Opening of a fairy tale-themed exhibit at the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum | KAMR

CANYON, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) – The Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum has announced that “Objects of Enchantment,” a fairy tale-themed exhibit is now open from May 2022 through August 2023 in the Harrington Gallery.

PPHM said the exhibit will examine the theme of light versus dark in commonly displayed fairy tales and share the artifacts behind the story.

After viewing the exhibition, visitors can spend time in the Store and Maker Space. This space is dedicated to reading, arts and crafts, and shopping called PPHM.

Enchantment Items and the associated educational space, is one of the most family-centered major exhibits PPHM has ever produced,” said Buster Ratliff, director of operations for the Texas Panhandle Cultural Foundation. “It’s exciting to bring the fairy tales we all know and love to life, with everyday objects from our collection that have been, and in some cases still are, part of our daily lives.”

“I was able to extract objects from our permanent collection that are fantastic or fit into the script. Fairy tales are more about mood than reality,” said Jenni Opalinski, Curator of History, Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum. “Objects of Enchantment & Fairytale Maker’s Space” was a vision brought to life by PPHM to encourage a fun learning environment, increase visitation and inspire creativity.

More information about the exhibit can be found at

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