Programs & Events

Fri Mar 18, 2022
10:00 - 7:00 pm

Exhibition Opening: Free Admission 5-7pm

Curative Powers: New Mexico's Hot Springs

Curative Powers: New Mexico’s Hot Springs This exhibition explores well-known resorts as well as lesser-known hot springs. Ponce de Leon, Montezuma, and Faywood are a few among many areas whose history will be addressed. The nearly 90 photographs range from the late 19th century through the 1980s and document the evolution of how many of these springs were used and developed. Museum visitors will also see the stark change in how people dressed (or not) when they visited and enjoyed these hot springs. New Mexico attracted many people seeking respite from tuberculosis and other ailments, and they typically frequented hot springs to aid in this relief. Exhibit opening is admission free. The exhibition runs March 18 - September 4, 2022.