Caption: Tirey on Corkscrew, Rodeo at Fort Bayard, circa 1920. SCM Photo Number 01429
This exhibit explores the following that surrounds this rural lifestyle:
From the Collections
January 22, 2020 to October 5, 2020
Caption: Curator Joe Bryce holds the shoes of Madam Millie, Silver City’s storied courtesan, businesswoman, and philanthropist.
A behind-the-curtain peak at some of the Museum’s most fascinating artifacts, along with some information and commentary on the process of collecting and an invitation to visitors to suggest items to be added.
The Silver City Museum houses more than 20,000 objects and 25,000 photographs. Among the highlights are Madam Millie’s red high heels, and a photograph from the Marriott Family collection of the first planes the U.S. military used in combat, which in 1916 took to Mexican skies seeking retribution for Poncho Villa’s raid on Columbus, New Mexico.
There is also a mystery case full of un-named items. Guess what they are and visit the front desk greeter to find out if you’re right!