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PPHM Store The Museum Store offers upscale shopping, rich in history, and is full of exceptional gifts for children and the hard-to-buy-for adults in your life.

Upscale shopping, rich in history, and full of exceptional gifts for children and the hard-to-buy-for adults in your life.

The Little House Cookbook brings cozy frontier recipes from Laura Ingalls Wilder’s classic to your kitchen table.
04/27/2019

The Little House Cookbook brings cozy frontier recipes from Laura Ingalls Wilder’s classic to your kitchen table.

Our new Rococo exhibition is now up. Beautiful pieces from the Lucille Nance Jones collection that you have to see.
04/25/2019

Our new Rococo exhibition is now up. Beautiful pieces from the Lucille Nance Jones collection that you have to see.

Our new exhibition, Rococo, features beautiful, ornate French revival pieces from the Lucille Nance Jones collection.#ro...
04/25/2019

Our new exhibition, Rococo, features beautiful, ornate French revival pieces from the Lucille Nance Jones collection.

#rococo #frenchfurniture #museum #panhandleplainshistoricalmuseum @ Canyon, Texas

"Measured by its results, San Jacinto was one of the decisive battles of the world. The freedom of Texas from Mexico won...
04/21/2019
San Jacinto Museum of History - Battle of San Jacinto | April 1836. The Texian Army wins Texas Independence.

"Measured by its results, San Jacinto was one of the decisive battles of the world. The freedom of Texas from Mexico won here led to annexation and to the Mexican War, resulting in the acquisition by the United States of the states of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, California, Utah, and parts of Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas, and Oklahoma. Almost one-third of the present area of the American nation, nearly a million square miles of territory, changed sovereignty."

Explore more of this epic battle at the San Jacinto Museum of History's website.

https://www.sanjacinto-museum.org/The_Battle/

Sam Houston leads Texican forces over the Mexican army to win Texas independence and open westward expansion in the US, changing the face of world history and global growth.

Deep in the ❤️ of Texas! Loving these beautiful sterling silver pieces by Kimberly Noland Jewelry!
04/20/2019

Deep in the ❤️ of Texas! Loving these beautiful sterling silver pieces by Kimberly Noland Jewelry!

Thank you to those who helped make Unveiled a success! It was such a beautiful and fun evening!
04/17/2019

Thank you to those who helped make Unveiled a success! It was such a beautiful and fun evening!

Today in Texas History
04/14/2019

Today in Texas History

First State Museum in Texas Opens in Canyon

On 14 April 1933, the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, the first state museum in Texas, opened in Canyon. The museum was an outgrowth of the Panhandle-Plains Historical Society, founded in 1921 by faculty and students of West Texas State Teachers College, and is a cooperative effort between the society, which owns and controls the collections, and the State of Texas, which provides and maintains the facilities through West Texas A&M University and the Texas A&M University Board of Regents. In addition to its major anthropology, geology, paleontology, and natural history collections, the museum has extensive materials on the ranching industry, the Plains Indians, and the oil and gas industry, and galleries devoted to American and European art with an emphasis on such Texas artists as Frank Reaugh and Harold Bugbee.
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Texas State Historical Association Handbook of Texas Online articles on:

The Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum – http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/lbp01

The Panhandle-Plains Historical Society – http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/vtp02

West Texas A&M University – http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/kcw03

Museums – http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/lbm03

Charles Franklin Reaugh – http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fre05

Harold Dow Bugbee - http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fbu14

Interesting article that sheds insight on what goes on behind museum's doors."Fueled by philanthropic zeal, lucrative ta...
04/05/2019
Clean House to Survive? Museums Confront Their Crowded Basements

Interesting article that sheds insight on what goes on behind museum's doors.

"Fueled by philanthropic zeal, lucrative tax deductions and the prestige of seeing their works in esteemed settings, wealthy art owners have for decades given museums everything from their Rembrandts to their bedroom slippers.

It all had to go somewhere. So now, many American museums are bulging with stuff — so much stuff that some house thousands of objects that have never been displayed but are preserved, at considerable cost, in climate-controlled storage spaces."

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/03/10/arts/museum-art-quiz.html?fbclid=IwAR3se-WjGh1SsIhDK7ALv7cEF0_jV13jDZF216I-kRI-WocQE7za__Y6PXQ

With storage spaces filled with works that may never be shown, some museums are rethinking the way they collect art, and at least one is ranking what it owns.

