Museum Store

The Museum Store is full of unique items, perfect for the hard-to-shop-for person. Inventory is constantly changing and there's always a section associated with the current Traveling Exhibit. Take a look at a few of our featured items below and stop on by to see the rest of our inventory. If you're looking for something specific please give us a call at 575-492-2678 or come on in and our friendly staff will be happy to help you.


Flower Confidential

The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful in the Business of Flowers

Algonquin Books * 2007

A New York Times Bestseller! Flower Confidential is an around-the-world, behind-the-scenes look at the flower industry and how it has sought--for better and worse-- to achieve perfection.

Does it matter that a bouquet of roses travels halfway around the world before it arrives at your supermarket or florist? Or that growers force tulips to bloom in December? Are we being tricked when a scientist engineers a lily that doesn't shed pollen?
For over a century, hybridizers, geneticists, farmers, and florists around the world have worked to invent, manufacture, and sell flowers that are bigger, brighter, and sturdier than anything nature could provide. Almost any flower, in any color, is for sale at any time of the year.

You'll never look at a cut flower the same way again.

$13.95 Soft Cover


The Drunken Botanist

The Plants That Create the World's Great Drinks

Algonquin Books * 2013

A New York Times Bestseller!

Sake began with a grain of rice. Scotch emerged from barley, tequila from agave, rum from sugarcane, bourbon from corn. Thirsty yet?  In The Drunken Botanist, Amy Stewart explores the dizzying array of herbs, flowers, trees, fruits, and fungi that humans have, through ingenuity, inspiration, and sheer desperation, contrived to transform into alcohol.

Of all the extraordinary and obscure plants that have been fermented and distilled, a few are dangerous, some are downright bizarre, and one is as ancient as dinosaurs--but each represents a unique cultural contribution to our global drinking traditions and our history.

This fascinating concoction of biology, chemistry, history, etymology, and mixology--with more than fifty drink recipes and growing tips for gardeners--will make you the most popular guest at any cocktail party.

$19.95 Hard Cover


Wicked Plants

The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother & Other Botanical Atrocities

Algonquin Books * 2009

A tree that sheds poison daggers; a glistening red seed that stops the heart; a shrub that causes paralysis; a vine that strangles; and a leaf that triggered a war. Stewart takes on over two hundred of Mother Nature's most appalling creations in an A to Z of plants that kill, maim, intoxicate, and otherwise offend.

Menacing botanical illustrations and splendidly ghastly drawings create a fascinating portrait of the evildoers that may be lurking in your own backyard. Drawing on history, medicine, science, and legend, this compendium of bloodcurdling botany will entertain, alarm, and enlighten even the most intrepid gardeners and nature lovers.

$18.95 Hard Cover



Hand Crafted Native American Sterling Silver Earrings

Silver Earrings

Stones: Spiny Oyster & Turquoise

Size: 2 1/4" Long, 9/16" Wide



712 Favorite Recipes from Main Street U.S.A.
Edited by Barbara Greenman

This great big collection of recipes, straight from America's heartland, dishes up classic down-home goodness, from super sweet spare ribs to cherry-delight pie.

$19.95 Hardback


Sterling Silver Wooly Mammoth Tooth Earrings

Wooly Mammoth Tooth dyed fossil ivory earrings. Signed by the artist.

Size: 1 3/4" Long, 1/2" Wide




Tasting New Mexico: Recipes Celebrating One Hundred Years of Distinctive Home Cooking

By Cheryl and Bill Jamison

Cheryl and Bill Jamison celebrate the state's truly distinctive cooking, a blend of Native American, Spanish, Mexican, and Anglo influences, in one hundred recipes from throughout the past century. 8.5” x 11” 220 pages 9 color and 15 black-and-white photographs.

$29.95 paperback


Native American Hand Crafted Earrings

Stones: Apple Coral and Turquoise

Size: 3 1/4" Long, 1 1/8" wide



Salty, Sweet, and Satisfying Snacks and Pantry Staples You Can Make Yourself
By Estérelle Payany

Instead of buying mass-produced, often unhealthy food products, why not make your own? From crisp sesame crackers to Greek yogurt to tapenade, let the more than 80 simple and delicious recipes in Better Made at Home stock your pantry with staples that are better tasting and better for you.

$19.95 Hardback


145 Recipes from the Land of Enchantment
By Dave DeWitt; Foreword by Vicki Pozzebon


Dishing Up® New Mexico is an irresistible collection of 150 recipes, many contributed by chefs, farmers, and small food producers from around the state, that celebrate the rich diversity of New Mexico's cuisine.



By Crescent Dragonwagon

There is an abundance of satisfying cornbreads, as Crescent discovered when she followed the cornbread trail from the Appalachians to the Rockies to the Green Mountains. Over 200 irresistible recipes for cornbreads, muffins, fritters, pancakes, and go-withs.



By Trisha Shirey

The Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Southwest, by regional expert Trisha Shirey, focuses on the unique eccentricities of the Southwest gardening calendar, which include extreme temperatures and low rainfall. The month-by-month format makes it perfect for beginners and accessible to everyone -- gardeners can start gardening the month they pick it up.



Hand Crafted Native American Sterling Silver Earrings

Native American made sterling silver and cultured opal earrings.

Size: 1 1/4" Long, 1/2" Wide