13/2021

To our interested guests:

Over the next four months, we will be accomplishing some small-scale improvement projects at the museum. Currently, there no plans to close. However, we will keep you updated on any changes.

04/09/2021
NEW EXHIBIT NOW UP!
04/06/2021
New Exhibit: New Mexico's Civil War

NEW EXHIBIT NOW UP!

Our new exhibit, New Mexico's Civil War, introduces the casual viewer to the story of the Civil War in New Mexico, the New Mexico Campaign, as well as the major players, events, forts, battles, and so on.

The New Mexico Military Museum is now open. The Museum is hosting limited hours (M-W-F | 10AM to 3PM). Our new exhibit, ...
04/05/2021

The New Mexico Military Museum is now open. The Museum is hosting limited hours (M-W-F | 10AM to 3PM). Our new exhibit, “New Mexico’s Civil War” will also be up.

#nmmilitarymuseum #newmexicomilitarymuseum #civilwar #santafe #newmexico

The New Mexico Military Museum is now open. The Museum is hosting limited hours (M-W-F | 10AM to 3PM). Our new exhibit, “New Mexico’s Civil War” will also be up.

#nmmilitarymuseum #newmexicomilitarymuseum #civilwar #santafe #newmexico

See below for information on our re-opening status.
04/02/2021
Museum Re-Opening

See below for information on our re-opening status.

The New Mexico Military Museum is committed to creating a safe environment for our employees as well as our visitors.

The Bataan Memorial March is Virtual in 2021
03/31/2021
The Bataan Memorial March is Virtual in 2021

The Bataan Memorial March is Virtual in 2021

On Sunday, April 11, 2021, at 7:00 am, 10 Members of Santa Fe Search and Rescue, Team Rubicon, veterans, and civilians, will participate in the virtual Bataan Memorial Death March.

As we continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, please take a moment today to recognize the men and women who were calle...
03/29/2021

As we continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, please take a moment today to recognize the men and women who were called to battle during the Vietnam War.

Today, March 29th, is National Vietnam War Veterans Day. It is the day America honors those who served in the United States Armed Forces during the Vietnam War era.

These brave and honorable service members answered our nation's call to duty when our leaders called for their military service. Many who served in southeast Asia did not receive a warm welcome when they returned home from service.

To our Vietnam Veterans, Welcome Home and thank you for your service.

A special thank you to your families as well for their sacrifice.

As we continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, please take a moment today to recognize the men and women who were called to battle during the Vietnam War.

Today, March 29th, is National Vietnam War Veterans Day. It is the day America honors those who served in the United States Armed Forces during the Vietnam War era.

These brave and honorable service members answered our nation's call to duty when our leaders called for their military service. Many who served in southeast Asia did not receive a warm welcome when they returned home from service.

To our Vietnam Veterans, Welcome Home and thank you for your service.

A special thank you to your families as well for their sacrifice.

Our friends at the Pecos National Historical Park are up to some pretty cool things. Read more about it and see their of...
02/24/2021
2021 Virtual Civil War Encampment

Our friends at the Pecos National Historical Park are up to some pretty cool things. Read more about it and see their official press release by visiting our blog post (found below).

The annual Civil War Encampment at Pecos National Historical Park will take place virtually this year! From Monday, March 22nd to

NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN!!!Each year the selection board picks New Mexico National Guard Soldiers and Airmen to be induc...
02/03/2021
HALL OF HONOR | NM Military Museum

NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN!!!

Each year the selection board picks New Mexico National Guard Soldiers and Airmen to be inducted into the Hall of Honor. Candidates should be New Mexicans, living or deceased, that have served in the New Mexico National Guard.

More information, the nomination packet, as well as 2020's recipients can be found below.

Learn about the Hall of Honor nomination process.

Earlier, we posted about the New Mexico Military Museum Foundation, Inc. call for board members. More information can be...
12/28/2020
Call for Members

Earlier, we posted about the New Mexico Military Museum Foundation, Inc. call for board members. More information can be found here.

The New Mexico Military Museum Foundation, Inc. is calling for board members to join their team.

The New Mexico Military Museum Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit group that supports the New Mexico Military Museum locat...
12/27/2020

The New Mexico Military Museum Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit group that supports the New Mexico Military Museum located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The Foundation is looking to round out its board with individuals who have experience in grant writing, fundraising, and social media. However, all interested parties are encouraged to apply – especially those with a basic understanding of museums and/or historical projects.

