Contact: George Crawford at 575.356.5235
PORTALES—Eastern New Mexico University’s Blackwater Draw Archaeological site will host the Museum of New Mexico's Van of Enchantment from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, July 30-31.
The Van is free with admission to the site. Admission prices to the site are $3 for general admission, $2 for seniors and students, and $1 for 15 and under.
The Blackwater Draw site is six miles north of Portales on Highway 467 (one mile north of Oasis State Park).
The Van of Enchantment traces the construction, rise, and decline of Route 66 through New Mexico from its inception in 1926 until it was decommissioned in 1985. Using the town of Santa Rosa, N.M., as a case study, the exhibit demonstrates the impact and importance of Route 66 on the day to day lives of New Mexicans.
Traveling across the state, the Van of Enchantment brings Route 66 to the public with a highly interactive, hands-on exhibit designed to elicit memories, encourage reminiscing, and impart new information about one of the most unique, well-loved highways in the United States.
The van website is http://www.vanofenchantment.org/.
For more information, call George Crawford of ENMU at 575-356-5235.