Established in 1958 in a replica of the Hank Smith house, the first permanent home on the Llano located in Blanco Canyon, the Crosby County Pioneer Museum houses both a community center and some 45,000 artifacts culled from local history. It displays a comprehensive collection of Native American tools and artworks, as well as an early-20th-century Brush Automobile, a diorama of Blanco Canyon, and other exhibits documenting 700 years of tradition and culture. The museum is an excellent source of information on the Battle of Blanco Canyon, where the U.S. Army and Quanah Parker's band of Comanches fought in October 1871.
Adjacent to the musuem is the Wayne J. Parker Center for the Study of Native American Cultures, a facility dedicated to the exhibition of artifacts gathered by historians and archeologists Choice Smith and Wayne Parker.
Crosby County Pioneer Memorial Museum and Community Center
Tuesday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.