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Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum

The largest history museum in Texas

three stars

82.91

2503 Fourth Avenue Canyon, TX 79015
tel: (806) 651-2244   Web Site
EIN: 75-6019872

Board Leadership
Will Miller
President

CEO
Carol Lovelady
Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.91 three stars
  Financial 90.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 78.00 two stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1921, the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum is the largest history museum in Texas. The Museum works to collect, preserve, conserve, exhibit and interpret the historical, ethnological, cultural, and scientific heritage of the Panhandle-Plains region of Texas and related areas of the Southwest; to operate and maintain the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Texas A&M University Board of Regents; to enlist interest and support in achieving the mission; and to undertake other related activities. Approximately 100,000 guests visit the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum each year. On the campus of what is now West Texas A&M University, the Museum has more than three million artifacts, ranging from the Comanche Chief Quanah Parker's eagle feather headdress to collections of historic New Mexico and Texas art.

Founded in 1921, the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum is the largest history museum in Texas. The Museum works to collect, preserve, conserve, exhibit and interpret the historical, ethnological, cultural, and scientific heritage of the Panhandle-Plains region of Texas and related areas of the Southwest; to operate and maintain the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Texas A&M University Board of Regents; to enlist interest and support in achieving the mission; and to undertake other related activities. Approximately 100,000 guests visit the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum each year. On the campus of what is now West Texas A&M University, the Museum has more than three million artifacts, ranging from the Comanche Chief Quanah Parker's eagle feather headdress to collections of historic New Mexico and Texas art.

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Financial

four stars

90.00

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

78.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
89.0%
  Administrative Expenses 6.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.63
  Program Expenses Growth -12.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum (TX) 82.91 three stars
Museum of the City of New York (NY) 91.29 four stars
Strawbery Banke Museum (NH) 86.79 three stars
Maine Maritime Museum (ME) 95.05 four stars
George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association (VA) 91.75 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $653,756
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $95,908
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $266,537
Total Contributions $1,016,201
   Program Service Revenue $215,198
Total Primary Revenue $1,231,399
   Other Revenue $509,646
TOTAL REVENUE $1,741,045
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,436,104
   Administrative Expenses $139,660
   Fundraising Expenses $104,253
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,680,017
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $61,028
   
Net Assets $11,684,647

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-08 11/01/2019 82.91 three stars
2017-08 08/01/2018 82.91 three stars
2016-08 12/01/2017 87.14 three stars
2015-08 10/01/2016 87.27 three stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 89.24 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 10/01/2015 89.35 three stars
2013-08 10/01/2014 87.04 three stars
2012-08 08/01/2013 87.69 three stars
2011-08 06/01/2012 87.34 three stars
2010-08 09/20/2011 77.40 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 11/24/2010 91.51 four stars
2008-08 08/01/2009 87.31 three stars
2007-08 02/01/2009 96.17 four stars
2005-08 07/01/2006 85.23 three stars
2004-08 07/01/2005 87.90 three stars
2003-08 08/01/2004 70.00 two stars
2002-08 10/01/2003 78.40 two stars
2001-08 02/05/2003 84.53 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 75-6019872
Name in IRS Master File PANHANDLE-PLAINS HISTORICAL SOCIETY
NTEE Code A54
NTEE Classification History Museums
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (62) Historical site, records or reenactment
(61) Library
(60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date April, 1951
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum (TX) 82.91 three stars
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (MD) 97.26 four stars
National World War II Museum (LA) 90.44 four stars
Strawbery Banke Museum (NH) 86.79 three stars
Santa Barbara Historical Museum (CA) 87.46 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum
2503 Fourth Avenue
Canyon, TX 79015
tel: (806) 651-2244
EIN: 75-6019872

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Board Leadership

Will Miller
President

CEO

Carol Lovelady
Director

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