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Rex Museum, Gallup

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  • The stop at the Rex was interesting because of the man at the counter. He shared the varied history of Gallup, European and Native and some related to the railroad....a train rattles through Gallup.....  more
    The stop at the Rex was interesting because of the man at the counter. He shared the varied history of Gallup, European and Native and some related to the railroad....a train rattles through Gallup.....  more »
  • I like old buildings and saw this corner building with sign: Rex Motel. Then saw the Museum part and wandered in . Virgil was there and gave me a quick history of the museum and tips on places and.....  more
    I like old buildings and saw this corner building with sign: Rex Motel. Then saw the Museum part and wandered in . Virgil was there and gave me a quick history of the museum and tips on places and.....  more »
  • Here's your opportunity to delve into the historical minutae of Gallup, NM, and find out all of the ups and downs that the town has experienced over the decades! As this town has a lot of history... 
    Here's your opportunity to delve into the historical minutae of Gallup, NM, and find out all of the ups and downs that the town has experienced over the decades! As this town has a lot of history...  more »
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  • The Rex Museum is one of those nice little "hole in the wall" museums that has alot of local history and is staffed by locals who have an abiding lifelong interest in their local history. I definitely recommend it. It is also noteworthy that the Building it self has its fair share of history. For many years this building (300 W 66th) was the location of Tom's Variety & Hobby Supply. Tom's Variety was the local Model Airplane supply store and home to the Gallup Model Airplane Club. Tom's Variety was owned and operated by Ed Shibata, a local born first generation Japanese American, and decorated WWII combat veteran of the 442 combat infantry battalion, which is the most highly decorated unit in American mitary history. Ed was a wonderful kind hearted person who took the time to help peolle of all ages to learn the ropes of building and flying model airplanes.
  • Enjoyed visiting the museum. Worker there is very nice and friendly. He knew about the history and was able to answer our questions without feeling obligated. Loved to see the history and actually read old pieces that are hard to find. Was worth stopping by!
  • This establishment is a treasure and a delight! Wonderful collection of the history of Gallup. A must go. Vergil the guardian is great!
  • So interesting. Super tiny. The gentleman at the entrance is so welcoming.
  • This is a small treasure and Virgil makes the visit worthwhile, he is an absolute treasure

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