Wellington, Texas
Street Address
824 East Avenue
Wellington, TX 79095
Mailing Address
824 East Avenue
Wellington, TX 79095
phone: 806-447-5427
fax: 806-447-5418
e-mail: hstallings@adobewallsinternet.com
web: www.collingsworthcountymuseum.org
Hours
Monday- Friday 1:00 p.m-5:00 p.m. or by Appointment
Admissions
none--donations accepted
Museum Type(s)
Art
Staff
Doris Stallings, Vice President/Director
phone: 806-447-5462
Willie Faye Patrick, President
phone: 806-447-2297
Harold Caldwell, Tours
phone: 806-447-5407
Fred Squyres, Early History, exploratory trails of the Panhandle
phone: 806-447-5561
Description

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. Clyde Drake was the first president and Mrs. Nora Drake was the first administrator and curator. In 1972 Hershel and Mildred Tyler gave a building on 15th Street in Wellington as the first home of the Museum. Today that site is devoted to agriculture exhibits and is open only by appointment. The main exhibits are located in three store-front buildings on the square in Wellington. The Sullivan Hardware and Furniture buildings were donated by the Sullivan Family and now house the main exhibits. The Pruden Drug Store building was a gift of Wellington State Bank and is now the art center. Exhibits in the art center are usually by local or Panhandle artists and are prepared by the Collingsworth County Art League.

Educational Programs

Tours for schools and other organizations are available.

Publications

No regular publications at this time. The history of Collingsworth County churces was published and is available for purchase.

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Tuesday, September 6 - Friday, September 9, 2022 — Portland, Oregon
WMA 2022 Annual Meeting in partnership with the Oregon Museums Association
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