Blackwater Draw Museum

1500 S. Ave K, Lea Hall Rm. 163

Portales, NM 88130

575.562.2202

Blackwater Draw NHL
508 Route 467
Portales, NM 88130
575.356.5235

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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!)

October 16, 2018

IMPORTANT NOTE: The museum will be closed for most of the week of October 21-27. We simply don't have the staff for that week due to conferences and events around campus. Please call before making your plans! We plan to be open Sunday, Tuesday after 1, Thursday after 1...

September 2, 2018

Hi all,

We apologize for the inconvenience but the archaeological site will be closed on Sunday, September 2nd due to the weather. Our trails are washed out and are not safe for visitation.

We apologize for the inconvenience!

August 31, 2018

All: we are excited to announce that we have begun planning in earnest for our 18th Annual Atlatl Competition! This year's date will be October 27th, the last Saturday of the month as has been our tradition in years past. We will have our competition, as well as our sp...

August 10, 2018

It's that time of year, y'all. It's bittersweet: yes, we're shutting down the site soon, and we're dropping down to our fall hours, but Atlatl Day is coming up, too! It's not all tears.

Please take care when planning your trip to Blackwater Draw. For the last two weeks...

July 4, 2018

Hi all, Happy Fourth of July! The Landmark (archaeological site) will be open today until 5 pm. You can go to our "About" page for directions.

The museum will NOT be open today, as the University is closed for the holiday and the museum is on the ENMU campus. 

We apologi...

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