Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

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.
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

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO

Mission

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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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum (TX) 82.91 three stars
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Museum of South Texas History (TX) 90.84 four stars
Longyear Museum (MA) 88.87 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