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PPHM has a great list of events planned for our visitors. We invite you to save the date for each event and make PPHM part of your plans. Please visit our website at panhandleplains.org for a complete listing of events. For event inquires and reservations please call 806-651-2242 or email biffle@pphm.wtamu.edu. 

GARRY L. NALL LECTURE WITH S.C. GWYNNE

Jack B. Kelly Student Center - Legacy Hall

April 13th, 2017

Event starts at 7:00 P.M.and ends at 9:00 P.M.


Author S. C. Gwynne’s Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History spent four months on the New York Times Top 10 Bestseller List and was later a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. In this lecture, Gwynne will speak about this seminal work and some of his more recently published pieces.Admission is free.

CHANGES IN THE PAGES: THE GREAT WAR IN LITERATURE

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum

April 27th, 2017

Event starts at 6:00 P.M. and ends at 8:00 P.M.

In conjunction with our WWI exhibitions the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum is hosting a discussion of the impact WWI had on literature. Join us as we explore not only the narrative of the war but the narratives it may have inspired. This program is free.

The Great War had an impact at home, not only during wartime, but for years to come in the pages of some of our greatest literary texts. Join PPHM on April 27 th for the lesser told story of how literature —from fiction to poetry and song writing—was impacted by the Great War. Hear from Dr. Bonnie Roos, Director of English Undergraduate Studies at West Texas A&M University, Dr. Ken Baake, Associate Professor of English, Dr. Jen Shelton, Associate Professor of English and Brian McFadden, Associate Professor of English from Texas Tech University as they explore works of J.R.R. Tolkien, author of Lord of the Rings, and many more.


MOTHER'S DAY MAKE MOM SOMETHING SPECIAL

Panandle-Plains Historical Museum

May 13th, 2017

Event starts at 10:00 A.M. and ends at 2:00 P.M.


Make something for that special woman in your life at our Mother’s Day art program! We will have supplies to make paper flowers and special cards at this come and go program. This event is free with regular admission.

FOSA ANNUAL MEETING FEATURING ROBB KENDRICK

Atrium Planza - 7th & Tyler, Amarillo, TX

May 18th, 2017

Event starts at 6:30 P.M. and ends at 9:00 P.M.


Friends of Southwestern Art Annual Membership meeting is changing. It will now be an evening with heavy hors ‘devours and a speaker you do not want to miss.

Noted Texas/Western photographer Robb Kendrick will be our speaker for the 22nd Friends of Southwestern Art annual event. Mr. Kendrick grew up in Hereford and now makes his home in Dripping Springs. Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum gave him one of his first exhibitions of his cowboy photographs made in tintype and recently acquired his portfolio Still.

Evening at a Glance:
May 18th
Atrium Plaza (Former American National Bank Building 7th and Tyler by OHMS)
5:30-7pm Cocktail Hour
7:00pm Robb Kendrick


NIGHT AT PPHM

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum

June 9th, 2017

Event starts at 8:00 P.M. and ends at 11:00 P.M.


See the museum in a new way, AT NIGHT, at the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum after hours event, Night at PPHM. For one night only on Friday, June 9th from 8:00pm-11:00 pm, tour the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum in the dark to see what comes to life at Night at PPHM.

Role players and storytellers will come to life in all areas of PPHM to show visitors what life was like on the Panhandle Plains during several decades in history. The event is not designed to be scary, unless you are afraid of the dark; it’s an opportunity for patrons to explore the museum in the dark and talk to characters within the exhibits.

Bring your family and flashlights to enjoy PPHM after dark. Cost is $10 for adults and PPHM members, $5 for kids 4-12 and free for kids under 4. Tickets will be sold at the door. A tip for guests is to bring cash as it makes the line go quicker.


LETTERS FROM HOME

Panahdle-Plains Historical Museum

June 10th, 2017

Event starts at 10:00 A.M. and ends at 12:00 P.M.


Letter writing was the main form of communication for soldiers during World War I and it continues to be a significant part of soldier’s lives. Come and learn about the importance of letter writing and write your own letter to a friend, family member, or a solider. Program is free.
 

 

PPHM Exhibits

WHEN GEORGIA WAS HERE

Alcove Gallery

August 27, 2016- February 24, 2018

This “rolling exhibition” will display near PPHM’s own Georgia O’Keeffe painting, Red Landscape, works of art produced contemporaneous with O’Keeffe’s time at WTSNC (now West Texas A&M University) from fall 1916 to February 1918 when she took a leave of absence due to illness, and eventually resigned.  The exhibition will be drawn from the PPHM’s own stellar art collection and from public and private collections nationwide.  “When Georgia Was Here” will present a new perspective on American art produced between 1916 and 1918.

 

ART THAT WORKS

Furniture Gallery

October 15, 2016 – October 21, 2017

Functional art refers to aesthetic objects that serve utilitarian purposes.  Featuring everything from furniture and lighting to dishes, silver and more, the unifying theme of Art with Purpose will be the functionality of the pieces as well as their beauty.  Pieces exhibited will include some that have long been in our collection as well as several pieces that have only recently been added. 

 

DOUGHBOYS AND HOME FOLKS

Textile Gallery

January 7, 2017 – September 2, 2017

In June 1918, American industry got into full production for the business of war. C ivilians organized war-bond rallies, planted gardens, changed their eating habits, saved peach pits for gas maskes, and more.  Developed in collaboration with the WT History Department, this exhibition will explore war efforts on the front lines and the home front.                                                                                                                     

THE GREAT WAR

Harrington Changing Gallery

January 28, 2017- September 16, 2017

Using artifacts (militaria, uniforms, souvenirs, weapons, photographs, archives, and etc.) from PPHM’s collections, the exhibition will examine the before, during, and after lives of various soldiers, Marines, sailors, and nurses (there was no Air Force) from the Panhandle-Plains region who served in “The Great War” (also called “The World War” since nobody expected another one).   This could include synergy with WT’s history, English, communication, and art departments.                                                              

 

A PICTURE FROM HOME: SNAPSHOTS FROM THE GREAT WAR ON THE PLAINS

Alexander Gallery

January 28, 2017-September 16, 2017

World War I: The Great War in Images will be on exhibit in the Alexander Gallery from January 28, 2017- September 16, 2017. The entry of the United States into the European conflict in 1917 coincided with the rise of photography as a medium available to the public at large.  The introduction of simple and affordable box cameras at the turn of the twentieth century placed photography within the reach of amateurs of all walks of life.  This exhibition, World War I: The Great War in Images will select images from the museum’s collections that resulted from the photography boom.  These images document the wartime activities of Panhandle residents from a variety of perspectives, both public and private, at home and abroad. 

 

CATTLE, COWBOYS & CULTURE: KANSAS CITY TO AMARILLO, MAKING AN URBAN WEST

Harrington Gallery

September, 22, 2018 – August 24, 2019

Opening will be the 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.