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Cliff Vanderpool

Guy C. Vanderpool

Director of the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum


Guy C. Vanderpool is the Director of the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, the largest history museum in the state of Texas. Prior to becoming the director of PPHM in April 2004, he was executive director of the Texarkana Museums System from 1994 to 2004, and curator at the Dallas Historical Society from 1992 to 1994. He is past-president of the Arkansas Museums Association and is currently president of the Texas Association of Museums.

His community involvement includes serving as chair of the Amarillo Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, serving on the executive board of the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce, and volunteering for several local non-profits.

He is from Crofton, Maryland, and graduated from Arundel High School. He attended college in Nashville, Tennessee, and graduate school at Middle Tennessee State University with an M.A. history and the University of Alabama. He has taught history classes at the University of Alabama, Southern Methodist University, Texarkana College, West Texas A&M University, and Amarillo College.