Main Exhibit

Leaving a Mark on History: Black History Month

  • ​This exhibit will be based on the nine Texas Historical Markers in Wichita Falls related to African-American history.
  • ​The subjects are: Riverside Cemetery, Charlye Farris, Felix Lindsey, Zenobia Trimble, C.B. Fuller, Booker T. Washington High School, Davenport's Grocery, and the end of segregation at Midwestern University.

New Permanent Exhibit

Mary Thomas Doll & Toy Collection

  • ​Mary Thomas was a longtime Board member and the creator and director of our Bit of History lecture series. 
  • ​Mary wanted us to have a permanent doll and toy exhibit, and to that end she bequeathed to the Museum her extensive doll collection and other generous gifts.
  • ​We are pleased to announce that Mary's legacy is now reflected in the newly opened Mary Thomas Doll & Toy Collection.​​


Cruisin' Kemp Car Show

  • April 22, 2017
  • 9:00 - 2:00
  • ​Sikes Senter Mall, East parking lot
  • ​Entry fee is $20 per vehicle.
  • ​There are 21 categories (see list below).
  • Registration starts at 9:00.
  • The first 50 entries get a free dashboard plaque.
  • ​All entries get a free T-shirt.
  • Judging ends at 12:00.
  • ​Awards around 1:15
  • ​Cruise on Kemp follows after awards.
  • ​Spectators get in for free.

​Check this page for current and upcoming exhibits and events.

Also, check the Facebook page for the Museum and the Facebook page for the Jenny to Jet Exhibit.

Tribute to Merle Haggard

  • April 6, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
  • ​Our "house band" Post Oak will present a concert of music from a true music legend, Merle Haggard, on his birthday.
  • ​Cost is $35 per person, $30 for Museum members, and $240 for a table of 8.
  • More info in the weeks to come...


Current featured exhibits

​​​Texas History: Come and Live It!

  • ​The name of our Texas History Month exhibit this year is a play on words from one of the most famous flags in Texas History, the "Come and Take It" flag flown at Gonzales, the site of the first battle in the Texas Revolution.
  • The exhibit features three major events in the Texas Revolution: the Battle of Gonzales, the Goliad Massacre, and the Runaway Scrape.
  • We also have copies of three maps depicting Texas in 1836, 1845, and 1850.
  • And once again we have items from the Texas Centennial.

Doll exhibit

  • We also have a special doll exhibit which features some of Mary Thomas's dolls along with dolls from other North Texas residents.
  • ​The exhibit also includes three doll houses built by staff member Don Thomas.  Don took basic kits and then added many custom details.

WW II Exhibit by Josh Jordan

  • Local collector Josh Jordan has once again shared some of his vast WW II collection.
  • This exhibit is part of our celebration for the annual Iwo Jima Survivors Reunion, scheduled for Feb. 16-19.

Vietnam War: The American Experience

  • ​​This exhibit is so full of artifacts it is not possible to list them here.  Please check the "Pictures" page for proof.  Also, there are even more pictures on our Facebook page.
  • ​The exhibit also has a great deal of information on the history of the war.
  • One of our former Board members, Ralph Cuevas, conceived and curated this exhibit.
  • The exhibit is designed to both educate people and honor all those who served in the Vietnam War.

Were They Simpler Times? A Hundred Years of Chores

  • ​​Exhibit features housekeeping items from "the good old days."  There are 44 items in the exhibit plus pictures of some vintage advertisements. The list of everything in the exhibit is on the Pictures page.  Check it out and then come decide for yourself if those were simpler times.