The Lea County Museum


Important Announcements

"Riders on the Orphan Train", more than 250,000 orphans and unwanted children. Their story in heartwrenching and happy stories in music and song. Saturday, March 4th, 7:00 p.m., Lea County Museum Town Hall.

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.


Wryn Best, "One Woman Show". March 9th, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., presented by the Lea County Museum.

An open reception featuring the artist, her images and her thoughts.

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

New Experimental Art Exhibit, The Outside of The Box

A 2017 collaborative of modern art with a unique twist.

January 19th - March 4th.