A Hidden Jewel in Santa FeEdit Entry
We just received a wonderful article in the Santa Fe New Mexican titled “New Mexico National Guard Museum seeks higher profile” highlighting the museum and the eras and artifacts it has for all visitors to see. It also speaks to some of the future plans for the museum to include its expansion. Of course, none of this is possible without the support of our visitors and donors! Feel free to donate a brick or simply leave a donation to help us continue to provide an experience like none other.
New Mexico National Guard Museum
Our mission is to preserve the past, present and future of the New Mexico National Guard and to educate visitors about our proud history both in peace and war time.
The New Mexico National Guard has participated in the defense of the citizens of this region since 1598 and defended New Mexico and America’s freedom in every major conflict.
The museum began as a tribute to the Veterans of the infamous Bataan Death March. This tribute remains and has grown into a world class display that chronicles the struggle and desperate years of the experiences of the 200th and 515th Coast Artillery regiments. You can follow the story of the 1800 brave New Mexico Soldiers through their odyssey from New Mexico, Fort Bliss, Bataan, Japan and finally of the 900 soldiers who survived confinement and returned home.