Hutchinson County Historical

Museum Mission

The purpose of the Hutchinson County Historical Museum is to collect, preserve, and to interpret the heritage of Hutchinson County, with particular emphasis on the oil field and boomtown story of the 1920-1930 era, for public benefit.


The Hutchinson County Historical Museum collects, preserves, and exhibits principally those artifacts, publications, archival materials, photographs, ephemera, and other items that are relevant to the settlement, and early historical development of the county.


A new exhibit is coming to Hutchinson County Historical Museum honoring the oil field heritage of the county. Learn more.

Artifact of the Month


Ammonites are commonly found fossils though they are rare in Hutchinson County. These creatures lived in the seas between 240 - 65 million years ago, when they became

extinct along with the dinosaurs. The name 'ammonite' (usually lower-case) originates from the Greek Ram-horned god called Ammon. Ammonites belong to a group of predators known as cephalopods, which includes their living relatives the octopus, squid, cuttlefish and nautilus. Learn more about the Paleontology of Hutchinson County.

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 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Copyright 2014-15