Western Heritage Museum and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame


Chartering Freedom

chartering freedom 

June 14 - October 20, 2018

The simple truth at the heart of the American Revolution is that people are born with certain natural rights, including "Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." These and other rights of the American people are secured by this nation's founding documents, known collectively as the Charters of Freedom: the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.

The documents reproduced in this exhibition chronicle the creation of the Charters and their impact on events in this country and around the world. They reveal the story of earlier generations of Americans who had both the vision to see a better world and the audacity to build it.

"Chartering Freedom" is an exhibition featuring reproductions of the Charters of Freedom and other milestone documents that chronicle the conception, creation, and implementation of the Founding Fathers' vision.

This exhibition was created by the National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC, and is traveled by the National Archives Traveling Exhibits Service.


To Sign or Not to Sign

We The People

New Mexico Judicial System

Founding Documents of the Country

America's Founding Documents - Interactive