The Museum of the Llano Estacado opened in 1976 in conjunction with the U.S. Bicentennial celebration. The museum is housed in the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Regional Heritage center on the north side of the Wayland Baptist University campus.
About the Museum
The museum is laid out in chronological order telling the regional history of the area of land that lies atop the caprock in Northwest Texas and Eastern New Mexico, known as the Llano Estacado.
Exhibits begin with the formation of the region during the ice age and continue through early irrigation of the 1930s. Popular exhibits include a full-sized tepee, an early town site featuring early culture of the area, a mounted buffalo soldier, a wooden windmill, and home exhibits from the Victorian Era. View the museum's online photo gallery.
The museum's latest exhibits include:
James and Eva Mayer Hale County Hall of Fame, featuring notable personalities from Hale County
Completed exhibits highlight the lives of local heroes
Singer- songwriter, actor, and sausage king Jimmy Dean