The Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Arts opened its doors this month featuring a fabulous display of western themed paintings by famed artist Bob Lee. The museum is located at the corner of Main Street and Luna Avenue, under the old city water tower and in a building that has housed the village offices, library and police station in the past.
From the outside the building looks too small for a museum, but from its entryway and the life sized mannequin in western garb that greets you, the building just seems to flow from one room into another. Within moments you forget the 'hemmed in' feeling. Through paintings and authentic artifacts you are taken back into the 1800's and early 1900's and the real life of the men and women who led a hardscrabble life to bring New Mexico into the modern world.
The use of cameras with flash is restricted, but not totally forbidden; see the docent for details.