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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum

The largest history museum in Texas

82.91

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

Board Leadership
Joel Hogue
President

CEO
Heather Friemel
Interim Executive Director

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.91
  Financial 90.00
  Accountability & Transparency 78.00
This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

90.00

Accountability & Transparency

78.00

This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
86.8%
  Administrative Expenses 8.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.78
  Program Expenses Growth -8.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.8%
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
Strawbery Banke Museum (NH) 86.79
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (MD) 99.44
California State Railroad Museum Foundation (CA) 92.74
The Valentine Richmond History Center (VA) 85.91

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $958,381
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $104,028
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $266,537
Total Contributions $1,328,946
   Program Service Revenue $206,417
Total Primary Revenue $1,535,363
   Other Revenue $890,423
TOTAL REVENUE $2,425,786
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,435,333
   Administrative Expenses $138,957
   Fundraising Expenses $103,945
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,678,235
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $747,551
   
Net Assets $12,399,052

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
2019-08 05/01/2021 82.91
2018-08 11/01/2019 82.91
2017-08 08/01/2018 82.91
2016-08 12/01/2017 87.14
2015-08 10/01/2016 87.27
2014-08 06/01/2016 89.24
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 10/01/2015 89.35
2013-08 10/01/2014 87.04
2012-08 08/01/2013 87.69
2011-08 06/01/2012 87.34
2010-08 09/20/2011 77.40
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 11/24/2010 91.51
2008-08 08/01/2009 87.31
2007-08 02/01/2009 96.17
2005-08 07/01/2006 85.23
2004-08 07/01/2005 87.90
2003-08 08/01/2004 70.00
2002-08 10/01/2003 78.40
2001-08 02/05/2003 84.53

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
Adirondack Historical Association (NY) 87.81
Museum of South Texas History (TX) 91.13
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (MD) 99.44
South Street Seaport Museum (NY) 88.84

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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

Joel Hogue
President

CEO

Heather Friemel
Interim Executive Director

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