ENMU’s Campus is Surrounded by Art and Culture


Along with exceptional programs and coursework, Eastern New Mexico University is proud to offer students and the community world-class venues including museums, art galleries, and libraries.  Many of the museums and galleries are free or only cost a minimal fee and provide many hours of enjoyment.

  • Miles Mineral Museum – A Mineral Collection that Students Can Enjoy

One of the motivating factors behind the Miles Mineral Museum was the founder, Fred Miles, who wanted to make his collection accessible to students and the general public to enjoy.   Miles and his wife began collecting minerals when they moved to Roswell, New Mexico in 1928 and began exploring along the Pecos River.  The collection was originally in the back room of Fred’s Texaco station in Roswell before the arrangement with ENMU was made to display the approximately 2,500 geological, archaeological and anthropological specimens.  The museum is free to the public and located in Roosevelt Hall, Room 103.

  • Roosevelt County Historical Museum – See the Area’s History Come to Life

The Roosevelt County Historical Museum allows visitors to be immediately swept back in time to the early days of Roosevelt County.  Among the displays, you will find relics from area homes including antique furniture, an Edison phonograph, a printing press, and a collection of medical instruments.  The museum was founded in 1940 and all of the items were donated by county residents.

  • Runnels Gallery

Whether you are on ENMU’s campus as a visitor or a student, do not forget to take a look at the Runnels Gallery.  Located in the Golden Library, it is where the public can view the art work of ENMU students, faculty and guest artists.  It is open during library hours.

  • Jack Williamson Science Fiction Library

Also if you are a sci-fi fan, you must visit the Jack Williamson Science Fiction Library, which contains more than 30,000 volumes of books, sci-fi pulps from as early as the 1900’s and other materials.  Please see ENMU’s website for more information.

Eastern New Mexico University offers dedicated faculty who are committed to academic excellence and emphasize liberal learning, freedom of inquiry and cultural diversity. With affordable tuition and flexible course schedules, ENMU offers an education that fits your lifestyle and puts your career goals within reach. Visit the ENMU website to learn more about what ENMU can do for you.


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