After lunch on our last day at Seminole Canyon we drove from our campground to the visitors’ center. Inside the door is a gift shop on the left and the check-in counter on the right. Going straight gets you to the back porch and a view of the canyon. Before the door on the right are restrooms, on the left is a staircase to a small but nicely done museum. The information was presented in short paragraphs, paintings, photographs, and artifacts. This made it easy to get a good overall history while adding as much detail that you wanted.
The museum is dedicated to the history and development of Seminole Canyon, starting in prehistoric times through the coming of the first humans.
The history continues with the coming of Europeans and how they radically changed the area through exploration,
and introduction of non-native animals and a foreign way of life.
The lesson ended with the area being preserved in a state park.
The history of the Black Seminoles which were honored with a plaque on the Pecos River overlook (see On The Way Home blog), and with their own section in the museum chronicling their origins and contributions.
That visit marked the end of our four days at Seminole Canyon.
Louise and Duane