The stately home of Mr. and Mrs. James Phelps White, a Roswell Landmark since its completion in 1912, now stands amidst towering trees at 200 N. Lea, Roswell, New Mexico, as the Historical Center for Southeast New Mexico Museum and Museum Archives. Its a reminder of turn-of-the-century life in this area while preserving documents and photographs.
To step inside this outstanding museum is to step back in time. The home is filled with an incredible array of antiques and artifacts. Throughout is memorabilia relating to the area early period. Feel free to browse the rooms to see just what is awaiting you when you visit.
The archives are located in a new building next door to the museum. The archives contain over 11,000 photographs of the past, thousands of books and manuscripts, obituaries, newspaper articles dating back to the early 1900's and other memorabilia that depict the wild west days of the Pecos Valley. Check our other sites below for more information.
Listed In The National Register of Historical Places
Ask us for photographs or information about Southeast New Mexico, Roswell, NM, Pecos Valley, Chaves County.
Visit us for a tour of a time gone by.... The home was built for a cattle rancher, J. P. White, and is full of many of the original furnishings. There are exhibits of the famous and not so famous characters who made up the history of the area: Billy the Kid, Roy Rogers, Pat Garrett, John Chisum, along with others. Ask about our walking/driving tour of the Historical District of Roswell, New Mexico.
Museum hours 1:00 to 4:00 pm daily.
Closed July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, New Years Day and Easter.
Office hours Monday-Friday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
This web site is paid for in part by the Roswell Lodger's Tax