Street Address
112-116 S. Cuyler
Pampa, TX 79065
Mailing Address
Box 1556
Pampa, TX 79066
phone: 806-662-9921
fax: 806-669-8041
e-mail: wdlmuseum@graycch.com
web: w.museuminpampa.org
Hours
Winter
Tuesday - Saturday1 PM - 4 PM
Admissions
Free
Staff
Anne Davidson, Director
phone: 806-669-8041
Robbie Stone, Assistant to Director
Deborah Chambers, Tour guide and care of collections.
Jim Davidson, Building maintenance.

Description

We have restored the White Deer Land Co. offices and have added two more buildings.We now feature the Red River War in a new building.

History

Artifacts Collections

Furniture - Gray County area; late 1800s-1920s; on display in about 19 rooms.

Parlor - Extensive (organ, courting bench, clavier, rocking chairs, phonograph, record cabinet, writing desk)

Chapel - About six pieces form Pampa churches. Early 1900s.

Dining room - Table, chairs, buffet, high chair, child's recliner. 1900-25.

Bedroom - Iron bedstead, marble-topped dresser, armoire. Early 1900s.

Kitchen - Bend Mallable stove, two cabinets, washing machine, churns. Mid 1900s.

Doctor's office - Medical equipment, desks, exam tables, wheel chairs. 1920s-30s.

Barber shop - Two barber chairs, lavatory, shoe shine stand, beauty shop equipment. 1920s.

School room - Teacher and student desks.

Post office - Tables, cancellation desk, mail hutches, cancellation machine. 1920s-30s.

Sewing room - Treadle machines, sewing rocker, spinning wheel, hand-made ironing board. Early 1900s through 1930s.

M. K. Brown's apartment - 1924-36. Living room, kitchen, and bath furnished. Bedroom used for showcase display.

Clothing: Early 1900s - fair size collection. Condition is from fair to poor. 1920s - good size collection. Condition is good. 1930s - good size collection. Condition is good. 1940s - good size collection. Condition is good. 1950-60s clothes in storage. All are mostly women and children's clothes. Includes many hats and shoes. Most 1900s-20s clothes on display, due to inadequate storage now.

Tack - Extensive. Saddles, ranch-working equipment. 1920s-30s.

Grocery store - Completely stocked. Early 1900s.

Arrowhead collection - Very extensive. Collection by R. J. Sailor, Sr. Some 65 frames and 2 full showcases, remainder in storage.

  • 18th, 19th, 20th Century. Textiles, furnishings,period clothes, large arrowhead collection.

Research Collections

Research materials deals primarily with Gray county and Pampa history. Archival photographs - mostly Gray County people and places. All are available for research.

  • 12 filing cabinets containing area research for the public.

Educational Programs

Guided tours for school kids and history students; docent program being planned now; programs not available for loan/tour.

    Library

    Access: General Public

    Appointment required: Yes

    Publications

    Twice yearly newsletter; seven educational pamphlets on the history of the White Deer Land Co. and Pampa's WPA Post Office.

      ADA

      Wheelchair Accessible