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DEPOT HISTORY

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The Columbus, New Mexico Historical Society (CHS) is an all volunteer non-profit organization formed in the mid 1970's with the goal "to preserve, restore and protect our historical past." The Society's first task was to save the 1902 EP&SW depot which had sat unattended for over twelve years. The Society now owns the depot and the grounds. To support this they have a very respectable museum in the depot with a first class gift shop. All artifacts have been donated which include such items as Pancho Villa's death mask, a collection of swords and firearms, and walls lined with photos of the times. Included are photos and bios of the eight soldiers killed in the infamous Villa raid on Columbus in 1916 and the ten civilians that were murdered.

 

Museum and Gift Shop
Located at the intersection of Highways 9 and 11
Columbus, NM 88029
575-531-2620

Open Daily
September - April 10 am - 4 pm
May - August 10 am - 1 pm
Closed most holidays

 

Columbus, New Mexico Historical Society IRS Approved 501(c)3 Nonprofit #85-0300426
 

Membership
You are invited to join and support the CHS
Annual Dues
Individual $5.00
Family $8.00
Lifetime $100.00

Membership Dues and Donations
are tax deductable and are always appreciated
Make payable to:
Columbus Historical Society
Send to:
CHS P.O. Box 562 Columbus, NM 88029