Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum

(806) 651-2244

2503 4th Avenue

Canyon, TX 79015

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George Catlin’s American Buffalo

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum

May 29 - August 30, 2015

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 from the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s collection.

Hunting the Perfect Accessory

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum

January 24 - 9, 2016

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, as well as some complete outfits, historic fashion photos, and interactive kiosks–all illustrating the art of accessorizing from the 1850s to the present.


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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

A Running Fight: The Red River War in Art

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Belles of the Ball

This exhibit will feature several gowns worn by Symphony Belles over the past few decades.

Lone Star Still Lifes

Lone Star Still Lifes focuses on the development of still life painting in Texas by European immigrants beginning in the 1860s, and continues through the […]

The Johnie Griffin Collection

Johnie Griffin, a Taos insider, amassed and later donated an enviable collection of painting, furniture, and textiles to the PPHM. This exhibition is really three-in-one, […]

The Santa Fe Collection

"The Santa Fe collection of contemporary Navajo textiles consists of consists of over sixty pieces dating from 1971-1996. The anonymous couple who created the collection […]

Don Ray Retrospective

This retrospective of Ray’s work spans his entire career from the late 1950s through 2006, and depict landscapes and historical events of the Panhandle Plains […]

Olive Vandruff: 100 @ 100

Renowned painter Olive Vanderuff was a curator at the PPHM from 1962-1982. In celebration of her 100th birth year, PPHM has put together an exhibit […]

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