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The Brown County Museum (formerly the Brown County Jail) resembles a European castle. Come visit the Firearms Museum of Texas, the CSI room where you can try to solve a real historical crime, or experience the original jail cells. Learn about the history of Brown county, while viewing artifacts from Camp Bowie, World War II, and a POW camp. Be scared at the annual Haunted Jail in October.
Over 100 artists are represented in the museum with stage costumes, musical instruments, autographs, posters and other memorabilia highlighting Country Music's colorful past. Of special interest to various collectors are pieces designed by some of the greatest tailors in the business including Nudie, Harvey Krantz, Nathan Turk among others. Housing memorabilia from many eras of great music.
Considered "one of the best small town museums in Texas", the Heart of Texas Historical Museum is located in the old McCulloch County Jail, just west of the courthouse square. The structure is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark. The museum is home to the restored Curtis Field air control tower that was used for pilot training during the Second World War.
The XIT Museum is located across from the Dallam County Courthouse in Dalhart Texas. The museum has several displays depicting early pioneer life in Dalhart. Exhibit topics range from wildlife and dairy farming to the famous XIT Ranch. The museum houses an extensive photographic, negative and document collection on the Dallam and Hartley county area.
Lubbock’s native son Buddy Holly died in a tragic 1959 plane crash at only 22 years-old, but his musical legacy will not fade away. Though his recording career lasted just two short years, Holly changed the sound of popular music forever...
Welcome to West Texas!
We are the regions that are the iconic image of Texas known throughout the world. Whether it’s the panhandle with the rolling hills of wheat, the south plains with endless fields of cotton, the Permian basin with oil wells and towering windmills, the Concho Valley with blue rivers and green hill county, or the red soil of the Red River Valley; the over 2 million people that call this area home are the heart of our land.
We are people who enjoy our independence, the open space, and beautiful sunsets. We are a proud group who work hard and live with energy. We know our neighbors and treat our visitors like family.
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