Look at these new cute tees from Hobby Life! We ❤️ them! Stop by the store today to get yours!
04/02/2019

Look at these new cute tees from Hobby Life! We ❤️ them! Stop by the store today to get yours!

Seriously, how could learning be any more fun?! Professor Noggins card games are the perfect educational tool to use at ...
03/29/2019

Seriously, how could learning be any more fun?! Professor Noggins card games are the perfect educational tool to use at school or at home!
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Olive Vandruff worked in several media, including pastel, gouache, watercolor, casein, graphite, ink, and oil and was a ...
03/28/2019

Olive Vandruff worked in several media, including pastel, gouache, watercolor, casein, graphite, ink, and oil and was a renowned painter of birds and other animals. She lived in and around Texas for much of her life and was curator of art at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum after the previous curator, her husband Harold D. Bugbee, passed away.

https://art.state.gov/personnel/olive_vandruff/

You can catch a glimpse of her beautiful artwork in our Bugbee Gallery.

Come join us for the opening of "From Page to Storage to Stage". The exhibition will focus on the costumes and dress fro...
03/26/2019

Come join us for the opening of "From Page to Storage to Stage".
The exhibition will focus on the costumes and dress from the West Texas A&M University play, "A Flea in Her Ear". "Flea" is set in Paris at the turn of the century and this vaudeville style show takes deception to new hilarity. The exhibit will include information about the original dress patterns and about the dresses creation for the show.

Opening reception will feature refreshments and comments from curator Anne Medlock of WTAMU Theatre. Tickets are $10 for the public and free for PPHM members and WTAMU faculty, staff and students.

"From Page to Storage to Stage" opens March 29th! Have you gone to to get your tickets, yet? http://ow.ly/yBkz30o8svj

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum
03/25/2019

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum

On March 25, 1914, the explosion of a workman's torch set off a fire that quickly destroyed the Administration Building, the only classroom, laboratory, library and office structure on campus. In an emotional address to faculty, students and townspeople later that day, President Cousins spoke of the disaster as a "temporary inconvenience" and declared that great institutions do not burn. "If West Texas State is nothing more than brick and mortar," he said, "it ought to die." Those in attendance leaped to their feet and pledged support for the school. While classes continued in churches, courthouses, vacant buildings and hastily erected "shacks" on campus, workers cleared away the rubble and architects began designing a replacement structure. WT rose from its own ashes, with a burning desire and quest for knowledge that symbolically lives on today known as The Eternal Flame.

Join PPHM and CSAW for “Red Dead Rouge,” a panel discussion about women’s roles in the Old West, with emphasis on ...
03/25/2019

Join PPHM and CSAW for “Red Dead Rouge,” a panel discussion about women’s roles in the Old West, with emphasis on the portrayal of these roles in the video game Red Dead Redemption II on Thursday, March 28 from 7-9 pm. From Sacagawea to Frenchie McCormick, women have played an important role in the work, identity, and expansion of the American west. Panelists include Dr. Amy Von Lintel, Dr. Jean Stuntz, Dr. Alex Hunt, and AJ McCormick. This discussion is free and open to the public.

New Myra purses, bags, and backpacks in! We ❤ this print!
03/22/2019

New Myra purses, bags, and backpacks in! We ❤ this print!

Wife of cattleman Charles Goodnight, Molly drove supply wagons and took charge of ranch operations when her husband was ...
03/21/2019

Wife of cattleman Charles Goodnight, Molly drove supply wagons and took charge of ranch operations when her husband was absent. Affectionately called “the Little Mother of the Plains,” she cared for the cowhands and Indians who came to the ranch as a way to combat the loneliness of being the only woman in the area. Molly and her husband built Goodnight College, helped found a community church and were responsible for the preservation of the Texas buffalo.

