Turquoise Museum plans to move into Gertrude Zachary Castle


Downtown Albuquerque’s famous Gertrude Zachary Castle is about to get a new tenant. 

In the fall, the Turquoise Museum is expected to move into the space on Second Street and Coal, which housed an antique store until it closed earlier this year. 

Right now, the Turquoise Museum is in Old Town. 

The museum’s director says it makes sense to bring together the two local tourist attractions. 

“With Gertrude’s castle in addition to the museum, we will now be able to help with the revitalization of the downtown area,” Turquoise Museum Executive Director Jacob Lowry said. 

The late Gertrude Zachary, who owned the castle as well as jewelry stores in town, was a friend of the Lowry family, which has owned the Turquoise Museum for generations. 

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