An exciting new exhibit at the Museum explores the dramatic transformation of life in the Tularosa Basin in the 1940s and beyond. “Home on the Range: From Ranches to Rockets” is the result of months of research, planning and building by the Museum’s curatorial and exhibits staff.
The exhibit stretches through two galleries and will be on display through January 15, 2021. The free opening reception is from 5-7 p.m. on Nov. 7. The evening, which will include hors d’oeuvres, also features a talk by Jim Eckles, retired director of the Public Affairs Office at White Sands Missile Range. He is the author of the book, “Pocketful of Rockets.”
Visitors will enjoy learning about ranch life in the Tularosa Basin and the surrounding mountains, and how events taking place halfway around the world brought about changes that for many ranchers were permanent. The exhibit also covers the scientific work – military and in the private sector – that took place.