Panhandle-Plains Historical Society

In early 1921, West Texas State Normal College faculty and students organized the Panhandle-Plains Historical Society. Their goal was to collect and preserve the history, both human and natural, of the region, which ultimately grew into the largest history museum in the state of Texas. Approximately 100,000 guests visit the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum each year. With over 3 million artifacts in the collection, the Museum’s exhibit areas include petroleum, western heritage, paleontology, textiles, furniture and decorative art, transportation and fine art. Additionally, a new hands-on exhibit, People of the Plains: Experiments in Living, illustrates the similarities of various groups of people living on the Southern Plains during the past 14,000 years.

Address: WTAMU Box 60967
Canyon, TX 79015