History of Telephones in New Mexico

On Sunday, April 21, 2024 Susie Turner, co-founder of the Telephone Museum of New Mexico in downtown Albuquerque, presented a program on the growth and influence of the telephone industry and its employees on New Mexico up to 1984. It was an informative and surprising presentation, with information that is not readily available on the internet.

The program was held at the Albuquerque Museum at 2000 Mountain Rd. NW in Old Town.

The Telephone Museum of New Mexico is housed in a four-floor space in a historic building in downtown Albuquerque at 110 4th St NW. The museum consists of 4 floors of exhibits, telephone switchboards and telephones as well as 4 audio exhibits in the original telephone building of 1906. It has displays and guided tours that tell New Mexico history, science, geography and inventions evolved in communications industry.

Photo of Susie TurnerSusie Turner, a former Telephone Manager, serves on the Board of Directors of the Telephone Museum of New Mexico as the Treasurer. She co-founded the Telephone Museum in 1997.