The Lea County Museum

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Important Announcements

         Two very different sorts of writers will give brief readings and answer questions at a free program at Starbucks on Joe Harvey Blvd. in Hobbs at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 31.

          This is the third of the Writers and Readings Starbucks Series sponsored by the Lea County Museum in Lovington and the Center for the Arts in Hobbs.

‚Äč          Vandermeer, who has been a gypsy piano player for most of his life, was raised on a farm in Michigan and has performed at dozens of venues in Lea County since he settled here for the winters in 2010.  He writes a weekly column for the Hobbs News Sun.  In the summer he lives and works on Mackinac Island off of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

         The program last about an hour and they are free. For more information, call the LCM at 396-4805 or the Center for the Arts at 397-2787.

Joe Somoza, a poet and the author of five books. Somoza, who published his latest book (“As Far As I Know”) three months ago, taught literature and writing at New Mexico State University until his retirement several years ago.  Born in Spain, he has lived most of his life and raised his children with his wife Jill in New Mexico.

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.