Heritage, Volume 10, Number 3, Summer 1992 Page: 23
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transportation, costume, as well as many
others. Temporary exhibits explore a variety
of themes and change frequently.
In addition to the collection and preservation
of artifacts, the Museum conducts
an active educational program, with the
support of more than 100 volunteers. These
include school tours, classroom presentations,
and summer programs for teachers
The museum strives to serve a variety of
audiences through lecture series, group discussion,
films and videos, and a variety of
other types of programming. Many special
events are planned each year, many of
which are designed to involve the entire
family and community.
The museum's Research Center and
Archives retains more than 10,000 books
and periodicals related to regional history
and museum collections. Among the 12,000
cubic feet of archival material are early
ranch records, family papers, and historical
interviews, manufacturer's trade literature,
and more than 15,000 historical photographs.
Another important part of the museum
is its Conservation Center. Established in
1979, the Center is dedicated to the preservation
and restoration of cultural objects.
Throughout this vast structure, the
heritage of the Texas Panhandle region is
preserved. Visitors will catch a glimpse of
the past, from the geological development
of the Southern Plains to the lives of the
people who made this country what it is
The Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum
is open daily. Summer hours are 9
a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday,
and 2-6 p.m. on Sunday. For more information,
write the museum at P.O. Box 967,
WT Station, Canyon, TX 79016, or call
Linda J. Moreland is the marketing director for
the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum in
Top: Front entrance to the Panhandle-Plains
Historical Museum, which bears a State Antiquities
Landmark designation awarded in 1983 for its
unique art deco architectural style. Bottom: Diorama
representing a typical Southern Plains tipi of the late
Indian Wars or early reservation days ( 1870-1900).
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