Beyond the Books: Student Tours of the Museum

Hutchinson County Historical Museum is offering tours to groups of students. The program, Beyond the Books, offers students a look at the history of Hutchinson County beyond the tiny snippets in the history books about Adobe Walls and the oil boom.


Students will discover Hutchinson County has more to offer! For example: the ancient history of the Antelope Creek Culture, Columbian Mammoths, Alibates flint, early explorers, Native American tribes, Adobe Walls, area ranchers, oil discovery, Boomtown Borger, Stinnett, Plemons, Thomas Hart Benton's painting and so much more! Students will tour the drilling platform of the Cable Tool Drilling rig across the street to learn about the hard and dangerous work their grandparents and great-grandparents did to make a living in Borger. And we tell captivating stories of  of successful businessmen, crime, Texas Rangers, life in an oil camp, Indian battles, Billy Dixon's famous shot, who thought to look for oil here, and what brought Ace Borger to the area.


Beyond the Books is open for any age group, but targeted for late elementary students. Each tour is tailored for the age group.


For more information contact the Director, Clay Renick at, or call 806-273-0130.



Hutchinson County Historical Museum   •   618 N. Main Street   •   Borger, TX 79007   •   806 273 0130

Tuesday - Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.   •   Saturday 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.

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