The Lea County Museum


Important Announcements

"Peter Mladinic and Jim Harris will introduce the Lea County Museum's new books, "Dressed For Winter:, and "Water and Rock" through a series of author readings. All proceeds from book sales will go to support the Lea County Museum .

My War

“My War” is Byers’ first-person account of his treacherous march across France and Germany as a foot soldier near the end of World War II.  Only a handful of his US Army platoon survived. Cost $15.00 + shipping.

​Books may be purchased by visiting the museum at 103 S. Love or calling 1-575-396-4805


Welcome to the Lea County Museum

The county seat of Lea, Lovington became a town in 1908 when settlers from east of the Texas line homesteaded the western edges of the Llano Estacado in New Mexico Territory.

Lea County Museum

New Mexico became a state in 1912. Lea became a county in 1917.

The Lea County Museum was created by the Lovington Women's Club in 1969 when the club purchased the Commercial Hotel, which was about to be razed.

The Lea County Museum is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization operated by a volunteer board of directors.


Wildlife photographer, Gary McAlea, will open his exhibit at the Lea County's Art Museum. McAlea's majestic photography will be on exhibit through September 30th. Contact the Lea County Museum for further information., 575-396-4805.

July 4th, Fun run and Walk will take place. Looking for fun then plan to attend. Contact the Lea County Museum for more details.

More information at the museum, 575-396-4805.