MCCAMEY MUSEUMS - MENDOZA TRAIL MUSEUM AND THE ADRIAN HOUSE
The community of McCamey hosts two museums – the Mendoza Trail Museum and the Adrian House. Named for the Spanish explorer Juan Dominguez de Mendoza, the Mendoza Trail Museum displays relics of the region’s frontier past, a rowdy period of Plains Indians, Gold Rush 49ers, and cattle drovers who traveled the region for centuries through a break in the nearby high mesas known as Castle Gap. Visitors to the Mendoza Trail Museum will see exhibits and displays of Native American artifacts, ancient fossils, and memorabilia from the regions oil boom. The Adrian House, a 1915 Western bungalow, tells the more personal side of McCamey story through period furnishings and clothing typical of early frontier life.
Both museums are located in McCamey’s Santa Fe Park where another historic feature, a Santa Fe Railroad Depot, has been moved from its original location alongside the tracks. McCamey’s Woman's Study Club secured grant monies to renovate the building and it now serves as a community room equipped with a kitchen and is available for parties and events. A stage area on the east side of the building, open to the Santa Fe Park grounds, is used for special events.