Some folks refer to the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum in Canyon, Texas as “the Smithsonian…with a Texas accent”. (When you visit their website, click on the vignettes on the opening splash photo for a special video introduction.)
Top-notch exhibits and an award-winning educational program will get your students excited about prehistoric geology, Texas tribes, the Red River Wars, oil and wind power, “the Cowboy Way”, and much more. Many exhibits are hands-on. Check out their current listing of exhibits and special programs. And be sure to look for their built-in lesson plans so you can “know before you go”!