July 22, 2020

The closure of both Blackwater Draw Museum and the Blackwater Draw National Historic Landmark archaeological site has been extended through at least December 31st in keeping with the guidance of our parent institution, Eastern New Mexico University. We apologize for th...

April 29, 2020

Our closure (of both site and museum) has been extended through July 31st, in keeping with the guidance of our parent institution, Eastern New Mexico University. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause, and urge you to maintain safety and health best practice...

March 22, 2020

In light of the closure of ENMU and general safety guidelines during the COVID-19 outbreak, the Blackwater Draw Museum is CLOSED to the public, indefinitely. We will update our newsfeed and Facebook as the situation progresses. Staff will still respond to inquiries dur...

February 21, 2020

The museum will have reduced hours during ENMU's Spring Break (March 9-13). We will be closed on Tuesday and will be open 12-5 Wednesday-Friday. Weekends will be regular hours.

November 22, 2019

The Blackwater Draw Museum will close at the end of the day on Sunday, November 24th for the Thanksgiving Holiday. We will reopen on Tuesday, December 3rd at 9 am. Have a beautiful holiday, all!

October 3, 2019

We apologize for any inconvenience for those who are trying to reach us. Our lines have been down since Monday due to the torrential rainfall and flooding we are getting hit with. The phone company is working on the problem, and we hope to be back up by early next week...

September 10, 2019

It's that time of year again! We're starting to gear up for our Annual Atlatl Competition at the NHL, and boy, do we have news for you! This year the Blackwater Draw National Historic Landmark will be co-hosting the State Archaeology Fair at the site (along with State...

May 28, 2019

Hi all,

We will be opening after lunch on June 21st, 2019 (which is a Friday) due to staffing issues. We hope this doesn't adversely impact anyone's plans! 

Hope to see you at site and museum this summer!!

April 5, 2019

ALERT: THE MUSEUM WILL BE CLOSED BETWEEN APRIL 8 AND APRIL 15 DUE TO STAFF ATTENDANCE AT THE SOCIETY FOR AMERICAN ARCHAEOLOGY ANNUAL MEETING. THE SITE WILL BE OPEN THE WEEKEND OF APRIL 13-14 AS USUAL.

We apologize for the inconvenience, but we will have some awsome pict...

January 8, 2019

We will be closed for part of Wednesday, January 9th and closed on Friday, January 11th. We apologize for the inconvenience… many of our student employees are still trickling back after their breaks (lucky ducks!)

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1500 S. Ave K, Lea Hall Rm. 163

Portales, NM 88130

575.562.2202

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508 Route 467
Portales, NM 88130
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