All Aboard! Trunks and Grips from the Collection
From carpet-bags to a wardrobe trunk checked at the luxurious Hotel Herring in Amarillo, PPHM has an extensive travel bag collection. Frequently, these pieces of luggage have stories to tell about the places theyve been and the people who carried them. This exhibition examines the development of travel luggage from the earliest examples carried by wagon to the golden age of train travel in the United States.
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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.
Feb 16, 2013 - Jul 6, 2013
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.
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.