Museum of Texas Tech University, History Division
To collect, preserve, document, and interpret the material culture of Lubbock and the South Plains, and its adjacent West Texas regions.

To collect, preserve, document, and interpret the material culture of Lubbock and the South Plains, and its adjacent West Texas regions.

 
 
 

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Watch Master G-11 A Real Life Time Machine...

This Watch Master G-11, watch-rate recorder, is truly a time machine...

All About Butter All About Butter ... Or Is It the Churn???

Representing the Daisy Churn Company, these three butter churns display a few examples from the heyday of churn technology.

Koken Barbering Supply Co., Hydraulic Barber Chair Arriving at the Chair: Shave and a Haircut?

Where the barber's pole may invite you in, it is the chair that says welcome. The barber's chair is a well known and widely recognized icon. It is the epicenter of the barbershop. It immerses you into a world of history and lore.

Railroad Date Nails Railroad Date Nails

These railroad date nails represent a period of greater than 75 years of monitoring rail ties.

Harry Lemaire's Piano Harry Lemaire's Piano

This Schulz upright piano belonged to Harry Lemaire (1861-1962), Texas Tech University's first permanent band director from 1926-1934. Lemaire was the composer and arranger of "The Matador", Texas Tech's school song.

John Wesley Mooar's Buffalo Gun, Sharps sporting rifle John Wesley Mooar's Buffalo Gun and Camp Tools

This Sharps sporting rifle, caliber .40-90 (serial number 159765), belonged to John Wesley Mooar (1846-1918), hunter, freighter, and hide merchant.

Maytag Gasoline-Powered Washing Machine Maytag Gasoline-Powered Washing Machine

This Maytag washer, ca. 1940, was owned by Fred Jobe, who operated Lubbock's first self-service laundry establishments in the 1940s.

Introduction Telephone Image State of the Art

What is State of the Art? The truth is that “State of the Art” reflects the most advanced state of technology in any given area of invention, at any given moment in time. What it reveals and means to you, however, can be another matter entirely.

Tweed Silver Tea Service Tweed Silver Tea Service

This tea set was owned by William Marcy "Boss" Tweed (1823-1878), from the 1850s until his death in 1878. Tweed was the central figure in the 1860s New York City Tammany Hall corruption scandals.