Contact: Wendel Sloan at 505.562.2253
Reporter: Britt Hochhausler
PORTALES – Students from Sally Smith's third grade class at James Elementary School recently took a tour of the Roosevelt County Museum on the campus of Eastern New Mexico University, conducted by caretaker Mark Romero. Afterward, Romero received more than 20 thank you letters from the students.
"The trips with the kids always go well. I enjoyed them coming in," Romero said.
The students were interested in many of the items in the museum, including photographs and art work, an antique music box, printing press and a typewriter.
"The museum was really cool," Trom Karina Jimenez wrote.
Other students enjoyed learning about the history of Roosevelt County.
"It was fun because there were lots of machines and gadgets. Learning about Roosevelt County made me feel interested in our history," Kyle Levacy wrote.
"I learned a lot on our field trip. I'm glad we went and Mrs. Smith took time to let us go and see your museum. It was so much fun," Kacy Vigil wrote.
Sally Smith thanked Romero in her letter and added that the students enjoyed their visit to the Roosevelt County Museum.
"The kids learned a lot about Portales and its history," Smith said.
The students are looking forward to future field trips to the museum.
"I had a good time. I hope we come again," Taylor Victor wrote.
Summer hours for the Roosevelt County Museum are 8 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday. For museum information, call Mark Romero at 562-2592.
This ghostly scene is one of the exhibits students from James Elementary recently saw at the Roosevelt County Museum on the ENMU campus. (photo by Britt Hochhausler)