Read more about Molly on the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame website.
http://www.cowgirl.net/portfolios/mary-ann-molly-goodnight/

Georgia O'Keeffe spent 70 years making art and contributing to the development of American modernism. She was a prominen...
03/14/2019

Georgia O'Keeffe spent 70 years making art and contributing to the development of American modernism. She was a prominent member of the creative Stieglitz Circle, influencing early American modernists. She is notable for her role as a pioneering female artist, and although she disavowed their interpretation of her work, she was a strong influence on the artists of the Feminist art movement, including Judy Chicago and Miriam Shapiro, who saw feminine imagery in O'Keeffe's flower paintings. A prolific artist, she produced more than 2000 works over the course of her career. The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe is the first museum in the United States dedicated to a female artist, and its research center sponsors significant fellowships for scholars of modern American art.

Read more about this influential woman at https://www.theartstory.org/artist-okeeffe-georgia-life-and-legacy.htm

Just got in these adorable bison booties from Buffalo Gold! Amazing quality and made in the USA!
03/12/2019

Just got in these adorable bison booties from Buffalo Gold! Amazing quality and made in the USA!

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum
03/11/2019

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum

Don't let a few clouds ruin a week off school! PPHM is open until 5:00 pm today, so come in and make this Spring Break special.

Saturdays are DINO-MITE!!! Come see us!🦕🦖
03/09/2019

Saturdays are DINO-MITE!!! Come see us!🦕🦖

Join us on Monday, March 11th for our first day open during Spring Break! We are making Spring Break special by adding o...
03/09/2019

Join us on Monday, March 11th for our first day open during Spring Break! We are making Spring Break special by adding open museum hours on Monday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. This will be the only Monday that PPHM is open until summer. Take this opportunity to see new exhibits "Cattle, Cowboys & Culture" in the Harrington Gallery and "Red Dead University" in the Alexander Gallery. General admission applies.

March is Women's History Month. Today we want to celebrate PPHM's founder, Hattie Anderson. In 1920, after pursuing stud...
03/07/2019
ANDERSON, HATTIE MABEL | The Handbook of Texas Online| Texas State Historical Association (TSHA)

March is Women's History Month. Today we want to celebrate PPHM's founder, Hattie Anderson.

In 1920, after pursuing studies for a year at the University of Chicago, Anderson accepted a position with the history faculty at West Texas State Teachers' College (now West Texas A&M University). Her interest in the Panhandle's pioneer heritage was quickly fueled by her realization that the region had only recently emerged from its frontier phase and that many pioneers were living. Recognizing a unique opportunity for professional historians to know and work with the pioneer generation, Anderson sought ways to turn this opportunity to account. With the backing of the college president, Joseph A. Hill, she organized the Panhandle-Plains Historical Society in February 1921. She chaired the committee that drew up the constitution and bylaws and cosigned the state charter. She was also instrumental in allying the society with the Panhandle Old Settlers Association and was a leader in the establishment of the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum in 1932.

Read more here about Hattie's life on the Texas State Historical Association website.

ANDERSON, HATTIE MABEL (1887–1965). Hattie Mabel Anderson, college professor, writer and cofounder of the Panhandle-Plains Historical Society, one of six children of Swedish immigrant parents, was born on a farm near Norborne, Missouri, on February 9, 1887. Her father served for several years as a...

03/06/2019
Why Should You Remember the Alamo?

Today in 1836 the Alamo fell after a thirteen day siege. Here is why we should still remember the Alamo.

Almost a month after 200 Texan rebels were defeated at the Battle of the Alamo, the rebel army got its revenge, earning Texas its independence. From: AERIAL ...

03/02/2019

Today is the perfect day to drop by and see our new exhibit Cattle, Cowboys, and Culture!

Tomorrow is our annual Crafts & Drafts! Join us for some food, games, and a great time! Purchase tickets in advance or a...
02/28/2019
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum

Tomorrow is our annual Crafts & Drafts! Join us for some food, games, and a great time! Purchase tickets in advance or at the door!

Yesterday marked the anniversary of William B. Travis' famous "Victory or Death" letter. William Barret Travis was only ...
02/25/2019
William Barret Travis | Humanities Texas

Yesterday marked the anniversary of William B. Travis' famous "Victory or Death" letter.

William Barret Travis was only twenty-six years old when he died defending the Alamo... In February 1836, newly commissioned Lt. Colonel Travis assumed joint command of the Alamo with James Bowie. As Mexican forces gathered, Travis sent dispatches to fellow Texians pleading for reinforcements. "If my countrymen do not rally to my relief," he declared, "I am determined to perish in defense of this place, and my bones shall reproach my country for her neglect."

