The Corona Museum showcases the area's history and culture, dating from the first Spanish settlers to the 1850's stage line and the arrival of the railroad and establishment of the Village of Corona in 1903. Displays track the daily home, business and civic life of the pioneers who ranched, farmed and built a community together in historic Lincoln County, in the very heart of the state of New Mexico.
The Museum was established, and is still maintained, by a team of volunteers who give of their time, belongings passed down over the generations and, mostly, their love of the community.
The Corona Museum is open for tours by special appointment from Nov. 13, 2018 through April 2, 2019, when the museum will be open to the general public on a regular basis. For information or to schedule a private tour, call (575) 512-5132.
A typical pioneer kitchen is among the displays recreated at the Corona Museum.
Commerce was king with Corona serving as a regional hub, first for the stage lines
then the railroad. The region produced ore, cattle and sheep. Cattle ranching
remains key to the local economy. The Corona Museum recreates a typical office
setting from that era.