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The museum always has something new to see when you come, form art to artifacts, we strive to showcase the history of the Panhandle-Plains. Here is what is coming up at PPHM.

A Day in the Life (Textile Gallery): February 3, 2018 – December 29, 2018
RCA to Apple (Furniture Gallery): February 3, 2018 – December 29, 2018
A Cultural Revolution (Harrington Gallery): February 3, 2018 – December 29, 2018
Drive-In (Alexander Gallery): February 3, 2018 – December 29, 2018

Pop Culture permeates our society. Every generation adds to the definition of pop culture and embraces the varying influences of the past. Beginning in September 2017 we will take a look at the pop culture phenomenon by focusing on the 1950s through the 2000s. Throughout four galleries we will take different looks at pop culture. In the furniture gallery the focus will be technology and how it changed. This area will cover radios, televisions, boom boxes, Walkman’s, cell phones, video games and more. In the textiles gallery we will recreate six different bedrooms representing the six decades we are covering. In these bedrooms you will find clothes, bedding, posters, music and everything we had in our bedrooms growing up. In the Harrington Changing Gallery we will take a look the events of the last sixty plus years that have shaped society and how that changed pop culture. The gallery will end with a look at current issues and see if there are any more connections to the past. And finally in the Alexander Gallery we will take a look at the most iconic movies of the last sixty years and also look at movies filmed around the Panhandle of Texas.

Harrington Gallery
February 20, 2019 – December 2019
Opening will be the PPHM annual meeting.
The connection between Kansas City and the Texas Panhandle began when Kansas City merchants supplied buffalo hunters at Adobe Walls in 1874. Texas Panhandle cattlemen began shipping cattle directly to Kansas City via railroads by 1888. Cowboys delivering cattle to Kansas City bought new gear and supplies there. By 1900, Amarillo was the largest cattle shipping point in the world and Kansas City had cornered the Western cattle market. Kansas City became the model for Amarillo. The exhibition will include material objects and artifacts, art and decorative art objects, photographs, and architectural renderings in the PPHM collections that cover all aspects of this story.

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