April 16, 2024


Unforgettable trip

Destination Texas: Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum | KAMR

CANYON, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — Nestled on the campus of West Texas A&M College is 1 of the greatest historical past museums in the Point out of Texas: The Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum (PPHM).

PPHM staff members stated the museum is filled with far more than 3 million artifacts. 

“Anything from petroleum, to art, to cattle, ranching, record, and all of that and a whole lot of form of obscure, but however connecting switching reveals during the decades,” mentioned PPHM Internet marketing Professional Anna Parsons. 

Parsons walked our intrepid staff by some of her preferred spots at PPHM, like the Texas Gallery which is the only permanent gallery in the condition devoted to Texas art.

“What’s terrific about our artwork displays is you get a myriad of artists that possibly come through Texas, studied in Texas, or lived in Texas, and you get a bunch of various models you would under no circumstances hope,” claimed Parsons.

If artwork is not what you are after, you can acquire in the tale of black gold, Texas tea.

“You can definitely see exhibits that are built to convey staff again then or even now building oil rigs and just gear that they would use just about every day in buy to pull oil out of the floor,” mentioned Parsons. “We have the heritage of our petroleum story in the Texas Panhandle. So if you wander as a result of listed here, you can see the different drills that they use to drill in and, you know, get the oil

that we use each and every working day, you know, for automobiles and what have you.”

You can also check out out the exbibit of what petroleum fuels.

“We are in our auto exhibit, which has a like a ton of cars from at least 1910 and that also incorporates motorcycles and bicycles. So you can discover a lot of diverse designs of cars listed here, but what’s also great is Amarillo is type of the midway issue of Route 66,” said Parsons.

There is also an chance to journey again to the time ahead of the vehicle, in Pioneertown.

“[Pioneertown] is really reminiscent of those Texas Panhandle residents who very first proven cities here in the 1890s. So you could genuinely see where they started out, and then you can see reminiscence in like compact towns in Texas, like exactly where they’ve come from, from that time.”

All of these displays keep on the job of the museum, which continues to be the very same as it was in 1921: “Collect the file of existence below and hand this on to the children of the foreseeable future.”

“It’s extra than just artifacts. We’re earning connections below,” said Parsons. “We just have a large amount of abundant history in this location and it is this sort of a fantastic compact city to occur and go to.”

The museum has loads of summer months routines planned for the household. For events and admission information and facts, click on in this article.