AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) – For approximately 40 years, the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum has held its Christmas Open House to provide High Plains residents a way to celebrate the holidays and get out and enjoy the Museum .
If you entered the historic Panhandle-Plains Museum on Saturday, you were greeted by Christmas decorations and choirs from all over Amarillo filling the air with Christmas music.
PPHM’s annual Christmas Open House gives back to the High Plains Food Bank by offering guests the opportunity to come to the museum for a dollar or a can.
Stephanie Price, the museum’s marketing director, said there are many ways to help the food bank, but said this is a small way the museum can help.
“It’s our way as the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum to give back and thank the community for supporting their museum throughout the year. So it’s important for us to be part of the community,” Price said.
Dr. Cloyce Kuhnert, voice teacher at WTAMU and musical director in Texas, who performed at Saturday’s event, said being able to perform at this event starts the Christmas season on a good mark.
“It really starts the Christmas season for us and I really hope everyone who comes out and listens to us as well,” Dr. Kuhnert said.
The museum offered many things to the hundreds of guests who showed up, from meeting Santa Claus to making Christmas decorations to decorating cookies.
“We spent about three or four hours here today and had a great time,” added Mona Finchum, who attended Saturday’s event with her kids.
Price added that they are also running an Instagram contest, with those who took photos at the event. You can be entered to win a giveaway from three local businesses and the grand prize is a $100 gift card to Feldman’s. Just use #christmasatpphm2021.