Panhandle Plains Historical Museum Hosts Renovation Celebration

Published 06/12 2014 02:57PM

Updated 06/12 2014 05:28PM

To celebrate the petroleum industry in the Texas Panhandle and the upcoming renovation of The Panhandle Petroleum Story exhibit in the Don D. Harrington Petroleum Wing, Panhandle Plains Historical Museum will host Petroleum Day on Saturday, June 14th. There will be activities, guest speakers, hot dogs, the movie Giant, prizes and FREE admission all day (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.). Visitors will have the opportunity to add their drop to the barrel by making a contribution to fund the renovation.

Originally installed in 1986, The Panhandle Petroleum Story exhibit in the Don D. Harrington Petroleum Wing tells the story of the petroleum industry and its pioneers in the Texas Panhandle. Now, for the first time, the museum will update the existing 16,000 square feet of exhibition space. Construction is expected to begin in early 2015. 

Located on the campus of West Texas A&M University, the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum is the largest history museum in Texas, with more than 285,000 square feet-and over two million artifacts-dedicated to preserving this areas past. PPHM offers visitors a chance to step into panhandle history with special exhibits, a permanent collection, Pioneer Town, cell phone tours, educational tours and special events. For more information about PPHM please visit

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