Museum getting makeover

TV Hagenah Some Tucumcari Historical Museum displays stored away for years and years will once again see the light of day and others that have been relegated to relatively nondescript locations will be placed in featured positions said Historical Museum Director Bruce Nutt during a reorganization of the Museum’s displays recently. “Bringing new ones out […]

‘Dayze’ off to good start

TV Hagenah The first day of Quay County Heritage Dayze went well said Tucumcari Historical Museum Director Bruce Nutt, who is also the director of the county’s Heritage Dayze and he feels that Saturday, (Sept. 18) promises to be even better. “We’ve had a very good first day,” said Nutt. “I think our numbers were […]

Heritage Dayze features activities

TV Hagenah Bruce Nutt, the director of the Tucumcari Historical Museum, said everything is in place for Quay County Heritage Dayze. “It should be great,” said Nutt. “We’ve got people coming from all over the state and some very talented people from right here, too.” The museum director said anyone who attends the two day […]

Historical Research Institute traveles to Clayton

The Tucumcari Historical Research Institute will have a field trip for its members on Saturday, Sept. 11, to Clayton. The group plans to tour the restored Eklund Hotel at 1 p.m. and the Herzstein Memorial Museum at 1:30 p.m. The group will leave the Tucumcari Historical Museum at 416 S. Adams at 9:30 a.m. Those […]

Mesalands receives special science gifts

TV Hagenah Mesalands Community College’s Dinosaur Museum has received a donated collection of assorted fossils, coprolites (dinosaur feces), gastrolites, bone pieces, and meteorites from Amarillo resident, V. J. “Jim” Jordan. Over 63 samples plus several old photos, documents of authenticity, and reference books were donated to the College for exhibition and instructional purposes. Jordan has […]

Bread lady returns

William Thompson Mary Jane Edaakie, a member of the Isleta Pueblo tribe and affectionately known to Tucumcari residents as the “Bread Lady”, returned to the Tucumcari Historical Museum Saturday to bake Native American bread in an outdoor oven or “horno.” Edaakie comes from the Isleta Pueblo reservation to Tucumcari twice a year to serve up […]

Euro tourists sample Tucumcari

William Thompson A bus load of about fifty tourists from England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, pulled into Tucumcari Saturday for a brief visit at the Tucumcari Historical Museum. The bus had stopped previously at the Glenrio Welcome Center where tourism officials told the travelers about Native American bread being made at the museum. The tourists, […]

‘Bread Lady’ cooks Saturday

Mary Jane Edaakie from the Isleta Pueblo will be in Tucumcari today (Saturday) at the Historical Museum demonstrating and selling a variety of Native American pastries and breads. The demonstrations begin at 11 a.m. and will run through 4 p.m. just outside the entrance of the museum building on Adams Street. Edaakie only comes to […]

Bread lady comes to town

TV Hagenah According to many in town, one of the most eagerly awaited biannual occurrences in Tucumcari is the return of the “Bread Lady” to the Tucumcari Historical Museum. “And she is coming back again this month,” said Tucumcari Historical Museum director Bruce Nutt about the return of Mary Jane Edaakie and her family for […]

Crowd enjoys ‘Historical’ gathering

Lynn Moncus During the evening of April 26, around 100 members of the Tucumcari Historical Research Institute gathered at the Elks Lodge for the annual dinner meeting. Three new board members were elected to replace Joanie Vance, Lala Landess, and Sonny Cast during the business session. They are Lucy Nials, Yetta Bidegain, and Danny Wallace. […]