Welcome to the Geronimo Springs Museum

Join Us For This Upcoming Event!

Book Signing for Harvey Chatfield’s “Stories That Need To Be Told”

Do you know where the best strawberries were once grown? The date when El Paso had only 600 residents? Where Dudley Messer was born? Where the Oliver-Schoenradt store and gas station were? Where Stirrup Ranch was? Who Prior Nunn, Bill Norton, Eufamio Grijalva, Benino Chavez, and Sotero Montoya were?

Harvey Chatfield has written a book, “STORIES THAT NEED TO BE TOLD, Ranching, Mining, and Survival in the Arid Southwest.” You will find the answers to the above questions and much more in this edition. Many old stories of families and neighbors relating to the successes and hardships of life some years ago are shared as in a conversation among old friends.

The Geronimo Springs Museum is hosting a book signing this coming Sunday, August 27 from 2-4pm at the museum. This will be an informal “come and go” event with plenty of time for conversation, questions, purchasing books, and some good refreshments.

There is no charge, however donations are always welcome.

For additional information, please contact the Geronimo Springs Museum and 575-894-6600 or info@geronimospringsmuseum.com.

About the Museum

The Geronimo Springs Museum has for over forty years been a repository of local history, displays, and educational information. A showcase for Sierra County and the area, this entity strives to make available permanent and rotating displays which enhance a visit to the Southwest, as well as encouraging other ventures while here: hot baths, ghost towns, the lakes, Art Hop, scenic drives, galleries, rodeos, and so much more. An average of 1,000 people a month from every state, as well as many other countries, arrive to enjoy our community.

Geronimo Springs Museum

Geronimo Springs Museum

Prehistoric
Fossils

locally-found fossils of prehistoric mammals are on display at the Geronimo Springs Museum

Prehistoric
Fossils

The museum's Woolly Mammoth and Stegomastodon skulls were both found locally.

Arrowhead
Displays

arrowheads on display at the Geronimo Springs Museum

Arrowhead
Displays

The museum is home to an impressive collection of stone tools and arrowheads.

Apache
History

Geronimo and other Apaches are honored in displays at the Geronimo Springs Museum

Apache
History

Native Americans such as Geronimo, Victorio and Lozen are part of the Apache Heritage room.

Pottery
Collection

world-class potter collection at the Geronimo Springs Museum

Pottery
Collection

A world-class pottery display includes Mimbres, Tularosa and Mogollon pieces.

Ralph Edwards
Room

a room at the Geronimo Springs Museum is devoted to game show host Ralph Edwards

Ralph Edwards
Room

The Ralph Edwards Room honors the man responsible for Hot Springs New Mexico's name change.

Hardcastle
Cabin

the Hardcastle Cabin at the Geronimo Springs Museum

Hardcastle
Cabin

The Hardcastle Cabin was moved from the Black Range Mountains. Inside are items from the 1930s & '40s.