Welcome to our Museum!

Located in Downtown Folsom, NM
~ at the junction of ~
Highways 325 & 456

The Folsom Museum is located in Folsom, NM.  Folsom only has a population of about 80 citizens, but it has a larger than life history.

The museum was established in 1966 and has occupied the Doherty Mercantile building ever since.

The museum board has always been very active, hosting various events to help fund its restoration and preservation activities.  In 2008, the museum sponsored the first annual Capulin Volcano Run, a Half Marathon / 10K / 5K race which has grown in popularity with each succeeding year.

We hope you'll enjoy browsing the site and would be very happy to see you in person.  We have an online store stocked with books and other interesting items - you can also make a donation there if you wish to help us with our cause!

Here are some popular links you can click on for more info:

Also, you may use the menu at the left of the page to find your way around.  Please be sure to sign the guest book on your way out.

 ~ Thank you for visiting! ~

Events

Upcoming

Depression Supper
April 19th, 2014 ~ Beans, Cornbread, and fixin's!

Dry Cimarron River History Tour
May 10th, 2014 ~ Saturday ~ A wonderful road trip down the historic valley.

Folsom Man Site Tour - 1st Expedition
May 17th, 2014 ~ Saturday ~ Tour of the famous archeological site with experts on the subject! >>Click here for Folsom Man info

Folsom Man Site Tour - 2nd Expedition
August 16th, 2014 ~ Saturday ~ Tour of the famous archeological site with experts on the subject! (just in case you missed the 1st expedition)
>>Click here for Folsom Man info

Cowboy Swap Meet
September 20th, 2014 ~ Saturday ~ The niftiest darned swap meet west of Fort Worth and east of the Big Water! Bring it, show it, swap it, sell it, buy it -- anything but steal it...that's a hangin' offense in these parts! Of course, it that becomes necessary, you can probably swap for some rope.

Recent

Dry Cimarron River History Tour
May 11th, 2013 ~ Saturday ~ A wonderful road trip down the historic valley.

Folsom Man Site Tour - 1st Expedition
May 18th, 2013 ~ Saturday ~ Tour of the famous archeological site with experts on the subject! >>Click here for Folsom Man info

Folsom Man Site Tour - 2nd Expedition
August 17th, 2013 ~ Saturday ~ Tour of the famous archeological site with experts on the subject! (just in case you missed the 1st expedition)
>>Click here for Folsom Man info

Capulin Volcano Run Spaghetti Dinner
September 28th, 2013 ~ Saturday 5:00 pm
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Click here for full details

Capulin Volcano Run & Folsom Fun Run
September 29th, 2013 ~ Sunday 6:00 am ~ Up the Volcano!
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Click here for full details

Archive

>>Click here to see a history of our events

Mission Statement

The mission of the Folsom Museum is to instill pride in our remote and rural community by educating visitors about the history of the Northeast New Mexico area and its connection to our present and future. The Museum collections include important artifacts of historical and cultural value that date from the time of prehistoric Folsom Man through the period of American westward expansion when the town of Folsom was established and beyond.

We Need Your Help

We are currently planning to renovate the museum in order to preserve our heritage for future generations. The building is in dire need of repair. All donations are appreciated. Also, please look at our wish list page for additional ways to help.

This building is on the New Mexico State registry as a historical site, however it currently does not receive state funding. We operate solely on visitor admission, event donations, and the generosity of private benefactors. We will need additional funding to make necessary repairs. 
>>click here if you wish to make a donation

Membership Information

General

Individual ~ general membership for one year : $10.00
Family ~ general membership for one year for immediate family: $20.00
Individual Lifetime Membership ~ that's a long time! : $200.00

Sustaining Benefactors

Homestead level: $250.00
Storekeeper level: $500.00
Rancher: $750.00
Banker level: $1000.00

Folsom Museum
PO Box 454
Folsom, NM 88419
575.278.2122
museum@folsomvillage.com

Seasonal Hours

Memorial Day Weekend thru September
7 Days a Week: 10:00 am-5:00 pm

Weekends in May
Remainder of Year by Appointment

Admission Schedule

Adults: $1.50
Children 6-12: $ .50
Children under 6:Free


Doherty Mercantile by Tim Keller Photography © 2010


East Aisle - Left Side


East Aisle - Right Side


Back of Museum


The Brand Fence
by Mike Schoonover


Branding Party 2008
by Mike Schoonover


Capulin Volcano Run 2010
by Tim Keller Photography © 2010