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Taos Sights

Governor Bent Museum

  • 117 Bent St. Map It
  • Taos

Updated 12/04/2013

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In 1846, when New Mexico became a U.S. possession as a result of the Mexican War, Charles Bent, a trader, trapper, and mountain man, was appointed governor. Less than a year later he was killed in his house by an angry mob protesting New Mexico's annexation by the United States. Governor Bent was married to María Ignacia, the older sister of Josefa Jaramillo, the wife of mountain man Kit Carson. A collection of Native American artifacts, Western Americana, and family

possessions is squeezed into five small rooms of the adobe building where Bent and his family lived.

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117 Bent St., Taos, New Mexico, 87571, United States

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  • $3
  • Daily 10–5.

Updated 12/04/2013


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