The museum staff is always available (by appointment) to help you uncover information about this region’s past. In cooperation with the Silver City Public Library, the Silver City Museum offers help to researchers. Many useful and important historical documents and resources are housed at the Silver City Public Library. They include:
Books and periodicals
Vertical files containing biographical and historical topics
Silver City newspapers card file index (1873 to 1886) and Silver City newspapers on microfilm (1873 to 1943)
Henry Boyer Ailman’s entrepreneurial spirit lives on in the stately Victorian home which houses the Silver City Museum. The boom and bust cycles he overcame and succumbed to in a region dominated by mining and ranching continue to this day. Read on...