Benefits Student/Senior through Wrangler:
• Tickets to TEXAS
• Advance notification of special events
• Voting privileges at the Annual Meeting
• The opportunity to be elected to the
Board of Directors
• Recognition in Souvenir Program
• 10% Discount on advertising in Program
• 1 Free Souvenir Program
Benefits Prospector through Angel:
• All above Benefits
• Preferred Parking
• 10% Discount at gift shop
• Private backstage tours
Membership Due Date:
• Renewed annually as of purchase date
The Story of
Texas Panhandle Heritage Foundation
“TEXAS” was born in 1960 when Margaret Harper read an article in Reader’s Digest about a playwright and author named Paul Green. Mr. Green had recreated the history of several regions about the nation in tremendous dramas with pageantry and music. Mrs. Harper wrote to Paul Green at his home in North Carolina and began corresponding with him about the land, people, and beauty of Palo Duro Canyon. As she reached out to friends and colleagues in Canyon, interest in the prospect of an outdoor theater began to grow, and soon a small group of Canyon families funded the first trip for Paul Green to come to the Panhandle later that year. According to those in attendance that first meeting, Mr. Green immediately dedicated himself to the project of bringing the history of the High Plains to the stage. The support organization expanded to include Amarillo and all the surrounding area. The initial fundraising effort in 1961 was followed quickly by a more aggressive campaign in 1962; these early efforts to raise capital and generate resources were chaired by Mrs. Mary Miles Batson, herself a descendant of a Panhandle cattle and ranching family. Together these energetic and visionary people of the plains organized the Texas Panhandle Heritage Foundation.
The Texas Panhandle Heritage Foundation is organized as a nonprofit organization and is governed by an all volunteer Board of Directors who give of their time, energy, money and expertise for the benefit of this effort. Second and third generations of supporters are committed to the preservation of the panhandle history through theatre. Families and individuals across the Panhandle and the nation give generously to help make this great educational and historical project a reality each season.
Significant opportunities exist to support the goals of the foundation. We invite you to become a member.
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