Taylor-Mesilla Historic Property

Exploring the Collections

The Taylor-Mesilla Historic Property has an extraordinary collection of objects and artwork. The interior is filled with religious art, textiles from around the world, New Mexico colonial furniture, Native American art, photographs, fine art, and folk art. The objects, collected by the Taylor family for more than ninety years, help us understand and appreciate the history, culture, and traditions of Mesilla and the Southwest Borderlands.

In this series, we will highlight some of the items in the Taylor Collections. 

October 11, 2022 - Sweet Dreams - Alebrijes

Photo by New Mexico Historic Sites

 English Narrative 

 Narrativo en Español 

Click here to download transcript

September 27, 2022 - Seedpots

Photo by New Mexico Historic Sites

 English Narrative 

 Narrativo en Español 

Click here to download transcript

September 13, 2022 - The Works Progress Administration and New Mexico

Photo by New Mexico Historic Sites

 English Narrative 

Click here to download transcript

August 23, 2022 - Tin Art

Photo by New Mexico Historic Sites

 English Narrative 

Click here to download transcript

August 9, 2022 - Paper Art

Photo by New Mexico Historic Sites

 English Narrative 

 Narrativo en Español 

Click here to download transcript

July 26, 2022 - Straw Art

Photo by New Mexico Historic Sites

 English Narrative 

 Narrativo en Español 

Click here to download transcript

July 12, 2022 - Storytellers

Photo by New Mexico Historic Sites

 English Narrative 

 Narrativo en Español 

Click here to download transcript

November 23, 2021 - Electric Light Fixture

Photo by New Mexico Historic Sites

 English Narrative 

 Narrativo en Español 

Click here to download transcript

November 9, 2021 - Acoma Pottery

Photo by New Mexico Historic Sites

 English Narrative 

 Narrativo en Español 

Click here to download transcript

October 26, 2021 - Egg Tempera Painting

Photo by Tom Connelly

 English Narrative 

 Narrativo en Español 

Click here to download transcript

October 12, 2021 - Santa Barbara

Photo by Tom Connelly

 English Narrative 

 Narrativo en Español 

Click here to download transcript

September 28, 2021 - Contemporary Katsina Doll

Photo by New Mexico Historic Sites

 English Narrative 

 Narrativo en Español 

Click here to download transcript

September 14, 2021 - Cross Stitch Sampler

Photo by New Mexico Historic Sites

 English Narrative 

 Narrativo en Español 

Click here to download transcript

August 24, 2021 - Stephen Hansen's Birthday Gift

Photo by New Mexico Historic Sites

 English Narrative 

 Narrativo en Español 

Click here to download transcript

August 10, 2021 - San Ildefonso Pottery

Photo by New Mexico Historic Sites

 English Narrative 

 Narrativo en Español 

Click here to download transcript

July 27, 2021 - Reverse Glass Painting

Photo by New Mexico Historic Sites

 English Narrative 

 Narrativo en Español 

Click here to download transcript

April 27, 2021 - Mexican Folk Art Church with Doves

Photo by New Mexico Historic Sites

 English Narrative 

 Narrativo en Español 

Click here to download transcript

April 13, 2021 - Works Progress Administration Chairs

Photo by New Mexico Historic Sites

 English Narrative 

 Narrativo en Español 

Click here to download transcript

March 23, 2021 - Otomi Embroidery

Photo by New Mexico Historic Sites

 English Narrative 

 Narrativo en Español 

Click here to download transcript

March 9, 2021 - Nuestra Señora de Dolores Bulto

Photo by New Mexico Historic Sites

 English Narrative 

 Narrativo en Español 

Click here to download transcript

February 23, 2021 - La Fonda Decorative Painting

Photo by New Mexico Historic Sites

 English Narrative 

 Narrativo en Español 

Click here to download transcript

February 9, 2021 - Mesilla Guard Painting

Photo courtesy of Tom Connelly

 English Narrative 

 Narrativo en Español 

Click here to download transcript

January 26, 2021 - San Isidro Labrador Bulto

Photo courtesy of Tom Connelly

 English Narrative 

 Narrativo en Español 

Click here to download transcript

January 12, 2021 - Gourd Nacimiento

Photo courtesy of the Friends of the Taylor Family Monument

 English Narrative 

 Narrativo en Español 

Click here to download transcript

Nacimiento Open House with J. Paul Taylor - 2020