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Holiday Hours at the Western Heritage Museum

12/16/2014 2:12:07 p.m. - Hobbs, NM. The Western Heritage Museum and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame, located on the campus of New Mexico Junior College, will be open from 1 pm until 5 pm Friday through Tuesday during the Christmas season beginning Saturday, December 20.  

According to Executive Director Darrell Beauchamp, the Museum, usually closed when New Mexico Junior College campus is closed, is offering special hours this holiday season. “We want the community members to be able to bring their family and friends to see the beautiful Christmas decorations and Bonnie Moran’s North Pole Village,” Beauchamp explained. “Once again our staff has volunteered to keep the Museum open on a limited basis, this year.”

Museum will be open from 1 pm until 5 pm on Saturday, December 20; Sunday, December 21; Monday, December 22; Tuesday, December 23; and Friday, December 26; Saturday, December 27; Sunday, December 28; Monday, December 29; and Tuesday, December 30. Admission during this time is FREE.  The museum will be closed December 24-25 and December 31 – January 4.

In addition, the Museum will present Classic Christmas Films every Sunday at 2:00 pm.  “We are sharing some of our favorite films from our classic film collection,” said Director of Education, Mary Lyle. “We have a wonderful venue and invite the public to take advantage of this opportunity to see their favorite holiday films.” “On December 21 we will present Miracle on 34th Street (1947), and White Christmas on December 28 − these classic films are a perfect way to spend some time with family and friends.”

For more information call the Western Heritage Museum and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame at 575-492-2678 or visit our website:

For more information contact:  Mary Lyle, Director of Education, 575-492-2678 or

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