For more information, visit our website (link in bio/about). See our latest news on our HOME page, or select Museum News.

#newmexicomilitarymuseum #nmmilitarymuseum #volunteer

The New Mexico Military Museum Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit group that supports the New Mexico Military Museum located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The Foundation is looking to round out its board with individuals who have experience in grant writing, fundraising, and social media. However, all interested parties are encouraged to apply – especially those with a basic understanding of museums and/or historical projects.

For more information, visit our website (link in bio/about). See our latest news on our HOME page, or select Museum News.

#newmexicomilitarymuseum #nmmilitarymuseum #volunteer

We hope you stay safe and healthy during this holiday season.#nmmilitarymuseum #newmexicomilitarymuseum #happyholidays #...
12/22/2020

We hope you stay safe and healthy during this holiday season.

#nmmilitarymuseum #newmexicomilitarymuseum #happyholidays #happyyule #happychristmas #merrychristmas #happychanukah #happyhanukkah #fewdayslateforthatone #sorry #eightcrazynights #happykwanzaa #andanyothersiforgot #lasposadas

We hope you stay safe and healthy during this holiday season.

#nmmilitarymuseum #newmexicomilitarymuseum #happyholidays #happyyule #happychristmas #merrychristmas #happychanukah #happyhanukkah #fewdayslateforthatone #sorry #eightcrazynights #happykwanzaa #andanyothersiforgot #lasposadas

New Mexico National Guard History December 1940
12/04/2020

New Mexico National Guard History December 1940

New Mexico National Guard Headlines from December,1940
12/04/2020

New Mexico National Guard Headlines from December,1940

11/25/2020
Medal of Honor recipient SSG Hiroshi "Hershey" Miyamura

Hiroshi “Hershey” Miyamura, a New Mexico native who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in the Korean War, spoke to the New Mexico Military Museum in his home in Gallup before his last speech to the U.S. Navy Seabees.

Hershey recounted his time in service during his talk, from completing basic training during WWII to his time as a prisoner of war in the Korean War. He also shared his best advice for young servicemen and women.

11/23/2020
New Mexico National Guard Hall of Honor Induction ceremony - Class of 2020

The New Mexico National Guard Hall of Honor Selection Committee inducted the members of the Hall of Honor class of 2020 in a virtual ceremony November 21, 2020.

The inductees of the NMNG Hall of Honor represent the best of the men and women who have served the state and nation, both in and out of uniform.

The inductees of the class of 2020 are 1st Sgt. Manuel Armijo, 200th Coast Artillery and the oldest Bataan Death March survivor; Chief Warrant Officer 5 Richard J. Quigley, New Mexico Army National Guard Fixed-Wing Detachment commander and Vietnam veteran, and Col. Robert L. Sands, a veteran of World War II Korean War and the New Mexico Air National Guard.

Fun Fact: Veterans Day was originally Armistice Day - commemorating the end of World War I. However, due to World War II...
11/11/2020

Fun Fact: Veterans Day was originally Armistice Day - commemorating the end of World War I.

However, due to World War II and the Korean War, “armistice” was changed to “veterans” to honor American veterans of ALL wars. #veteransday #newmexicomilitarymuseum #nmmilitarymuseum

Fun Fact: Veterans Day was originally Armistice Day - commemorating the end of World War I.

However, due to World War II and the Korean War, “armistice” was changed to “veterans” to honor American veterans of ALL wars. #veteransday #newmexicomilitarymuseum #nmmilitarymuseum

We are currently hard at work creating reopening procedures, policies, and more. Keep an eye out here and on our website...
10/05/2020

We are currently hard at work creating reopening procedures, policies, and more. Keep an eye out here and on our website (link in bio) for our reopening date as well as our modified hours. Thanks all and stay safe. #newmexicomilitarymuseum #nmmilitarymuseum

We are currently hard at work creating reopening procedures, policies, and more. Keep an eye out here and on our website (link in bio) for our reopening date as well as our modified hours. Thanks all and stay safe. #newmexicomilitarymuseum #nmmilitarymuseum

Information on this panel discussion, speakers, and the new documentary APOCALYPSE ’45 is now available. Visit below for...
09/02/2020
Tragedy and Triumph: New Mexico and Apocalypse '45

Information on this panel discussion, speakers, and the new documentary APOCALYPSE ’45 is now available. Visit below for more as well as for instructions on how to register for the event.

