This Log Cabin Curio Shop and Museum is one of the oldest sites on the Southwest New Mexico Clay Arts Trail. The building, a log cabin, was built in 1860 and once housed the first public school in Grant County. The building has been owned by the same family, the Schafers, since 1865. The gift shop and museum are full of historical artifacts, souvenirs, and books, as well as lots and lots of ceramic art. They have pottery from a variety of potters, including Steve Quarell and Roe Begay, as well as Mimbres pottery, Mata Ortiz pottery, and traditional Navajo Horsehair pottery.
The Log Cabin Curio Shop and Museum is located at 33 Main Street in the small village, right across from the famed Buckhorn Saloon and Opera House. When you visit, make sure you ask Candice if you can see her chickens, and be sure to try some of their delicious ice cream. It’s open daily from 10am-5pm, and can be contacted by phone at 575-388-1882.
33 Main Street
Pinos Altos, NM 88061
Open Mon.-Sun. 10am-5pm