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The Blackwater Draw Museum (BWDM) was first opened to the public in 1969 where it was located off Hwy 70. In 2017, the museum moved to the Eastern New Mexico University campus where it currently resides in the old university dining hall.


The museum displays and artifacts are used to describe and interpret life at the archaeology site from Clovis times (over 13,000 years ago) all the way through the recent historic period.

Our curatorial staff aids in the protection and preservation of our collections, ensuring we follow best practices for collections management. 

The museum employs student workers and interns to assist in curatorial duties, such as inventorying, cataloging, and digitization.

For more information about our collections, check out the Collections tab.


Find information about the museum hours and fees here

For directions to the museum, click here.

Exhibit Hall

Our exhibits change regularly, but always include information on the archaeological history of the Blackwater Draw site and highlights from our collection. 

Some of the artifacts you will discover on exhibit include stone tools and animal bones from the Blackwater Draw site and larger region, Southwest pottery from the Miles collection, and historic pieces, such as Native American beadwork.

Check out some of our online exhibits here.


Did you know that we have a virtual tour of the museum?

The Blackwater Draw Museum
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