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.
NATIVE LIFEWAYS OF THE PLAINS
May 26, 2018 (Closing date TBD)
This temporary exhibit is scheduled to open May 26,2018 and be on exhibition until May 2019. The
exhibition draws principally from the museum’s ethnology collection to showcase
the material culture of the indigenous people of the Great Plains. Among the key artifacts featured are Quanah Parker’s headdress and lance, the Kiowa calendar, and a recently conserved breastplate dating circa 1880. Select
pieces from the museum’s art and photographic collections are included to help
contextualize the objects within the scope of traditional lifeways.
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.