|Originally built in 1918 and named Luna Natatorium in honor of Lieutenant Antonio J. Luna '14, this building housed the first indoor swimming pool west of the Mississippi River. The pool was used for all water activities until the completion of the Godfrey Athletic Center in 1981.
Transition from a natatorium to a museum began in the early 1980s and the building became a museum, showcasing the historical heritage of New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI) and the Corps of Cadets. In 2006 the building was again renovated to become NMMI's Enrollment and Development Center (EDC.) In 2009 the building was renamed Luna Hall. Luna Hall houses the offices of Admissions, Financial Aid, the NMMI Foundation, and the NMMI Alumni Association. The McBride Museum is located on the second floor of the Enrollment and Development Center.
Displays concentrate on the history of New Mexico Military Institute. The NMMI Hall of Fame, an ever-growing collection of outstanding alumni, is also located in the museum and recognizes the achievements of NMMI graduates as they live out the motto: "Duty - Honor - Achievement."
The McBride Museum is open to the public, free on charge, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., during regular work days. The McBride Museum may close for special events and holidays. Call 1-800-421-5376 for more information.
Visit McBride Museum on the NMMI Virtual Tour