This new history museum, under the auspices of the larger Museum of New Mexico, bears witness to the diverse forces that have shaped the landscape, peoples, and cultures of the region.

High-resolution interactive images of animal hide paintings give an unprecedented view of these 18th-century artifacts that depict early encounters in New Mexico’s history.

Contemporary personal stories share the New Mexico experience in a group of intimate interactive stations.

A large-scale animated history of shifting boundaries in the southwest sets the stage for in-depth exploration of New Mexico’s political, cultural, and geographical landscapes.

Visitors read and study a facsimile of this key political document, in which Mexico ceded regions of the southwest to the U.S., while contemporary interviews play out competing interpretations of the treaty.