© Historical Center for Southeast New Mexico
The Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico was established to preserve and interpret the history of Southeast New Mexico and to promote a greater interest in, understanding of, and appreciation for the region’s rich past. The society is housed in the 1912 Prairie-style mansion of local rancher James Phelps White, and the building’s interiors have carefully been restored to their original early 20th-century decor, complete with period furnishings and artworks.
Located at the corner of North Lea and West Second Street, the house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is available for special events such as weddings, receptions, and other occasions. The Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico also has an archive that features an abundance of rare and historical books, manuscripts, maps, newspapers, obituaries, and thousands of photographs. Admission is free.
200 N. Lea, Roswell, NM 88201, 505-622-8333
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