Main Exhibit

Farming & Ranching in North Texas

  • ​This exhibit has sections on the dairy and poultry industries, planting and harvesting tools, saddles and stirrups, and branding.
  • ​Also featured are outstanding photographs by Nick Barnes depicting ranch life.
  • ​The exhibit will run through July.

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.​​

​Coming exhibits​​

  • Main exhibit on area Volunteer Fire Departments (September)
  • The ​Mary Thomas Doll & Toy Collection will be expanding.  Many of the items in previous featured exhibits (including some of the Hall of Fame Toys​) will become part of the permanent collection.



Current featured exhibits

​​​Emil Hermann exhibit

  • ​Emil Hermann was a successful artist who spent much of his life in Wichita Falls.
  • In one room we have 10 of his portraits, and there are three more portraits on display elsewhere in the Museum.
  • ​One of those portraits is of Larry Domino, who was not a person, but a prize-winning Hereford bull owned by J.S. Bridwell.  We are in Texas, after all...

The Mad Medics

  • ​This Dixieland Jazz group formed in 1965 and is still playing today.
  • Some of the members were medical doctors, and that fact inspired the group's name.
  • ​In addition to providing great music here and all over Texas, the Mad Medics' mission has been to raise scholarship funds for medical and music students

Hall of Fame Toys

  • This exhibit was part of our Christmas display, but it has been so popular we have left it up.
  • ​All the toys in the exhibit have been inducted into the Strong National Toy Hall of Fame.

​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.