Las Cruces Railroad Museum hosts a free brown bag lecture at noon on the 2nd
Tuesday of the month. On Nov. 12, Alexandra McKinney presents, “If These Walls
Could Talk: A History of the Taylor-Mesilla Historic Property.”
McKinney is the Instructional Coordinator for New Mexico
Historic Sites in southern New Mexico (nmhistoricsites.org). She has a bachelor’s degree in secondary education from
the University of New Mexico and a master’s degree in public history from the
University of West Florida. Born and raised in New Mexico, she feels that the
best part of her job is learning and sharing the story of the state that her
family has called home for two centuries.
on the Plaza in Mesilla, the Taylor property offers visitors an opportunity to
understand the history, culture and architecture of the region. The adobe
buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places and contain
furnishings, artifacts, art, and textiles from the region.
museum is located at 351 N. Mesilla St. and is open Tuesday through Friday from
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The museum is accessible
from RoadRUNNER transit Route 5 Stop 17. For additional information, visit the
website at museums.las-cruces.org or call 575/528-3444.