About: In 2000, a group of dedicated people met with the objective of preserving the heritage of North Texas, and the Museum of North Texas History was born. Then began the hard work. First came successful membership and fund drives, then the establishment of an endowment, and then finding a permanent home. The late Rusty Lindemann donated the building at 720 Indiana Avenue to Wichita County. Then the Wichita County Commissioners signed a 50-year lease for the main floor of the building to house the Museum of North Texas History. In 2001, this 18,500 square foot area was opened to the public.

The Lindemann Building was originally the operations center for a bank, and over the years, volunteers made modifications to utilize the space for a museum. One of our exhibit halls is the Ralph O. Harvey, Jr. Exhibit Hall. Ralph Harvey was a civic leader and true philanthropist, and he manifested a passion for the history of North Texas. He conducted a great deal of research, and he supported many historical organizations, including the Museum of North Texas History. Our other large exhibit hall is Heritage Hall, and we have 15 other display rooms and spaces. Our Permanent Collections and other temporary exhibits ensure there is a lot to see all year round.

The "Jenny to Jet" Exhibit at the Wichita Falls Regional Airport is a satellite exhibit of the museum. The "Jenny" half is dedicated to Call Field, where World War I pilots trained in the Curtiss JN4-D biplane, known as the "Jenny." We have an authentic Jenny, and she is truly a national treasure. The "Jet" half has a T-38 jet that tells the story of Sheppard Air Force Base. In this one place, people can see the very first U.S. aviation trainer and a jet that is still being used to train pilots today.

Mission Statement: To collect, preserve, exhibit, and interpret the history of the North Texas Area. To inspire an interest in the past for the education and enrichment of people of all ages.

720 Indiana Avenue
Wichita Falls, TX 76301

Hours

Limited Hours Due to COVID-19

Friday and Saturday 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Truly enjoyed walking around, viewing and reading about the history of this area. So much to see! Loved the display of the farmers and ranchers western hats. We recognized many of the owners.

-Kimberly P. via TripAdvisor

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SATTELITE EXHIBIT:

The “Jenny to Jet” Exhibit at the Wichita Falls Regional Airport is a satellite exhibit of the museum. The “Jenny” half is dedicated to Call Field, where World War I pilots trained in the Curtiss JN4-D biplane, known as the “Jenny.” We have an authentic Jenny, and she is truly a national treasure. The “Jet” half has a T-38 jet that tells the story of Sheppard Air Force Base. In this one place, people can see the very first U.S. aviation trainer and a jet that is still being used to train pilots today.

“Jenny to Jet” Location: