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

​​​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.

Do Re ME!: Instruments, Us and History

  • This exhibit features vintage instruments of many types.
  • Among those instruments are an alto saxophone and clarinet from 1925, a 1948 bass trombone, a violin, a reed organ from the late 19th century, and a player piano. 

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.

​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.

Cruisin' Kemp Car Show

  • April 22, 2017
  • Last year's show was a huge success, and this year's show will be bigger and better!
  • ​The show will once again take place at Sikes Senter, but notice the change in date from August (really hot) to April (much nicer!).
  • ​All the details will be coming soon, so stay tuned.

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.​​