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Planned Giving

One of the goals of Hattie Anderson when she started the Panhandle-Plains Historical Society in 1921 (that eventually led to the opening of the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum in 1933), was the collection of stories. Nearly 100 years later, that remains the goal of PPHS. We get the privilege to tell stories, but the stories we get to tell are not just any stories, they are your stories and those of your friends and neighbors. Artifacts, exhibitions, programming, and education are not complete without your story. Your gift allows us to use stories of the past, to create moments in the present, to impact the future.


  • General Endowment
    • Covers general day-to-day operations of the museum
  • Bugbee-Grauer Endowment
    • Covers the salary and supplies of the Curator of Art
  • Hattie Anderson Education Endowment
    • Educational supplies and salaries
    • Education area maintenance
  • Alvin Lynn Archaeology Endowment
    • Covers Curator of Anthropology salary and other department salaries
    • Supplies
  • Dr. Charles K. and Phyllis P. Hendrick Ethnology Fund
    • Covers the care and acquisition of the ethnology collection
  • Dr. Charles K. and Phyllis P. Hendrick Art Acquisition Fund
    • Covers art acquisitions for the collection
    • Covers the restoration of art within the PPHS Collection
  • Petroleum Wing
    • Covers all expenses related to the care of the Don D. Harrington Petroleum Wing
  • Research Center
    • Covers all expenses related to the care of the PPHS Research Center and Archives
  • John and Bea Crews People of the Plains Fund
    • Covers the maintenance and future upgrades of our People of the Plains permanent gallery
  • Naming Opportunities
    • Department Names
    • Position Names
    • Gallery Names
    • Lecture Space and Meeting Room Names


  • Bequest in my/our Will
  • Provision in my/our Revocable Living Trust
  • Establishment of a Charitable Remainder Trust
  • Establishment of a Charitable Gift Annuity
  • Beneficiary Designation in my/our Qualified Retirement Plan or Commercial Annuity
  • Life Insurance Gift

The material presented within this Planned Giving brochure is not offered as legal or tax advice.

To learn more, contact Museum Advancement.
Phone: (806) 651-2252
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