Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum Honored as #2 in Top Ten Best Western Museum of 2016

Panhandle Plains Historical Museum Honored as #2 in Top Ten Best Western Museum of 2016 by True West Magazine 
For a dozen years, True West magazine has recognized the best Western museums in America for their dedication to their mission of keeping the Old West alive in our communities and nation.
True West magazine is proud to announce that one of the top ten True West Western Museum’s for 2016 is Panhandle Plains Historical Museum in Canyon, Texas, in recognition of their superior exhibitions and ability to reach all generations through their creativity in interpreting the West while fulfilling their institution’s mission. PPHM was voted second in this year’s contest beating out the past two years where they ranked eighth and ninth respectively.
“The Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum’s dedication to their mission of preserving and interpreting our great Western history for all generations is inspiring,” says True West Executive Editor Bob Boze Bell. “They keep the Old West vibrant and relevant for 21st century audiences.”
The Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum is honored for its extraordinary exhibitions and dedication to local and regional history.
Spur Award-winning writer Candy Moulton and the editors of True West picked the winners for this annual award based on the extraordinary efforts of the museums over the past year to create and host new temporary exhibits, as well as maintain dynamic permanent exhibitions.
Museums were also nominated through an application form on the magazine website.
Hundreds of museums celebrate the American West (including more than a few east of the Mississippi). But which ones stand out?
True West magazine’s September 2016 issue has the answer in the feature “The Top 10 Western Museums,” on newsstands August 09, 2016.

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