Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum
January 27 - September 2, 2017
Three exhibitions commemorating the centennial anniversary of the USA's entrance into World War I:Doughboys & Home Folks will use artifacts from the PPHM collections, as well as documents from a variety of sources, to explore life on the front lines and the home front.The Great War and the Panhandle-Plains Region will examine the lives of various soldiers, Marines, sailors, and nurses from the Panhandle-Plains region who served in WWI.World War I: The Great War in Images includes photographs documenting the period of the war.
August 27 - February 24, 2018
An exhibition of art that was created during the period of Georgia O’Keeffe’s time at West Texas A&M University. The show will feature works by O’Keeffe’s contemporaries, including Lucien Abrams, Leon Dabo, Hale Bolton, Reveau Bassett, Louis Oscar Griffith, Edward G. Eisenlohr, E. Irving Couse, Joseph Henry Sharp, Bert Geer Phillips, W. Herbert Dunton, Oscar E. Berninghaus, and Ernest L. Blumenschein, among others. Objects in the show will rotate every 3-6 months.
Explore the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum after hours. The evening will feature role players and storytellers that will be showing viewers what life used to be...Read More
Join former PPHM curator Bill Green on a walking tour of Canyon! The tour will begin at the Canyon Municipal Courthouse.
An exhibition of maps drawn from the museum’s collection.
Tour the PPHM in the dark! Role players and storytellers will come to life in all areas of PPHM to show visitors what life was like...Read More
A synopsis of the film: “Four young Cowboys hatch an outrageous plot to adopt, train, and ride a string of wild mustangs 3,000 miles from...Read More
The first major exhibition by Jose Arpa since 1998. Arpa’s works and teachings greatly impacted “Texas Impressionism”.
“Dr. Jean Stuntz of West Texas A&M University, will discuss “From San Antonio to the Panhandle: Texas Pioneer Women” to celebrate both Texas History and...Read More
An exhibition featuring works by Dan Ostermiller, Loveland, CO; Daryl Howard, Austin; David Loren Bass, Santa Fe; Roylynn Evans, Amarillo; Albino Hinojosa, Ruston, La.; Nancy Silvia,...Read More
An event with Santa, storytellers, cookie decorating, and more.
A screening of the recently rediscovered silent film The Daughter of Dawn.
Walking tours that highlight secrets of the city. The tours will be conducted by the museum’s Associate Director for Curatorial Affairs/Curator of Art and Western Heritage,...Read More
An exhibition of works by Philip R. Goodwin. Goodwin is known for his wildlife and hunting paintings, as well as for designing the Winchester Arms logo. Additionally,...Read More
A touring exhibition of 40 paintings by artist George Catlin (1796–1872) showing the crucial role of the buffalo in Plains Indian culture. These historic works...Read More
WTAMU Professor of Theatre, Anne Medlock will discuss fashion accessories through the ages and the role they play in historic social status and individuality in...Read More
This annual exhibition and sale features works by a variety of established artists depicting the American West-this year with the theme of “Wildlife and Hunting.”
Very loosely tying into the museum’s focus on wildlife and hunting, this exhibition is set up as a fashion hunter’s dream, including hundreds of accessories,...Read More
As part of the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museums series of exhibitions on Women of the West, Gems of the Plains will be an introspective look at...Read More
The Adobe Walls Trek includes programs in Borger and visits to the 1864 and 1874 battle sites with additional programs at both locations. Alvin Lynn...Read More
The Panhandle Plains Historical Museum now has a new summer program to help kids and families explore the museum and have fun along the way....Read More
Experience the holidays at the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum’s 37th annual Christmas Open House. December 6: 6:00-9:00 pm December 7: 2:00-6:00 pm.
Have you ever driven by the cemetery and wondered about the stories of the people that helped shape this area? The eighth annual Llano Cemetery...Read More
Night at the Museum is not just a movie. It is an actual event taking place at the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum after hours. For...Read More
Since its inception in 1921, the Panhandle-Plains Historical Society has preserved American Indian material, cultural artifacts, and art objects. While numerous donors added to the...Read More
Lucien Abrams (1870-1941) is the only Texas artist to be directly associated with American Impressionism. A native Kansan who moved to Texas as a child, Abrams...Read More
Join Curator Michael Grauer for a discussion of the history of academic drawing and the Drawings from the Permanent Collection exhibition.
For the first time in over 25 years, a huge portion of the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum’s portrait miniature collection is now on view. These portrait...Read More
The Panhandle-Plains Invitational Western Art Show and Sale at the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum depicts the American West. Works from more than 50 established and recognized...Read More
Celebrating the West Texas A & M University (WT) Centennial in 2010, the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum presents Ten in ’10, which highlights and discusses ten...Read More
The first exhibition to focus it’s attention on this particular aspect of the American West- the Red River War. Frederic Remington, Nick Eggenhofer, W. Herbert...Read More
See the historic evolution of energy use from the beginning of our time to the trends of the future.
"As the first serious collector of antiques and art in the Texas Panhandle, James D. Hamlin (1871-1950) acquired hundreds of items that he donated to...Read More