Scurry County Museum, Snyder Texas

Scurry County Museum, Snyder Texas

The Scurry County Museum is proud to provide a unique platform for local artists and collectors in our Educational Gallery. This space allows them to curate their own exhibits, a privilege that many have already seized. Currently, we are delighted to host the WTC Art Department's work, with local artist Morgan Jones set to grace our walls in May and June. Since I initiated this, it has proven to be a resounding success, fostering community involvement in a truly creative way.

We also have a huge, coordinated D-Day event with our local DAR Martin Pruitt Jr. Chapter. June 6th will be the 80th Anniversary, and we will have an exhibit and event at 7 PM, including a paratrooper night jump simulation, a fly-over from Dyess Airforce Base, and many World War II memorabilia. Afterwards, we will have a red lantern lighting at Heritage Village at 9:00 PM. We always do whatever we can to honor our local Scurry County Veterans and let them know that their sacrifices are appreciated. During our last ceremony commemorating Vietnam Veterans Day in 2023, we invited the Permian Basin Honor Flight to speak with local veterans. The Honor Flight organization is dedicated to taking veterans to Washington, D.C., to visit various monuments and museums, and the entire trip is paid for. We are thrilled to announce that six veterans from Scurry County will be attending this year's Honor Flight, and we are proud to have contributed towards making their placement possible. 

The Scurry County Museum regularly hosts authors and speakers who come in to conduct book signings and presentations for our community. Recently, Jared Dennis, an author who grew up in Snyder, wrote a book called "Our Peace: The Black History of Snyder, TX 1914-1966" which is available for purchase. We are excited to have him come speak on the book, including the behind-the-scenes information that didn’t make it into the book, and sign copies as well. Most of the information for this book was gathered from the museum, and we are proud to have assisted him in his research journey. This is just one of the many things available to the public at our museum. 

We are always looking for ways to engage and entertain the local youth with fun activities and events. One of my true passions is introducing children to our local history! We welcome hundreds of students every year, including those from public, private, and home-schooling backgrounds. To make their visit enjoyable, we offer not only tours but also craft activities. We go the extra mile by displaying an exhibit of their artwork created during their field trip.

We also won the Best Museum of Scurry County award this year, beating out the amazing Heritage Village.


People can always stay updated with us through our website,

6200 College Avenue

Snyder, TX 79549