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Exterior of UFO Museum and Research Center, Roswell, NM
International UFO Museum and Research Center, Roswell, New Mexico. Photo: Rodden's Inc.

International UFO Museum and Research Center

This educational organization founded in 1991 contains extensive documentation of the now-famous 1947 Roswell incident, thought by many to have been an extraterrestrial landing. The general topics of unidentified flying objects and alien contact are documented as well. The museum's library contains nearly 55,000 documents, including books, videotapes, audiotapes, photographs, news clippings, letters, reports, and artwork. Two videos run continuously in the museum, which is open seven days a week year-round. A number of exhibits are permanently mounted, and nine computers are available for research. The museum holds a free lecture each month and publishes a monthly newsletter. A separate children's newsletter is published for the Kids Club, which also sponsors a yearly children's writing contest.

Originally submitted by: Jeff Bingaman, Senator.

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