You Know History.

Now Discover Prehistory.



Years of (Pre)history

fun fact:

One of our faculty members once contributed to a BBC special on Bigfoot
George Agogino had wide and diverse interests.

at the museum

Pet a 13,000 year-old mammoth
No really: in our touch-and-feel collection we have several real mammoth bones. Try picking them up; they're heavy!

on display now

Beaded Leather
As we present our new exhibit, Beaded and Beautiful, we invite visitors to explore all of our many beaded leather artifacts. Ask one of our docents about the ones that catch your eye!


Our Historic Activities Exhibit is Here!
Ever wonder about all the non-archaeological activities at the site over the years? Well, there have been plenty! From looting to dumping to shooting, come check out our new exhibit. 
The blown up bowling ball is especially enjoyable. . .
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around the department

We are open!

BWD is open to the public again! Visit us during our new hours:

Thurs- Sat: 9 am- 12 pm; 1 pm- 5 pm
Sun: 12 pm- 5 pm


Archaeological Site:
Thurs- Sun: 9 am - 4 pm


Visit our Contact page if you have questions or call 575-562-2202.

mammoth logo in green

All three of these murals, as well as numerous others, were painted by Shirley East for the original museum on Highway 70.