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Fort Concho, established in 1867 on the banks of the Concho River, served as regimental headquarters for some of the most recognized frontier units in Texas history, including the 10th Cavalry, better known as the Buffalo Soldiers. Reenactments, performed by volunteers, include uniforms and procedures accurate to the period. The Fort also sponsors a lively calendar of festivals and celebrations.
630 South Oakes Street
San Angelo, Texas 76903
The Museum is a regional history museum housed in a 1927 12,000 square foot historic hotel & hardware store building. Featured exhibits include Adobe Walls, boomtown, petroleum history, and natural history. External exhibits include a 95' Cable Tool Drilling Rig, and Petroleum Exhibit Hall with 1920 - 1950 era tools and equipment. The Gift Shop offers regional history books and Texas souvenirs.
618 North Main
Borger, Texas 79007
The Buddy Holly Center is located in the renovated historic Ft. Worth & Denver Depot. The center provides a facility that features a wide variety of programs encompassing music, music history, the visual arts and educational outreach initiatives. The Buddy Holly Center currently houses a Fine Arts Gallery, the Buddy Holly Gallery and the Texas Musicians Hall of Fame.
1801 Crickets Avenue
Lubbock, Texas 79401
Learn about the County's rich history from pre-historic days to the days of gunslingers to the days of railways and boom towns! The Comanche County Historical Museum chronicles this history from frontier times to the mid-1900s. Exhibits include a blacksmith shop, filling station, doctor's office and the Comanche saloon shows where gunslinger John Wesley Hardin killed a deputy in 1874.
402 Moorman Road
Comanche, Texas 76442
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.
117 North High Street
Brady, Texas 76825
Once a busy depot on the Ft. Worth to Brownwood was built around 1890. It saw continual use until 1950 where it fell into disrepair. Once given to the city it was used as a storage facility. Recently it has been restored and is in beautiful condition. Come by and envision what it was like to stand on the platform like our ancestors did over 100 years ago.
304 South Austin
Comanche, Texas 76442
Experience the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum's spectacular facility, designed to showcase the stars of the American Quarter Horse world - those people and horses who have earned their place as a legend. From the Great Hall with its Foundation Bloodlines, Champions Gallery, to the multiple interactive exhibits, there is something for all ages to enjoy.
2601 E I-40
Amarillo, Texas 79104
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.
108 E. 5th Street
Dalhart, Texas 79022
The largest Ben Hogan Museum in the world tells the story of his childhood at the Hogan Blacksmith Shop, his amazing career including the comeback following a near-fatal collision with a Greyhound bus, and development of some of the finest golf clubs ever made. Unique items donated by the Hogan Foundation and Hogan family which are not seen anywhere else.
121 E. Blackjack Dr.
Dublin, Texas 76446
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.
212 North Broadway Street
Brownwood, Texas 76803