Although designated part of The Great American Desert by explorer Major Stephen H. Long in 1823, the Panhandle-Plains geographical region enjoys weather events unlike other places in the United States. Through the record-setting cold and blizzards in the winter of 1886-87 to the current drought, area residents have endured to carve out a living on the Llano Estacado. Using the Panhandle-Plains Historical Societys vast photographic resources housed in the Research Center, this exhibition will supplement Wild and Wacky. with images recording floods, hailstorms and tornadoes, extreme cold and withering heat.
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U.S. Military Uniforms from the Permanent Collection
Jan 26, 2013 - Jan 4, 2014
Featuring artifacts from the Mexican War through the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, this exhibit will showcase uniforms from the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard.
Wild and Wacky Weather on the Panhandle Plains
Mar 2, 2013 - Feb 1, 2014
This exhibit will use specific historical weather events to explore the forces behind the weather, the range of its impact from the trivial to the tragic, the history and science of weather forecasting and tracking and more.
Apr 6, 2013 - Sep 7, 2013
History doesnt stop, and museums cant stop collecting either. The museum continues to build its significant collection through gifts and purchases. This exhibit will include recent additions in ethnology, western heritage items, firearms, textiles, and sports related artifacts. Weve also added political materials and great archival collections.