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Panhandle Plains Historical Museum

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Where can you explore more than 500 million years of history across 26,000 square miles under one roof? Since opening as a one-room gallery called Pioneer Hall in 1933, the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum has become the largest history museum in Texas. PPHM is committed to bringing new and engaging exhibits to students and teachers and demonstrating our relevance to every generation every day. PPHM's collections encompass a range of diverse subjects including art, history, archeology, paleontology, ethnology, geology, petroleum, textiles, weapons, transportation and sports.



Programs by Panhandle Plains Historical Museum

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Quanah Parker: Adapting in a World of Change

For over 200 years the Comanches ruled the South Plains. They were called "Lords of the Plains," and lived a horse and bison centered culture...


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Home on the Plains: A Bison’s Journey

When Christopher Columbus landed on the eastern shores of North America, there were an estimated 60,000,000 bison roaming the land. For thousands...


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From Boom to Dust in the Texas Panhandle

The Dust Bowl was a period of severe dust storms causing major ecological and agricultural damage to American and Canadian prairie lands from 1930...


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Wild and Wacky Weather

People on the Panhandle-Plains have adapted to weather for centuries. Come along with our friendly cricket, Thomas J, and learn all about wild and...


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Dinomite Dinosaurs

Step back in time—way, way back in time—with a virtual stroll through our paleontology exhibit. During this In the News Program we will focus on...


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Alyssa Martinez   education@wtamu.edu
2503 4th Ave
Canyon TX 79015
United States


Primary Disciplines

The programs of Panhandle Plains Historical Museum cover:

Social Studies/History
Language Arts/English