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AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) – The Panhandle Plains Historical Museum is joining the “Museums for All” program to reduce admission rates for low-income families so they can learn more about our local history.

Being the largest history museum in the state, spanning over 285,000 square feet and housing over two million artifacts, museum staff were keen to support children’s development with what they offer.

“There has been a lot of research into how kids who are exhibited in museums and who come to learn in museums are more active in their communities,” said Stephanie Price, Marketing Director of the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum. “They are better citizens, they lead a better future. “

The program allows families receiving SNAP benefits with an EBT card to enter with an admission fee of $ 3 covering up to four people.

With many exhibits on display, children can have more in-depth learning experiences than they can get in the classroom.

“If they go to our pioneer town, they can find out how people lived back then in relation to reading in their classrooms,” said Anna Parsons, marketing assistant at the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum. “It’s just something really unique compared to any other museum in this region.”

Temporary exhibits currently on display include “Texas Dressed” showing costumes from the outdoor musical and the Prohibition era.

Their upcoming “Enchantment Items” exhibition of common fairy-tale objects is slated to open in the spring.

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