Roosevelt County Historical Museum

Founded in 1940 through funding provided by the Works Project Administration (WPA), the Roosevelt County Historical Museum (RCHM) is located on the campus of ENMU-Portales just off of Hwy 70 (W 2nd St). All displays in the museum have been donated by county residents.

Upon entering, you'll be immediately swept backward in time to the early life and times of the residents of Roosevelt County. The displays include relics of the home including antique furniture and an Edison phonograph as well as the technology of the past as evidenced by a printing press and a medical instrument collection.

Hours of Operation

Beginning June 1, 2021, the museum will be open to the public on Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Saturdays between noon and 5 p.m.

No appointment is necessary for individuals or for groups of 10 or fewer. If your group has more than 10 people, you must contact us in advance at 575.562.2592 to arrange your visit.

Visitor Capacity

The maximum capacity for the Roosevelt County Historical Museum exhibition space is 30 people.

If we reach the visitor capacity limit, the entrance will be locked until enough people finish their tour(s) and exit the building to allow other visitors to enter. If this happens, we will post a sign on the door that indicates we are at capacity and provides a number you may call to ask about the current operation status.

Discover the Wonders of Learning!

Embark on an educational journey by scheduling a free tour of Eastern New Mexico University's premier museums, galleries, and collections. Whether you're a school group eager to enhance your curriculum, a community organization looking to inspire, or any group in between, we offer a vibrant exploration of history, art, science, and culture.

Our meticulously curated exhibits invite visitors of all ages to immerse themselves in the wonders of the past and present. From the awe-inspiring discoveries in our science collections to the breathtaking beauty in our art gallery and collection, there's something to spark curiosity and ignite the imagination of every attendee.

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For More Information Contact

Roosevelt County Historical Museum
ENMU Station 22
1500 S Ave K
Portales, NM 88130
Office Location: Roosevelt County Museum (RCM), Room 1
Phone: 575.562.2592
Email: [email protected]