The Las Cruces Railroad Museum hosts a free Brown Bag Lecture at 12pm on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. On October 10, David Ham, Acting Director of the National Border Patrol Museum in El Paso, will present “The Origin and Mission of the U.S. Border Patrol Museum.”
The only Border Patrol museum in the United States is located in El Paso, TX, and relates the history of the organization from its early beginnings in the Old West, into the high-tech Patrol of today. The idea for this museum was initially proposed in 1978 by a group of retired Border Patrol Inspectors. It opened in 1985 in a basement in El Paso, and over the years has grown and evolved into the building where it has been housed since 1994.
Ham, a retired Border Patrol Agent with 31 years of service, began his career in Columbus, NM and retired from El Paso, TX. In addition to being Acting Director, he is also currently the president of the Board of Governors of the National Border Patrol Museum.
The museum is located at 351 N. Mesilla Street and is open Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 4:30pm and Saturday 9am to 4:30pm.
Visit the website http://las-cruces.org/museums or call (575) 647-4480, for additional information.