News and Events - December 2022



December 2022



News and Events from

The Museum of North Texas History



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Dear Museum Members, 


Have you been to the Museum to see the trains? We have enjoyed the wide eyes and bright smiles of everyone who has entered the Ralph Harvey Exhibit Hall to see the Heart of Downtown Model Train exhibit. Thanks to our hospitality committee, we are also beautifully decorated for Christmas. If you haven’t, come by 720 Indiana and see us all decked out for the holidays!

We are moving forward with the search for a new director. The Selection Committee has been reviewing resumes and we hope to have a new Director in early 2023. Our former director, Madeleine Calcote-Garcia, will be a hard act to follow.

As we approach the end of 2022, we want to express our appreciation for the support you, our members, have given to the Museum. Museum membership extends from January to December. As the New Year arrives, watch for our annual “hard-copy” newsletter in January that includes membership renewal information. Make a New Year’s Resolution to renew your membership in January


Becky Trammel, Membership Chair



Heart of Downtown Railroad

Arrrives at MoNTH





Upcoming Holiday Hours





History Gifts for the Reader!

From the Museum of North Texas History

In 1932, Wichita Falls sponsored a reunion of old-timers that drew some 50,000 visitors. The parades and other events drew visitors from far and wide. A WPA project gathered information from the local pioneers and those who returned for the festivities. These are the words of those pioneers

A look at the Golden Age of Honky-tonks in Wichita Falls, Texas in the 1950s through 1970s and seven of the musicians who helped make it that way.

A pictorial summary of the Texas State Historical Commission markers in Wichita County, Texas, from 1936 to 2020. Each marker's address and GPS locations are noted. Includes additional current and historic photographs, both color and black and white.

These are the stories of women from Wichita County, Texas, from pioneer women to women who are currently active in their communities. Many of the women and their stories are unknown."

A local history of the KMA area of Wichita County, Texas. Stories, memories, factual accounts of the pioneer residents and of the oilfield that defined this section of Wichita County.

Call Field Aviation Base was built in Wichita Falls, Texas in response to the U.S. entry into World War I. Pilots trained on both the Curtiss-Jenny and Standard biplanes. Here are stories of some who served at Call Field.


The life and art of local artist, Emil Hermann.  Written by JoAnn Jenne Crites.

Compiled in 2010, A Taste of North Texas was the brainchild of the late Bobby Braun.  She brought together a group of Museum of North Texas History volunteers to produce a cook book as a fund-raiser for the Museum.  The cookbook provides tasty recipes for everything from appetizers to desserts.



North Texas Tales - Pod Cast






The Wichita County Historical Commission and the Museum of North Texas History are sharing stories of North Texas in a new way, a podcast. There are currently five episodes available. The topics are and will be, as varied as the people, places, and events of North Texas. As we post more episodes, we’ll let you know.


Do you have a topic you would like to hear about? Let us know!!


Click on the link below and give a listen.


North Texas Tales 



Christmas at MoNTH





The Museum of North Texas History is all dress-up for Christmas thanks to our industrious Hospitality Committee. Here are three of the trees decorated by Pam Ayers, Nan Presson, Beryl and Jo Ann Graham, and Medrith Colins.




Important Days in December













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Jenny to Jet


Wichita Falls Municipal Airport


4000 Armstrong Drive Wichita Falls, Texas 76305



Museum of North Texas History

Officers of the Board of Directors


President: Tim Swagerty

Vice President: Lindsay Barker

Secretary: Bryce Blair

Treasurer:  Paul Fleming


Executive Director: OPEN

Curator: Leanne Ray

Newsletter Editor: Becky Trammell, Ph.D.



Museum Hours

Thursday - Saturday

10:00am - 4:00pm

Wichita County Archives

Located in the Museum

Hours: 10:00am - 4:00pm (By appointment)

Tuesday - Thursday

Bryce Blair, Archivist




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