Pioneer Memorial Museum takes visitors back to Crosby County's roots

CROSBYTON, TX (KCBD) - If you're interested in early life on the South Plains, look no further than Crosby County's Pioneer Memorial Museum.

The facility is home to nearly 6,000 artifacts that represent the area's past, present and future.

The exhibits cover Crosby County's Native American roots, along with the lives of early settlers in the pioneer days.

The first gallery opened in 1958, but the museum has now grown to over 20,000 square feet of history.

That makes the Memorial Museum just one of many things Crosbyton has to be proud of.

City Manager Margot Hardin said, "This museum has over 50 years of distinguished awards from the state. It's a very good museum, and it's acknowledged as being top-notch in the state. It's brought a lot of visitors from over the world to our community. That's our hope, that it brings even more."

Another must-see at the museum is the 1876 Rock House replica. This structure is a recreation of the first permanent residence on the South Plains.

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