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OVER 2,000 YEARS OF HISTORY


The museum is proud to display the regions rich heritage ranging from dinosaurs to cowboys to drug stores.  Here is a sample of you can expect to find.


DUTCHER RANCH MAMMOTH


Discovered near Wolf Creek in Ochiltree County in the 1960’s, the mammoth remains were excavated in 1988.


NATIVE AMERICANS


.A Kiowa Calendar documenting events from the late 1800’s as well as beaded art work and tools


THE MOVE


Perryton was formed in 1919 when the towns of Ochiltree, Texas and Gray, Oklahoma both moved to the Atchinson Santa Fe Railroad.  Steam tractors and teams of mules and horses moved homes and businesses to the new town.


THE DUST BOWL


Reproduction of a southern plains home during the dust bowl era of the 1930’s.


HALF DUGOUT


Many of the first settlers on the Southern Plains built half dugout shelters as their first homes because of the scarcity of lumber.