“The New Mexico History Museum's main exhibit serves as a great introduction to the state - a good place to get your bearings. Covering more than five centuries of cultural change, it opens with an interactive exhibit setting the scene of a New Mexico populated by various Native peoples before European contact and sweeps through Spanish colonists, the Mexican Republic, Santa Fe Trail riders, outlaws, artists, scientists, hippies and more.
“For art lovers on a budget, the museum's Palace of the Governors Photo Archives is an untapped resource. Open to the public, you can surf thousands of archival images and order reprints as small as a postcard or as large as living-room art for far less than gallery prices. From Edward S. Curtis' legendary photographs of Native peoples to documentary shots of Pueblo people at work and play, the collection is almost limitless”