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.
CATTLE, COWBOYS & CULTURE: KANSAS CITY TO AMARILLO, MAKING AN URBAN WEST
February 23, 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.
From Page to Storage to Stage
March 29, 2019- September 2019
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.