Scouting and Guiding Museums
   
United States - New Mexico
   
Name Scouting Museum of New Mexico
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Description Features Wood badge, Scouting related books and magazines, videos, Philmont, Order of the Arrow, Jamboree and International Scouting materials. - Privately owned.
Address P.O. Box 369
400 S. First Street
 
City Raton
State/Province New Mexico
Zip/Postal 87740
Country USA
Contact Dennis Downing
Phone 505-445-1413
Email densudowning@zianet.com
Fees Admission is Free
Hours June - August: Open Daily 9 AM - 9 PM, By appointment September - May
Website http://www.raton.info/
   
Name Kit Carson Museum at Rayado
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Description Philmont lies on part of a land grant given to Carlos Beaubien and Guadalupe Miranda by the Mexican government in 1841. Mountain man Lucien Maxwell founded a colony on the grant on the Rayado River in 1848. A year later, he was joined at the settlement by frontiersman Kit Carson. Their ranch on the Rayado was visited by many traders traveling on the Santa Fe Trail.
In 1950 the Boy Scouts of America built an adobe museum at Rayado to serve as an interpretive area to portray its history and recount the exploits of Maxwell and Carson. It was named in honor of Kit Carson.
Staff at the Kit Carson Museum dress in period clothing and demonstrate frontier skills and crafts like blacksmithing, cooking, shooting, and farming. Each room in the museum is outfitted with reproduction furniture and objects typical of New Mexico in the 1850s. The Rayado Trading Company, located at the museum, sells books, maps, reproduction tools and equipment, moccasins, and blankets.
 
Address New Mexico Highway 21
 
 
City Rayado
State/Province New Mexico
Zip/Postal 87714
Country USA
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Fees Admission is Free
Hours Summer hours are 8 AM to 5 PM daily. Admission is free. The museum is open only for special events during the rest of the year.
Website http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/HighAdventure/Philmont/Facilities/museums.aspx
   
Name Seton Memorial Library and Philmont Museum
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Description  Located at headquarters, the Philmont Museum houses exhibits related to the history, art, and natural history of the Philmont area. The Seton Memorial Library is home to the personal art, library, and natural history collections of the founder and first Chief Scout of the Boy Scouts of America, Ernest Thompson Seton.  The museum shop carries Southwestern Indian jewelry, Pendleton blankets, Navajo rugs, kachina dolls, pottery, and books about the Southwest.
Address 17 Deer Run Road
 
 
City Cimarron
State/Province New Mexico
Zip/Postal 87714
Country USA
Contact Seth McFarland
Phone 505-376-2281, extension 256/257
Email jschuber@netbsa.org
Fees Admission is Free
Hours Winter hours are 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Summer hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Website http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/HighAdventure/Philmont/Facilities/museums.aspx
   
Name Villa Philmonte
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Description Waite Phillips built the Villa Philmonte as the summer home for his family on the Philmont Ranch. It was completed in 1927 and was designed in Spanish Mediterranean style. Restored to the period when Phillips owned the ranch, it now serves as a memorial to him and his generosity to the Boy Scouts of America.
Address 17 Deer Run Road
 
 
City Cimarron
State/Province New Mexico
Zip/Postal 87714
Country USA
Contact Jason Schubert
Phone 505-376-2281, extension 256/257
Email jschuber@netbsa.org
Fees Admission is Free
Hours Guided tours are offered during the spring, summer, and fall
Website http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/HighAdventure/Philmont/Facilities/museums.aspx
   
      

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