Welcome to the
Smokey Bear Museum and Gift Shop
| P.O. Box 246, Capitan, NM 88316
|| Phone: 575-354-2247
|| Fax: 575-354-2713
Smokey's Museum opened in 1961, having been
dedicated in 1958, the rustic
one room building almost bursts with Smokey memorabilia, photos and
chronicling his life history. Engaging drawings by Rudy Wendelin and
Walter's enlarged photos catch visitors' eyes first. In one of Walter's
photos, the cub Smokey looks up at the first poster of Smokey Bear. In
the tiny Smokey crawls over Judy Bell's knee.
Smokey's extraordinarily powerful marketing impact
offer a nice touch of nostalgia. Milton Bradley's Smokey Bear game,
Smokey canteens, books, hats, dolls, watches, pens, scarves, rulers,
and Viewmaster reels are piled beside Smokey mugs, patches, ranger
station banks, shovels, Junior Forest Ranger badges, magic slates,
ashtrays, coins, stamps, comics and sweatshirts.
Six thick scrapbooks trumpet Smokey's achievements
as if he were a high school athlete. Newspaper clippings, magazine
articles and fan letters bring Smokey's fairy tale story to life.
The Museum is located at 102 Smokey Bear Blvd., on
the north side of State Highway 380, just west of the intersection with
State Highway 48,
and just east of the Smokey Bear Historical Park.
Hours of Operation:
Summer between Memorial day and Labor day
9:00 am. to 5:00 pm.
9:00 am. to 4:00 pm.
Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years day
To Contact the Museum:
Phone (505) 354-2298
Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Webmaster at email@example.com
Page Created February 24, 2002
Last up Date July 28, 2002