Midland County History Museum
Texas and Main Midland, TX 79701
The Midland County History Museum is located at 200 North Main Street (at the corner of Main Street and Texas Avenue). The Museum opened at the new location on March 1. The Museum is currently staffed by volunteers on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday and is open from 11 am until 4 pm.
Currently the Museum features its first temporary exhibit entitled From Plans to Planes and Petroleum: Midland During World War II. The exhibit includes reproductions of Midland Reporter-Telegram newspapers from the years 1941-1945, as well as prints of local photographs from those years. There are also multi-media features, including a color home movie taken during the war, an audio track of music and news from the war years, and a movie trailer collection of films that played in Midland's three movie theaters during the war. An Activity Center allows visitors to examine and interact with other historic materials.
In November, 2019, another temporary exhibit opened. . Paleo Midland documents the story of the prehistoric skull found in 1953, that of a woman who turned out to be nine to twelve-thousand years old.
Come learn about the discovery, the excitement it created as the oldest North American skull at the time, and its subsequent history in connection with Midland and the Museum.
The exhibit also provides information about what the Llano Estacado region looked like and contained during these ancient times. (Hint: some BIG creatures!)
Among the items displayed are a replica of the skull and both authentic and replica artifacts from the Paleo era.
The Midland Historical Society is currently working to raise funds to construct a permanent exhibit detailing Midland's history. This will tell the story of Midland County from prehistory to the present and feature some of the rare artifacts in the museum collection.
In addition, the Society will host special events and programs. For the most current news regarding museum activities, visit the Midland Historical Society Facebook page.
The Museum is open Thursday-Saturday, from 11 am until 4 pm