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Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum

The largest history museum in Texas

three stars

87.14

2503 Fourth Avenue Canyon, TX 79015
tel: (806) 651-2245   Web Site
EIN: 75-6019872

Board Leadership
Mike Connor
President

CEO
Carol Lovelady
Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.14 three stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 82.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

82.00

This rating was published 12/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
89.4%
  Administrative Expenses 5.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.84
  Program Expenses Growth 12.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.4%
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) 87.14 three stars
The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago (IL) 86.70 three stars
Adirondack Historical Association (NY) 85.51 three stars
Museum of South Texas History (TX) 87.91 three stars
Concord Museum (MA) 85.40 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $512,903
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $42,744
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $376,074
Total Contributions $931,721
   Program Service Revenue $196,697
Total Primary Revenue $1,128,418
   Other Revenue $534,053
TOTAL REVENUE $1,662,471
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,518,334
   Administrative Expenses $142,104
   Fundraising Expenses $103,675
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,764,113
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,101,642
   
Net Assets $11,130,492

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
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
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  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013

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

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$101,009 3.65% Guy C. Vanderpool Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum (TX) 87.14 three stars
Longyear Museum (MA) 87.10 three stars
Concord Museum (MA) 85.40 three stars
Historic New England (MA) 92.21 four stars
Strawbery Banke Museum (NH) 93.92 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum
2503 Fourth Avenue
Canyon, TX 79015
tel: (806) 651-2245
EIN: 75-6019872

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Board Leadership

Mike Connor
President

CEO

Carol Lovelady
Director

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