Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum

(806) 651-2244

2503 4th Avenue

Canyon, TX 79015


The Great War Exhibitions

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.

When Georgia was Here

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum

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.


Canyon Historical Walking Tour

Join former PPHM curator Bill Green on a walking tour of Canyon! The tour will begin at the Canyon Municipal Courthouse.

Night at PPHM

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...

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Texas Talks

“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...

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Western Art Show and Sale 2016

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,...

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Christmas Open House

An event with Santa, storytellers, cookie decorating, and more.

The Daughter of Dawn

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,...

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George Catlin’s American Buffalo

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...

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Hunting the Perfect Accessory

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,...

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Adobe Walls Trek

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...

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Family Fun

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....

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Christmas Open House

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.  

Llano Cemetery Tour by Twilight

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...

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Lucien Abrams: Texas Impressionist

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...

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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...

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The Great Search for Energy

See the historic evolution of energy use from the beginning of our time to the trends of the future.

The James D. Hamlin Collection

"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...

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In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Amarillo Globe-News, "this exhibit will relate today’s Amarillo Globe-News as the lone survivor of more than 30...

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