On a day we were supposed to ride out to the canyon, the weather forecast had other ideas. They were calling for severe storms so we had to make a change of plans. Those plans were to visit the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum.
The Perks Of Going Mid-Week
Now Chris and I are not really museum people but this place was a pleasant surprise. As we entered the museum, we were surprised to see there were no crowds. I guess that is one of the perks of visiting places during the week.
The displays were all about the history of the Texas Panhandle and included displays from the Indian times to modern-day. Each era was in its own section and very well laid out. There were short movies displayed on monitors for each section you were in.
Take A Seat
The museum was neat and clean. The restrooms were clean and located throughout the museum. There were benches and chairs throughout so you could sit and relax if so desired.
The museum in partnership with Texas A&M University IT dept, has developed an app that when you download it to your phone will give you virtual tours as you head through the museum. Using the app will allow you to tour the museum at your own pace while getting the guided tour experience. The app will also give you popular attractions in the area.
What A Great Place For A Conference
If you want to host an event or conference there are several rooms you can rent from the museums. They have even been known to host a wedding or two!!!
PPHM is much more than a museum. From local educational events to local events to workshops and conventions, there is always something happening here. Be sure to check out their official website to learn more. I have added the link below.
We love to learn about the history of each area we visit. This museum sure enlightened us to the history of the Texas Panhandle in a fun and entertaining way. I recommend it to anyone that is even remotely interested in history.
Date of Visit: May 2017
Cost To Enter: $12.50 PP For Adults
Our Cost: $0
Note: We Received Free Tickets From Our Workkamping Job