Civil War Exhibit
The New Mexico Military Museum is currently in the process of creating and implementing a Civil War exhibit. The intent of this exhibit is to showcase the Civil War in the New Mexico Territory, specifically about how the War differed from the rest of the nation. This exhibit focuses on the Battle of Glorieta pass through an interactive map. However, in order to tell the entire story of the Battle of Glorieta, some context was needed.
The large touch-screen display will include categories such as: Key Players – which focuses on soldiers that played key roles in Union and Confederate actions; Forts – which will focus on the Union forts where battles or strategic actions took place; Battles – which will summarize Union v. Confederate engagements; and so on.
We will keep everyone posted about when the museum is open so that we may show our latest exhibit.
After the completion of the Civil War exhibit, it is the Museum’s hope to begin curation, design, and installation of its planned Art of War exhibit. The New Mexico Military Museum has a artworks by, about, and for veterans that tell their story through multiple means, avenues, and mediums.
While this exhibit is still in its planning stages, the Museum hopes that it can complete it by the end of the year. Stay tuned about the status of this exhibit as well.