Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum

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Located in Canyon, Texas, the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum is a large, general interest museum that collects, preserves, interprets and exhibits a variety of objects that represent the historical, cultural, scientific and artistic heritage of the Panhandle-Plains region of Texas and nearby areas of the Southwest United States. The Museum cares for a large and diverse collection of over 175 quilts which vary in quality and historical or visual significance. Most pieces have some degree of relevance to the scope and mission of the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum. Others have little direct relevance to the Museum but may be significant in terms of American quilts and quiltmaking. Quilts are often included in long-term and temporary exhibits throughout the Museum. A 1999 exhibit entitled “Quilt Treasures From the Collection” featured thirteen quilts with particular historical or artistic significance. The majority of quilts were made between 1900 and 1950, although a significant number date from 1860-1900. Many pieces were made or might have been made in the state of Texas. The Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum continues to collect relevant and significant quilts. Please contact Susan G. Denney, Assistant Curator of History, for additional information.


source: Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, http://www.panhandleplains.org/collections/perm-textiles.html

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