Last updated: 4/22/2015
Wellington, Texas
Street Address
824 East Avenue
Wellington, TX 79095
Mailing Address
PO Box 495
Wellington, TX 79095
Monday - Friday9 AM - 5 PM
or by appointment
free - donations accepted
Free. Donations Accepted.
W. Doris Stallings, Director
phone: 806-447-5327
Rudolph Tate, President

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.


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.


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

Artifact Collections


  • prehistoric
  • early ranching and farming
  • Research Collections


  • cemetery records
  • church histories
  • some family histories
  • Educational Programs

    Quided tours are available for school, family or organizations


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

    Exhibit rooms


    Board of Directors


    Access: General Public

    Appointment required: No


    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



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