This panel discussion is created in conjunction with the new documentary APOCALYPSE ’45 and in commemoration of the 75th anniversary or the

World War II came to its OFFICIAL conclusion in 1945 aboard the U.S.S. Missouri in Tokyo Bay. While Japan unconditionall...
09/02/2020

World War II came to its OFFICIAL conclusion in 1945 aboard the U.S.S. Missouri in Tokyo Bay. While Japan unconditionally surrendered a month prior, the ceremony was placed on hold until representatives from the major Allied powers could arrive. The ceremony lasted 20 minutes. Signatories included the United States, Japan, China, Britain, USSR, Australia, Canada, France, the Netherlands, and New Zealand.
#wwii #militaryhistory #vjday #nmmilitarymuseum #newmexicomilitarymuseum

World War II came to its OFFICIAL conclusion in 1945 aboard the U.S.S. Missouri in Tokyo Bay. While Japan unconditionally surrendered a month prior, the ceremony was placed on hold until representatives from the major Allied powers could arrive. The ceremony lasted 20 minutes. Signatories included the United States, Japan, China, Britain, USSR, Australia, Canada, France, the Netherlands, and New Zealand.
#wwii #militaryhistory #vjday #nmmilitarymuseum #newmexicomilitarymuseum

Today in New Mexico Military History - 77 years ago today (August 18, 1943) marked the end of Operation Husky of the Sic...
08/18/2020

Today in New Mexico Military History - 77 years ago today (August 18, 1943) marked the end of Operation Husky of the Sicilian Campaign (World War II) in which the New Mexico National Guard's Company C (old Company F from Las Vegas, NM), 120th Engineer Combat Battalion participated in.

In the story links below, Gilbert Gallegos relates finding a captured N**i flag at the Albuquerque Museum which was signed by members of Company C, many of them from the Las Vegas area.

The link to the story is here: Caution-http://gilsnmgenealogy.blogspot.com/2013/07/60th-anniversary-of-operation-husky.html < Caution-http://gilsnmgenealogy.blogspot.com/2013/07/60th-anniversary-of-operation-husky.html >

Mr. Gallegos describes visiting the museum to see the flag here: Caution-http://gilsnmgenealogy.blogspot.com/2011/12/special-flag.html < Caution-http://gilsnmgenealogy.blogspot.com/2011/12/special-flag.html >

Three of the author's relatives, Eloy, Clemente and Tony Gallegos signed the captured flag.

Photos are courtesy of Mr. Gallegos' blog, as well as a unit photo of old Company F from Las Vegas from an article written by Dr. Maurilio Vigil.

Siempre Listos! (Always Ready) - the motto of the 120th Engineer Combat Battalion during World War II.

Research courtesy of Charles Martinez, New Mexico National Guard Historian

This donation came to us from the NMARNG OCS Class 62-19. The artwork was generously donated by @jessiestandridge We’re ...
08/12/2020

This donation came to us from the NMARNG OCS Class 62-19. The artwork was generously donated by @jessiestandridge We’re hoping to add it to a future exhibit which will put together various types of artistry associated with current military stories and military history. #nmmilitarymuseum #newmexicomilitarymuseum #art #leatherwork #newmexico

This donation came to us from the NMARNG OCS Class 62-19. The artwork was generously donated by @jessiestandridge We’re hoping to add it to a future exhibit which will put together various types of artistry associated with current military stories and military history. #nmmilitarymuseum #newmexicomilitarymuseum #art #leatherwork #newmexico

Happy 230th Birthday to the U.S. Coast Guard!
08/04/2020

Happy 230th Birthday to the U.S. Coast Guard!

Happy 230th Birthday to the U.S. Coast Guard!

Today marks the 77th Anniversary of the Invasion of Sicily.  New Mexico's 120th Engineer Combat Battalion was part of th...
07/10/2020

Today marks the 77th Anniversary of the Invasion of Sicily. New Mexico's 120th Engineer Combat Battalion was part of the 45th Infantry Division and supported the Infantry Regiments of the Division.

A copy of the 10 July 1945 "45th Division News" which commemorates the 2nd Anniversary of the invasion is attached.

