Canyon: Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum

Step into this impressive historical museum and go back into Texas’ past. You’ll see the cavalry boots, spurs, canteen and cartridge belt of Lt. William Younger, a local Texan who fought alongside future president Harry Truman with the 129th Field Artillery in the Great War.

After the war, Lt. Younger returned home and became superintendent of schools in nearby Tulia. After surviving the war, Younger died, ironically, of a tonsillectomy in 1936. The Tulia High School football field - Younger Field - is named in his honor.

The Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum is one of the largest history museums in Texas, featuring an indoor Pioneer Town. Relive the stories of courage and hardship, victory and defeat over the past 14,000 years of Texas history!

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum

  • Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (summer hours to 6 p.m.)
  • Admission: Adults: $10, Ages 65 and over: $9, Ages 4-12: $5
  • 2503 4th Ave., Canyon, TX
  • 806-651-2244
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