The Rock Art Foundation White Shaman Preserve of The Witte Museum

In January 2017, the Rock Art Foundation officially transferred its assets, property, administration and activities to the Witte Museum. This momentous gift includes ownership and protection of one of the most significant archeological sites in North America; The White Shaman Preserve, located on the Pecos River, near the Seminole Canyon State Historical Park. For decades, the Rock Art Foundation has led the way in stewardship, access and passion about the people of the Lower Pecos Canyonlands.

The Witte Museum has a long history of excavation and study in the Lower Pecos region of Texas (since the 1930s), and houses more than 20,000 artifacts from these ancient sites. With the opening of the New Witte on March 4th 2017, visitors have unparalleled opportunities to be transformed through immersive experience of prehistoric life in the Kittie West Nelson Ferguson People of the Pecos Gallery and also onsite at White Shaman Preserve and other sites in the Lower Pecos Canyonlands.

The Witte Museum is proud to offer access to the Rock Art Foundation White Shaman Preserve, as well as to numerous additional prehistoric and historic sites throughout the Lower Pecos region of West Texas. Witte Museum members will receive discounted tickets to all Rock Art Foundation guided tours.

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