Destination Texas: Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum | KAMR

CANYON, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — Nestled on the campus of West Texas A&M University is a person of the major history museums in the Point out of Texas: The Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum (PPHM).

PPHM team reported the museum is crammed with additional than 3 million artifacts. 

“Anything from petroleum, to art, to cattle, ranching, record, and all of that and a good deal of type of obscure, but even now connecting transforming displays through the decades,” explained PPHM Advertising and marketing Professional Anna Parsons. 

Parsons walked our intrepid group via some of her beloved spots at PPHM, like the Texas Gallery which is the only lasting gallery in the state devoted to Texas art.

“What’s good about our artwork exhibits is you get a plethora of artists that both come by way of Texas, studied in Texas, or lived in Texas, and you get a bunch of diverse variations you would never assume,” reported Parsons.

If art is not what you are following, you can choose in the story of black gold, Texas tea.

“You can definitely see exhibits that are constructed to express workers again then or even now developing oil rigs and just equipment that they would use each working day in order to pull oil out of the floor,” reported Parsons. “We have the history of our petroleum tale in the Texas Panhandle. So if you walk as a result of right here, you can see the various drills that they use to drill in and, you know, get the oil

that we use every single working day, you know, for autos and what have you.”

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

“We are in our vehicle show, which has a like a ton of automobiles from at minimum 1910 and that also contains bikes and bicycles. So you can obtain a great deal of diverse designs of autos right here, but what’s also cool is Amarillo is form of the midway stage of Route 66,” mentioned Parsons.

There is also an prospect to travel back to the time ahead of the car, in Pioneertown.

“[Pioneertown] is very reminiscent of people Texas Panhandle residents who first set up towns in this article in the 1890s. So you could truly see where they begun, and then you can see reminiscence in like small towns in Texas, like the place they’ve arrive from, from that time.”

All of these displays keep on the role of the museum, which remains the exact same as it was in 1921: “Collect the file of lifetime listed here and hand this on to the kids of the foreseeable future.”

“It’s a lot more than just artifacts. We’re producing connections right here,” said Parsons. “We just have a lot of abundant history in this area and it’s this kind of a terrific modest city to arrive and go to.”

The museum has plenty of summertime functions prepared for the family members. For events and admission data, click in this article.