Street Address
824 East Avenue
Wellington, TX 79095
Mailing Address
PO Box 495
Wellington, TX 79095
Hours
Monday - Friday9 AM - 5 PM
or by appointment
Admissions
free - donations accepted
Free. Donations Accepted.
Staff
W. Doris Stallings, Director
phone: 806-447-5327
Rudolph Tate, President

Description

The museum is located at 824 East Avenue on the square in Wellington. Exhibits tell the story of the county beginning when Indians wandered through the area, through the invsasion by land barons as they built large ranches, the occupation of much of that land by homesteaders when barb wire and windmills made it possible for family farms to become established. Today's history is being made by well-educated farmers and ranchers with the latest techniques and equipment in peanut and cotton farming, livestock, and game hunt leasing. Exhibits in the Art Center are usually by local or Panhandle artists, prepared by the Collingworth Art League.

Mission

The Collingsworth County Museum seeks to preserve the heritage and arts of this unique area of the eastern Texas Panhandle for future generations. Through the presentation of history and local culture, the Museum seeks to instill pride in the past, reaffirm the quality of life in the present, and promote growth in the future.

History

The Museum was chartered in 1971 with Clyde Drake as president and Mrs. Nora Drake as the first administrator and curator. In 1972 Hershel and Mildred Tyler gave a building on 15th street as the first home of the Museum. In 1991, the museum relocated to the square in Wellington in three former store buildings. the Art Center is located in the old Pruden Drug Store building. Teh Sullivan Hardware and Furniture buildings house the main exhibits

Artifacts Collections

includes:

  • prehistoric
  • early ranching and farming

Research Collections

Includes:

  • cemetery records
  • church histories
  • some family histories

Educational Programs

Quided tours are available for school, family or organizations

    Facilities

    Art Center with art from our collection, or art exhibits from local and Panhandle artists.

    Exhibit rooms

    Governance

    Board of Directors

    Library

    Access: General Public

    Appointment required: No

    Publications

    Collingsworth Churches, published in 1993 is available in the museum. $ 15.00. Reprints are available of Raw Material, a collection of stories written by early steelers. $15, an informal annual rejport is produced for local use only

    • Collingsworth Church Histories
    • Collingsworth County History II

    ADA

    Wheelchair Accessible

    Parking

    Restrooms