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Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum

2503 Fourth Avenue
On the campus of West Texas A & M University
Canyon, Texas

by Sarah Reveley
Panhandle Plains Historical Museum entrance details, Canyon Texas
Panhandle Plains Historical Museum
Photo courtesy Eleanor Powers Beebe, 2008

Panhandle Plains Historical Society Museum

The Panhandle Plains Museumís website doesnít mention their beginnings as a Centennial Museum; however, in 1932 the State of Texas matched $25,000 of private funds to construct the original unit.

Construction of Pioneer Hall began in 1932. Finished in Texas limestone, the original structure features fine decorative stonework and carvings depicting western themes and Panhandle fauna in its facade. More than 100 famous West Texas cattle brands surround the entrance. When the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum (PPHM) opened its doors in 1933, it was a 12,500 square foot building.

Since that time the museum has become the largest history museum in Texas with more than 285,000 square feet.


2503 4th Avenue
Canyon, Texas 79015
806-651-2244
www.panhandleplains.org



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Panhandle Plains Historical Museum  door, Canyon Texas
Museum door
Photo courtesy Panhandle Plains Museum, 2008
Panhandle Plains Historical Museum eagle, Canyon Texas
Museum eagle
Photo courtesy John J. Glenn, Crowolf Design, 2008
Panhandle Plains Historical Museum,  Canyon Texas
Panhandle Plains Historical Museum today
Photo courtesy John J. Glenn, Crowolf Design, 2008
Panhandle Plains Historical Museum, Canyon Texas old photo
Panhandle Plains Historical Museum in the 1930s
From "Monuments Commemorating the Centenary of Texas Independence", State of Texas, 1938
Panhandle Plains Historical Museum basement, Canyon Texas old photo
The museum basement.
From "Monuments Commemorating the Centenary of Texas Independence", State of Texas, 1938
© Sarah Reveley

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