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 Palo Pinto County Historical Association

 Old Jail opens for the season every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 am Р3:00 pm through December 10 and is free of charge.
If you have questions or would like to schedule a special or group visit, call (940) 325-0789.
Location - 5th and Elm Palo Pinto, Texas just south of the court house.  In cooperation again this year with Humanities Texas The Palo Pinto County Historical Association brings new exhibits to the Old Jail Museum Complex.

Working Hands Photo Exhibit
“Working Hands” consists of 40 beautifully mounted photographs by Rick Williams capturing images of workers and work places in ranching, oil and technology. Rick Williams has been a photographer for the past half century. He worked as a commercial photographer in Austin for 30 years and taught photography at the University of Texas for ten years. He spent his free time lugging his Nikon camera to nearby ranches, oil fields and tech factories. Rick’s photographs show a deep empathy for the lives of ordinary people at work.Most of his work in the past was shot on black and white negatives and he estimates that he has over 100,000 in his collection. Now he has amassed over 15,000 digital images on his I Phone. “It’s been wonderful,” he says. “It’s my life. Typically these images are of people I am interacting with or things I just see.”¬† Don’t miss this exhibit provided by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. For more information about viewing hours or to arrange group visits, contact¬†¬†¬†Ann Reagan at (940) 328-3201. The Old Jail Museum is open Thursday through Saturday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Come out and join us for this interesting, informative exhibit at one of the best frontier museums, the Palo Pinto County Old Jail Museum, Palo Pinto, Texas.
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April 29, 2017
Palo Pinto County On Tour
9:00am - 4:00pm
A Self-Paced Historical Tour

2017 PPC On Tour 2 Flyer Page 1 Large

2017 PPC On Tour 2 Flyer Page 2 Large

2017 PPC On Tour 1 Poster 11 x 17 Large

June 3, 2017
Frontier Days and Old Settlers Reunion
Celebrating Palo Pinto County Old Settlers
10:00am - 3:00pm
Old Jail Museum Complex
All Day - Live Music and Living History Demostrations - doll making, sewing, quilting, spinning, whittling, flint knapping and more...

Tours of the Old Jail Museum Complex,and Log Cabins

 December 14, 2017
Frontier Chrismas - Ten Year Celebration
Old Jail Museum Complex
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Old Fashioned Christmas




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Palo Pinto Facts

The Crazy Water Hotel boasts a ghost of a little girl in an old-fashioned pink frilly dress. Numerous employees have seen her watching them while they work.