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University Museum looks at first 30 years at NMSU

The history of the New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts will come to life at the University Museum in a new display titled "New Mexico State University Memories: The First 30 Years."



Opening July 5 and running through Dec. 16, the display will provide a glimpse into the first 30 years at NMSU through photographs and artifacts.

"This exhibit will be of great interest to alumni, donors and more," said Ed Staski, the museum director. "All who have an interest in NMSU and its history will have an interest in this exhibit. Our goal is to provide intriguing and informative glimpses of Aggie life at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries,"

Artifacts will include bits and pieces of the original Hadley Hall, student clothing and souvenirs, Hiram Hadley's letter case and numerous pieces of football, basketball and school memorabilia. Also on display is the class spade, which was passed down from each senior class with ribbons and class colors from 1907 to 1937.

The University Museum is located in Kent Hall at the corner of Solano and University. It is open from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is free. For more information call (505) 646-3739.