The Raton Museum is a non profit organization, therefore we rely on the support from the community and the generosity from people like you. There are many different ways to become involved with The Raton Museum and not all of them necessarily require a monetary contribution. Below is a list of ways and information on how you can become involved with The Raton Museum.  All contributions to the Museum are tax-deductible to the extent that the law allows.


All and any dollar amount donations are greatly appreciated and are needed to help operate The Raton Museum. Your monetary donation will go directly to the daily operation of the Museum, pay for utilities, upgrades to the facility, the purchase and restoration of artifacts, exhibits/guest speakers and much much more. You can drop off donations directly to the Museum (located on South Second Street in Raton). You can also mail donations to the address below. Please call the Museum if you have any questions at  575-445-8979.

The Raton Museum 108 South Second Street Raton, New Mexico 87740


The Raton Museum is always in need of volunteers to help around the Museum. Whether it be just looking after the front desk while a staff member gives a guided tour, helping set up exhibits or just helping the Museum with day to day operations. Regardless of what we have you doing we strive to put all our volunteers in positions that they are comfortable in and enjoy. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or have any questions please contact us at 575-445-8979 or please feel free to email us. We will be happy to answer any all questions or concerns you may have about volunteering.


Become apart of the strong foundation that the Raton Museum is built upon. Help support the Museum, get involved and sign up to be a member today! Membership dues are $30.00 annually and are 100% tax-deductible. Call, email or stop by the Museum to sign up to become a member.


Do you own a piece of history? Do you want to share that history with the community and the thousands of visitors that come through the Museum’s doors every year? At the Museum we are always happy to accept any historically significant items that you or your family may have. Please contact the Museum to arrange a donation today.

Honor love ones by donating to the Raton Museum. Ask us about our Memorial Gift Program and donate to the Museum in someone’s honor! The Museum proudly preserves the name of honoree and donor in Memorial books that are on public display for all visitors.


Renovations and refreshing of the Raton Museum is taking place in 2014 and we request your patience during this process.

The Board of Trustees want to take this opportunity to thank THE LAIRD PRIVATE FOUNDATION for their commitment to preserving Raton’s history and culture through a generous grant for the renovation of The Raton Museum.

The LAIRD PRIVATE FOUNDATION was established for the charitable, literary, educational and cultural benefit of Raton and the cultural improvement of the residents of the City of Raton, NM; The Raton Museum was established to increase and diffuse knowledge and appreciation of all cultural subjects and to that end to establish and maintain in the City of Raton, NM, a museum to collect and preserve objects of cultural history…  Together The Laird Private Foundation and The Raton Museum has ensured that Raton’s diverse culture and history will be available to future generations.

The Raton Museum is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization under the IRS Code, sections 509(a)(1) and 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) and as such contributions are deductible as described therein.