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Years of (Pre)history
Our "Day in the Life of an Archaeologist" exhibit is here!
Ever wonder what it would be like to be an archaeologist? What kind of tools would you need to carry? What would you find?

Come into the museum and learn all about it!

Check out a short museum preview video below or our museum page here for more info.
We are open!

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

Archaeological Site:
Thursday - Sunday: 9 am - 4 pm

Please visit our Hours page for details on holidays and closures.


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

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Calvin Smith Collection projectile points.

Land Acknowledgment
The Eastern New Mexico University and Blackwater Draw Museum sit on the traditional homelands of the Comanche, Mescalero Apache, and Kiowa peoples past and present. We express our gratitude for the opportunity to live, work, and learn on this land. This calls us to commit to continuing to learn how to be better stewards of the land we inhabit as well.
On display now
Beaded Leather
We invite visitors to explore our many beaded leather artifacts with our exhibit Beaded and Beautiful. Check out its online component here.

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

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