N.M. Military Museum temporarily closes indoor facility for remodel

May 23, 2019 GMT

The New Mexico Military Museum will close its indoor facility in Santa Fe for more than a month for remodeling work and preparation for new exhibits commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War and women who served in World War I, the New Mexico National Guard announced Tuesday.

The museum’s outdoor exhibition space will remain open to the public during the construction, and the museum plans to reopen sometime in July.

The closure is effective Wednesday, said Joseph Vigil, a National Guard spokesman.

The museum has been at 1050 Old Pecos Trail — next to the Armory for the Arts, the Center for Contemporary Arts and the Santa Fe Children’s Museum — for over 20 years.


It long was known as the Bataan Memorial Museum, named after the World War II Battle of Bataan in the Philippines and the ensuing Bataan Death March, in which many New Mexico soldiers fought and died.