The Swisher County Archives and Museum, is hosting the Annual Christmas Museum Silent Auction starting this week. Staff are available to take bids during normal museum hours from 9 am to 4 pm weekdays. If you see something you like above, then come in to bid or call in your bid at 806-995-2819.
Do you know who the last Chief of the Comanche was? Can you find his mother's name? How many brands are listed in the Legacy section of our museum? What year was the Jowell House Constructed? Find the answer to these questions and more during the weekly scavenger hunt events and you could win a prize from our gift shop! It's a great way to learn and have fun.
Visit the facebook page for the Swisher County Archives and Museum and like the page. Click on the Videos link in facebook to learn about our community history and see first-hand accounts from many of citizens from Tulia, Kress, Silverton, Happy, Vigo Park and other areas around the county.
The Swisher County Archives and Museum, all that is needed is your imagination and the camera - and the beautiful scenery of our communitites.
You can call 806-995-2819 during normal business hours if you are interested in takin a picture for the contest with the curator Frank Reeves, or if you need more information to participate.
A Treasure of the Community
The Swisher County Museum maintains collections of ranch and farm artifacts. These are treasures that span over a hundred years, offering insight into the history of our community and the struggles that have shaped our communities. In addition to industry, education, agriculture, medicine and various other interesting exhibits -- the museum offers a unique glimpse into what life was like here very long ago. Preserved perfectly, a five-room house, rebuilt inside the main exhibit hall, is furnished with pieces from the early 1900s. A replica of the J.O. Bass Blacksmith Shop is also located in main exhibit hall and features Bass' tools and equipment. Other displays include military artifacts, needle art, Santa Fe Railroad and Native American artifacts, as well as exhibits featuring Quanah Parker and Col. Ronald Mackenzie. Written, oral and video histories of the county are maintained, as well as an outstanding photographic history of early life in the area. Outside exhibits include the 1917 Jowell House, (including its outhouse) furnished with 1930s artifacts.
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