His words were prophetic: little help came, but outrage over the slaughter of Travis and other Alamo defenders inspired a rush of Texian volunteers who ultimately defeated Mexican General Santa Anna at San Jacinto.

https://www.humanitiestexas.org/programs/tx-originals/list/william-barret-travis

These beautiful cowhide purses and boot bags make the perfect accessory!
02/19/2019

These beautiful cowhide purses and boot bags make the perfect accessory!

Did you know there are multiple benefits to taking your kids to museums? Learn more https://mommyuniversitynj.com/2015/0...
02/09/2019
10 Educational Benefits of Bringing Children to the Museum | Mommy University

Did you know there are multiple benefits to taking your kids to museums?

Learn more https://mommyuniversitynj.com/2015/07/03/10-educational-benefits-of-bringing-children-to-the-museum/

10 Educational Benefits of Bringing Children to the Museum July 3, 2015by Monica Atkins 10 Comments Museums are community centers designed to inform and teach the public. When we ask what is the educational benefit of a museum, the immediate response is academic learning. Absorbing academic informat...

Tonight FOSA presents Georgia O'Keeffe, Texas, and WWI Hear from expert Amy Von Lintel as she discusses famed southwest ...
02/07/2019

Tonight FOSA presents Georgia O'Keeffe, Texas, and WWI

Hear from expert Amy Von Lintel as she discusses famed southwest artist Georgia O' O'Keeffe in this Friends of Southwestern Art Lecture. Von Lintel will be exploring the writings of O’Keeffe penned from Canyon, Texas between 1916 and 1918, especially in light of the war and the American home front. This material comes from her forthcoming book publication, A Voice from the West: Georgia O’Keeffe’s Texas Letters and WWI in America , which will be in print with Texas A&M University Press in Spring 2020.

Tickets are FREE for FOSA members and $35 for non FOSA members. Lecture begins at 6:30 pm

We are celebrating #HeartsforArt here at #pphm so be sure to show the love to your favorite artifacts and paintings arou...
02/05/2019

We are celebrating #HeartsforArt here at #pphm so be sure to show the love to your favorite artifacts and paintings around the museum! You can find hearts at the front desk or in the art galleries, and they will be available through February 14!

Happy February! We made it through the first month of 2019 and the PPHM Store wants to show you some ❤️Get 20% off y...
02/01/2019

Happy February! We made it through the first month of 2019 and the PPHM Store wants to show you some ❤️
Get 20% off your jewelry purchase in store and online!
https://store.panhandleplains.org
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Also stay tuned for awesome new merch!

01/29/2019
But while concept museums might have to work a bit harder to connect with some visitors, they also have some distinct ad...
01/24/2019
The Museum of Concepts: How do you display ideas? - Museum Hack

But while concept museums might have to work a bit harder to connect with some visitors, they also have some distinct advantages. They can collect and display a much broader range of objects, and easily insert themselves into current events, trends, and debates. Not representing a specific organisation or person also means they can also take greater creative risks in interpretation and programming. It’s no coincidence that concept museums are usually at the cutting-edge of museum sector.

https://museumhack.com/concept-museums/

Concept museums, or museums that focus on ideas, are at the cutting edge of visitor experience. But how are they doing it?

For the little sheriff in your life⭐️
01/18/2019

For the little sheriff in your life⭐️

It’s all in an effort to move beyond the “souvenir shop” feel that these retail locations have had for years, with...
01/17/2019
A New Era for the Museum Shop Merchandise

It’s all in an effort to move beyond the “souvenir shop” feel that these retail locations have had for years, with their stale layouts and limited merchandise options. Indeed, that’s all changing, thanks to merchandisers and shop managers committed to livening up the experience.

“Museum shops are no longer just about selling things,” Diane Drubay, chief executive of museum marketing consultancy We Are Museums, told The New York Times. “They are about adding a new step to the museum experience.”

https://www.asicentral.com/news/newsletters/promogram/march-2018/a-new-era-for-the-museum-shop-merchandise/

It is always a fun challenge to find items that connect back to our museum's collections and items that our visitors will love.

Museums are breathing new life into their official stores with merchandise that's inspired...

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