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My Brother’s Place Model Display, 11 am Ceremony on Oct. 22

At 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 22, the iconic Las Cruces restaurant My Brother’s Place will rise again as the newest addition to the model railroad display at the Las Cruces Railroad Museum.


Opened in 1972, My Brother’s Place was a local favorite for 44 years, especially well known for their margaritas and pool hall. Now, it will live forever not just in our memories, but also on the model train layout. Built by Ralph Troeller, who designed and built many of the other buildings on the layout, My Brother’s Place was landscaped by Mike Weiss, and the lighting was installed by Paul Mika.

In addition to this building, the layout includes models of the original St. Genevieve’s Catholic Church, the original Central School, WIA building, Memorial Hospital, and the Las Cruces Depot. Also depicted on the layout are the Organ Mountains, Stahmann Pecan orchards, and White Sands National Monument.

We invite the community, former employees, and patrons of My Brother’s Place to join the Railroad Museum in commemorating this Las Cruces landmark. Refreshments will be provided.

Admission to the Railroad Museum is free. The museum is located at 351 N. Mesilla Street and is open Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For additional information, visit the website at: or call (575) 647-4480.

If you need an accommodation for a disability to enable you to fully participate in this event, please contact the museum 48 hours prior to the event.

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