Spanish Colonial Period

The New Mexico Colonial was built in the Museum’s Heritage Gallery and is the centerpiece of the Spanish Colonial section of the gallery. New Mexico’s Spanish Colonial period was from 1598 — when the Spanish first settled in the region — to 1821. The time period for the home is 1815. The home is made of adobe plaster and lots of wood, in the form of posts, vigas, latillas, corbels and lintels, that gives the structure an authentic, traditional look. It includes two rooms – a living room and courtyard, or placita.


4100 Dripping Springs Rd, Las Cruces, NM 88011