Chase the Blue Dot

Today we joined some of our fellow convergence attendees for brunch and a trip to the Deming Luna Mimbres Museum, which is operated by the Luna County Historical Society. This is easily a 2-4 hour museum visit. They have a LOT of items on display, including:

  • Paintings
  • Furniture
  • Period rooms
  • Antique machines and tools
  • Vehicles
  • War memorabilia
  • Photographs
  • Indian artifacts
  • Gems and geodes
  • An important collection of Mimbres pottery

Museum images

I took a selection of images with my iPhone XS Max. A lot of displays are behind plexiglass, so I tried to minimize the reflections.

Outside of the building, with the Bataan Corregidor memorial.
Outside of the building, with the Bataan Corregidor memorial.
This is an amazing detailed quilt called Four Strong Winds that has been framed. The quilter is New Mexico artist Patricia Gould.
This is an amazing detailed quilt called Four Strong Winds that has been framed. The quilter is New Mexico artist Patricia Gould.
Close up detail of the quilt.
Close up detail of the quilt.

The quilt is very close to the entrance, so it is the first thing you see after signing in on the register.

Part of the pottery display.
Part of the pottery display.
A Norden Bombsight in the War Memorabilia room.
A Norden Bombsight in the War Memorabilia room.

Bob will tell you that the Norden bombsight was so hush hush that even the bombardiers using the bombsight couldn’t talk about it. Now you find it out on display in random museums (almost every air museum we’ve been to).

Vehicles

The front of a 1909 Ford Model T.
The front of a 1909 Ford Model T.
Side view of the 1909 Ford Model T.
Side view of the 1909 Ford Model T.
One of the older Deming fire trucks.
One of the older Deming fire trucks.

Antique machines

A Marchant calculating machine.
A Marchant calculating machine.
Early 1900s cash register.
Early 1900s cash register.
A Graphotype machine.
A Graphotype machine.

We saw another one of these graphotype machines in the Commemorative Air Force Museum in Mesa, AZ.

Cameras

They had an amazing display of vintage cameras.
They had an amazing display of vintage cameras.

Random things that caught my eye

They had a western/cowboy section with saddle displays. This one caught my eye with the artfully cocked cowboy hat.
They had a western/cowboy section with saddle displays. This one caught my eye with the artfully cocked cowboy hat.
Thundereggs on display from the Arizona Star Thunderegg Mine.
Thundereggs on display from the Arizona Star Thunderegg Mine.
There was an interesting display of bells, and this one is a Call to Prayer bell ringer.
There was an interesting display of bells, and this one is a hand cranked Call to Prayer bell ringer.

Later in the day

Late Saturday afternoon, clouds started rolling in, the wind started picking up, and I caught some interesting cloud photos.

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