The Las Cruces Museum System (LCMS) preserves over 10,000 objects that support the museum mission. Collection categories include:

  • Archives
  • Art
  • Geology
  • History
  • Natural History
  • Photography


The LCMS invites researchers to utilize the collections in their scholarly research. Please contact the Collections Manager at least 4 weeks prior to your proposed visit to discuss your research and associated objects. Photographs and reproductions of LCMS collections may be used with permission and proper citation.


The LCMS Collections Committee meets quarterly to discuss potential additions to the museum collection. If you would like to donate something to the collection, please contact the Collections Manager to set up a meeting to review the donation.

Argus Portal

A limited selection of our collection is available online. We are currently working to expand the number of collections objects available, so check back again soon!