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Shoes Tell the Stories of Famous New Mexicans at New Exhibit

Shoes Tell the Stories of Famous New Mexicans at New Exhibit photo 6/19/2017 10:55:15 a.m. - Hobbs, NM. There is an old saying, attributed to the Cherokee tribe: “Don’t judge a man until you have walked a mile in his shoes”. This philosophy is the basis for the new exhibit opening Thursday, June 22 at the Western Heritage Museum and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame. Called “Walk A Mile”, the exhibit features dozens of pairs of shoes from famous and infamous New Mexicans.

Visitors will learn personal stories of celebrities, artists, leaders, athletes and more, through the shoes these individuals have worn. The public is invited to the opening reception June 22 at 5:30pm, where some of the shoe-owners will be on hand to discuss their respective stories. There is no charge to the public.

"Shoes are something we all have in common and can really tell you about someone,” says Erin Anderson, Curator of the museum and this new exhibit. “Visitors will see the shoes and read the stories, and perhaps have a unique understanding of the personalities who wore them.”

Among the shoes on display are those worn by LPGA golfer Nancy Lopez, artist Georgia O’Keeffe, actresses Kathy Baker and Heidi Swedberg, actor Ronny Cox, astronaut F. Andrew Gaffney, NFL quarterback Colt McCoy, sculptor Glenna Goodacre, and dozens more.

Walk A Mile will be on display June 22 through November 5 at the Western Heritage Museum. For more
information, call 575-492-2678.

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[Photo attached: Shoes of Cassie Marinovich, the current Miss New Mexico International]

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