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Childress County Heritage Museum – United States

The museum was chartered in 1976, its first home being the old jail on the courthouse square. It was moved into its current home in the old U.S. Post Office building in 1983. The Spanish Colonial style post office building was purchased and donated by M/M Eugene Smith in 1981. It was designated a Texas Historic Landmark in 1991. Exhibits feature the history of Childress County from its beginning in 1887. The Michie Transportation Museum, a 1926 corner service station and automobile agency, was restored in the late l990's through a museum volunteer effort. It houses several vintage cars, a collection of wagons & buggies, and a scale model of a FW&D Railroad freight train. The locomotive engine is 6 feet long and weighs 600 pounds.

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Address: 210 3rd Street Northwest, Childress, TX, 79201

State: Texas

Phone 1: 940-937-2261

Official site: http://www.childressmuseum.com

Opening hours: The museum is open Monday through Friday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., by appointment, and on special occasions such as school reunions, etc.

More info: Collections range from the Native American and Ranching & Farming to the WWII Childress Army Air Field with the Norden Bombsite, Theater Entrepreneurs Phipps & Layton, and the FW&D Railroad.

Main theme(s): general history, world, war, bombardier, school, 19th, 20th, century, history, railroads, movie, theaters, history, general, american, native, folk, agriculture, archaeology, automotive, aviation, entertainment, ethnic, local history, medical, military, railroading, transportation

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780 yd - Super 8 Childress

Guests at this Super 8 Motel in Childress, Texas, is close to swimming, tennis, baseball, football and rodeo opportunities. Before venturing out to see the sights, they can dive into the motel's complRead moreimentary SuperStart continental breakfasts. The motel features complimentary high speed Internet access, business and fitness centers, and suites. Hide

1,481 yd - American Inn & Suites Childress

American Inn Childress. "American Inn Childress" has obtained 2 stars. This residence is situated in Childress. Dinner can be served at the onsite restaurant. For those who like to share their experieRead morences online, there is free of charge Internet access available.Hide

1 mi - RODEWAY INN CHILDRESS

Rodeway Inn Childress. "Rodeway Inn Childress" is an excellent base from which you can explore Childress. To make you more mobile in the area there is a shuttle bus service. The air conditioning ensurRead morees that the rooms always have a comfortable temperature. You will appreciate the pool. You can dine at the onsite restaurant. Before or after dinner, visitors can enjoy a drink at the lounge bar.Hide

1.1 mi - COMFORT INN CHILDRESS

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1.3 mi - Quality Inn

Quality Inn Childress. "Quality Inn Childress" has 2 stars. Aptly situated in the downtown district, it is an ideal pied-a-terre for exploring Childress. There is a covered swimming pool available. ThRead moreis hotel hosts a gymnasium where guests have the option to get in some training on their own. If you like to keep track of your email, there is free Internet access available.Hide

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Childress County Heritage Museum – United States

The museum was chartered in 1976, its first home being the old jail on the courthouse square. It was moved into its current home in the old U.S. Post Office building in 1983. The Spanish Colonial style post office building was purchased and donated by M/M Eugene Smith in 1981. It was designated a Texas Historic Landmark in 1991. Exhibits feature the history of Childress County from its beginning in 1887. The Michie Transportation Museum, a 1926 corner service station and automobile agency, was restored in the late l990's through a museum volunteer effort. It houses several vintage cars, a collection of wagons & buggies, and a scale model of a FW&D Railroad freight train. The locomotive engine is 6 feet long and weighs 600 pounds.

Childress County Heritage Museum – United States

The museum was chartered in 1976, its first home being the old jail on the courthouse square. It was moved into its current home in the old U.S. Post Office building in 1983. The Spanish Colonial style post office building was purchased and donated by M/M Eugene Smith in 1981. It was designated a Texas Historic Landmark in 1991. Exhibits feature the history of Childress County from its beginning in 1887. The Michie Transportation Museum, a 1926 corner service station and automobile agency, was restored in the late l990's through a museum volunteer effort. It houses several vintage cars, a collection of wagons & buggies, and a scale model of a FW&D Railroad freight train. The locomotive engine is 6 feet long and weighs 600 pounds.

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