WWII History of the Invasion of Sicily:
Caution-https://history.army.mil/brochures/72-16/72-16.htm?fbclid=IwAR2MmqNgKA6Uc7KHFzHDYVnGwnHesEx8iyCpmudKJsjbV4jmvkuUmOloCb4 < Caution-https://history.army.mil/brochures/72-16/72-16.htm?fbclid=IwAR2MmqNgKA6Uc7KHFzHDYVnGwnHesEx8iyCpmudKJsjbV4jmvkuUmOloCb4 >

Also attached is a photo of Major General Geoffrey Keyes and other men on 10 July 1943 (SC 175920, Credit NARA). The official caption of the photo is: "Maj. Gen. Geoffrey Keyes, Deputy Commanding General, 7th Army; an American officer; Maj. Gen. Ridgeway, Commanding General, 82nd Airborne Division and members of their staff on the beach of Gela, Sicily, at 8:15 AM." 10 July 1943.

Major General Keyes was born in Fort Bayard, New Mexico and when he was the II Corps commander, fired the 200,000th round of the 804th Tank Destroyer Battalion with Company B (out of Raton, NM) in April 1945. He was also the brother-in-law of New Mexico Rough Rider Maximiliano Luna (his older sister Berenice was Luna's wife).

The New Mexico Military Museum wishes you a Happy (and safe) Fourth of July weekend.
07/04/2020

The New Mexico Military Museum wishes you a Happy (and safe) Fourth of July weekend.

The New Mexico Military Museum wishes you a Happy (and safe) Fourth of July weekend.

The New Mexico Military Museum is located in the Old Santa Fe Armory - also known as ‘La Armeria de Santa Fe.’ It was th...
06/12/2020

The New Mexico Military Museum is located in the Old Santa Fe Armory - also known as ‘La Armeria de Santa Fe.’ It was the second armory built in Santa Fe and became the home of Battery C of the 200th Coast Artillery which played a major role in the defense of the Philippines and were part of the Bataan Death March. This location also served as New Mexico's induction center during World War II. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places (Ref. # 11000530). #nmmilitarymuseum #newmexicomilitarymuseum #militarymuseums #militaryhistory #bataandeathmarch #armory #newmexico #nationalregisterofhistoricplaces

The New Mexico Military Museum is located in the Old Santa Fe Armory - also known as ‘La Armeria de Santa Fe.’ It was the second armory built in Santa Fe and became the home of Battery C of the 200th Coast Artillery which played a major role in the defense of the Philippines and were part of the Bataan Death March. This location also served as New Mexico's induction center during World War II. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places (Ref. # 11000530). #nmmilitarymuseum #newmexicomilitarymuseum #militarymuseums #militaryhistory #bataandeathmarch #armory #newmexico #nationalregisterofhistoricplaces

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Just this morning I discovered that my mysterious, missing (ancestor-wise) Great-Uncle Charles Logan Jackson of Dexter, NM served in the Great War as a Private in Battery 'A' 146th Field Artillery - omg!
Thank you and congratulations for tonight's ribbon-cutting event, movie and talks. Bravo for Ken, Pam, and for the whole team of volunteers who worked hard to refurbish the museum, promote awareness, education and remembrance of the movers and shakers of New Mexico's history.
420 years ago today ... The group of citizen-soldiers that formed the core of what became the New Mexico National Guard crossed the Rio Grande River in what is now El Paso to began their long journey northward. 420 years - Siempre Adelante!!
Great work by 2LT Anna Doo on freshening up our social media presence for the musuem!
I had the honor of attending a memorial service this week with Chaplain Krupnik and Chaplain Jimenez at St. John's Cathedral in Albquerque. The service was presided over by Bishop Vono. They hold this ceremony every year. Mark your calendars now for December 11th 2018!
The New Mexico National Guard Museum brought a cannon out to Coronado Historic Site in Bernalillo on October 21st 2017.
The Grandfather I never got to know, gave his life in WWII. MELENDEZ, ALFONSO CAPT O-331782 200th COAST ARTILLERY REGIMENT UNITED STATES ARMY In March of 1942 with the leaving of MacArthur to Australia a reorganization created Groupment A a provisional brigaide in which Captain Melendez became adjutant and personnel officer serving on Corregidor. Prisoner at camp Cabanatuan - Aboard the hell ships Oryoku Maru which he survived the bombing by the US Navy planes, then was transferred to Brazil Maru headed for work camps in Japan - Died 1/26/1945 (according to various records) 3 days before arriving in Fukuoka Japan on 1/29/1945. RIP and thank you for your service for all of us.