HISTORY OF THE
ARMSTRONG COUNTY MUSEUM
From cowboys and Indians to cattle barons and railroads, a visit to the Armstrong County Museum brings the history of the Texas Panhandle to life.
The museum tells the story of the development of Armstrong County through its impressive collection of artifacts and information about native people, explorers and early pioneers.
The beautifully renovated 1915 Gem Theater brings back the sights and sounds of yesteryears as does a visit to Lake Center School, the restored one-room schoolhouse where many Panhandle students received their education.
The Hall of Honor recognizes local veterans through photos and memorabilia and an art gallery with rotating art exhibits showcases the work of local and regional artists.
And no trip to the museum would be complete without a stop at the Charles Goodnight Historical Center, built to preserve the legacy of the Panhandle’s ranching legend. The Center is located 12 miles southeast of Claude in nearby Goodnight, TX at the former home of the Goodnight family.
With all there is to see and experience, we think you’ll agree that the ACM’s stated mission to capture the rich heritage of Armstrong County and celebrate it through cultural and educational experiences is being fulfilled at this multifaceted complex.
Plan your visit to the past today!