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NMJC's Museum to Hold Grand Re-Opening

NMJC's Museum to Hold Grand Re-Opening photo 7/25/2007 8:49:22 a.m. - Hobbs, NM. The Western Heritage Museum and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame, located on the New Mexico Junior College campus, will re-open its doors to the public on Friday, July 27, 2007.

A reception will be open to the public from 5 to 7 pm on Friday to showcase many of the museum's enhancements, along with special guests Gene Peach, photographer of the museum's featured Making A Hand: Ranch Children of New Mexico traveling exhibit, and photographed Lea County personalities Tuffy Cooper and Hadley and Bryce Howe from the book exhibit.

"Do you remember?", a collection of unidentified photographs from three Lea County museums, will be on display in an effort to gather information about the photographs of Lea County. Lea Countians are encouraged to attend the reception and help identify part of Lea County's history.

In addition to and as part of Friday evening's reception, donors of a new, near life-sized bronze statue will be acknowledged for their generous support in adding to the museum's collection. The bronze is a pony with two little children riding atop.

Lastly, the Western Heritage Museum and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame gift shop will be open. The gift shop will have local items for sale, along with the Making A Hand: Growing up Cowboy in New Mexico book. Gene Peach and Tuffy Cooper will be available for autographs.

For more information about the Western Heritage Museum and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame, please call 575.392.6730.

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