A Day at the Museum

As you look for things to do as the weather starts to cool, don’t forget about the Museum of the Plains on the north end of town.

From local archaeological finds to a look at what life was like for 19th-century area settlers, the museum has expansive exhibits on Perryton and the surrounding area’s history. Some of its most popular exhibits include natural history, antique bottles, and early elegance. The museum’s newest additions include an exhibit featuring Ellzey Boys Camp, which ran from 1920 to 1935.

The museum’s Great Hall features the Machines of Time exhibit, which includes antique cars, planes, tractors, and more. Its latest addition is a new 1925 Winona Mountain Wagon. Also called an ironclad wagon, its wheels are rimmed with iron.

After viewing the Machines of Time, be sure to walk through the museum’s furnished antique buildings, like the Gray Community Church (circa 1916) shown here.

In addition to the Museum of the Plains’ permanent exhibits, it also has a limited-time photography exhibit, which will be up until the end of September. It features the work of Perryton resident Madeline Webb, who currently lives at The Seasons. Her beautiful photos capture a range of subjects, including nature and people.

For more information on the museum and its exhibits, visit www.museumoftheplains.com. And don’t forget to mark your calendars. The second-annual Courson Archaeological Research Family Field Day at the museum is October 23. We’ll provide additional information as the event gets closer.

Address: 1200 N. Main
Phone: (806) 435-6400
Hours: Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Satuday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s

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