The West of the Pecos Museum is a historically recognized landmark in Texas that opened in 1963. The museum if composed of two parts; a saloon built in 1896 and a hotel added in 1904. The original Saloon is on the ground floor and you should start your visit there. Don’t forget to check the “Exhibits” page for a partial listing and photos. After you have visited the museum, take the time to visit the museum gift shop for collectibles, decor, and printed history on the museum and the city of Pecos.
As The West of the Pecos Museum is known today: Three full floors with over 50 rooms of exhibits collectively, artifacts, history, and West Texas lore as well as the outdoor exhibits. All are available to the public at a self-paced walking tour or with a Guided Tour. Don’t forget to bring your camera. Check our “Events” page under About Us for additional Museum fun.
Special Exhibit: Pecos Quilts
Historic & Contemporary Quilt Exhibit – 26 quilts are on display at the West of the Pecos Museum through May, 2013.
The exhibit of quilts, toys, personal accessories, hand stitching, and various table linens runs from the most historically significant – a quilt made in 1877, sewn with handkerchiefs of the notorious Sam Bass – to contemporary hand stitching done on bed coverlets.
Various patterns are represented in the display including: Twisted Log Cabin, Garden of Hearts, Indian Girls , Sunbonnet, 8 Point Star, Double Wedding Ring and Crazy Quilt pattern. Eight of the quilts on display are from the Museum’s collection, the remainder are on loan from local individuals.
The exhibit also includes an informative 80 minute video on “America Quilts”.
There is no additional charge to view the special exhibit.
Remember, the West of the Pecos Museum has FREE Saturdays for Reeves County residents and the neighboring Barstow residents through the end of May.