This striking view of the New Mexico Museum of Space History at dawn was taken by area resident Jim Harris.
Every museum has a place where things are collected and stored, and at the New Mexico Museum of Space History that place is the Hubbard Collections, Library and Archives Building.
Typically, that building is only open to researchers by appointment, but on Saturday June 22, it will be host to the free quarterly Into the Vault presentation. Although a tour of the facility was given in 2018, many new items have been added to the collection and the library has undergone significant changes since then.
New acquisitions of objects from the Russian Space program, the Apollo program, space pop culture and more will be on view. The program starts at 9:00 am and free coffee and donuts are provided.
Join Museum Curator Sue Taylor and Assistant Curator Jim Mayberry as they take visitors behind the scenes to see what has been added, what has changed and how you can utilize this great resource on space history.
The next Into the Vault presentation will be Saturday, September 28.
The New Mexico Museum of Space History, a Smithsonian Affiliate, is a division of the NM Department of Cultural Affairs. For more information, call 575-437-2840 or toll free 1-877-333-6589, visit the website. Visitors can also ‘Like’ their Facebook page.