Columbus Historical Society Museum is at jct. SRs 9 and 11. Chronicling local history from the pioneer era to modern times, the museum is housed in a 1902 El Paso and Southwestern Railroad depot that stood witness to Pancho Villa's raid on the city. This attack and the U.S. Army's subsequent retaliation are depicted with photographs, military artifacts and a 20-minute film. Displays include Mexican pottery and beads, pioneer implements and railroad memorabilia.