Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Permian Basin Petroleum Museum Library & Hall of Fame

  • Midland, TX
  • www.petroleummuseum.org

Mission Statement

We will share the petroleum and energy story and its impact on our lives.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. Brown Bag Lunch and Lecture
  3. Family Science Nights
  4. Arlen Edgar Distinguished Lecture Series
Service Areas

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National

The Petroleum Museum is located in Midland, TX and is open to the general public. The museum provides programs for both children and adults in the Permian Basin.  Located on Interstate 20, we also serve a number of travelers in the Southwest.

ruling year

1968

Principal Officer since 2004

Self-reported

Ms. Kathy Shannon

Keywords

Self-reported

museum, petroleum, oil, gas, texas, Chaparral

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Also Known As

The Petroleum Museum

EIN

75-6085378

 Number

2095908222

Physical Address

1500 Interstate 20 West

Midland, TX 79701

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Museum & Museum Activities (A50)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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The Museum impacts over 35,000 visitors a year with accurate and relevant information about the petroleum industry and its impact on our lives.  Programs such as monthly Brown Bag lunches and a Distinguished Lecturer Series provide entertaining and educational learning for a variety of ages.  Summer science classes and Movie Camps are held each summer, giving hundreds of area children the opportunity to experience science in a fun hands-on environment.  The Museum is also successfully in the midst of a $15 million capital campaign to renovate the petroleum exhibits and update infrastructure.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Individuals, families and large groups can tour the museum or participate in a number of programs. Quarterly family nights offer a free evening of science exploration. Scout camp-ins allow children to earn badges while "camping out" in the museum overnight. Children enjoy summer classes and traveling exhibits. Brown bag lunches and other special presentations feature special speakers addressing topics related to the Museum. School students tour the facility as an interactive supplement to science and social studies curriculum. Adults also use the Museum as a learning tool to familiarize professionals with the industry. Civic and professional organizations and companies use the facility for meetings and programs. The archives boast the largest collection of petroleum-related materials second in size to the National Archives. This research facility is utilized by the international media,authors and historians and includes historic books, maps, logs, pictures, records and artifacts. The Petroleum Hall of Fame honors over 130 individuals who demonstrate leadership and are pioneers in the petroleum industry.

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Population(s) Served

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Program 2

Brown Bag Lunch and Lecture

Monthly Brown Bag Lunches provide visitors with informative and entertaining speakers on a variety of topics from cultural history, to book reviews to current affairs.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Adults

Budget

$5,000.00

Program 3

Family Science Nights

Family Science Nights provide science-based programs on a variety of subjects.  Chemistry, earth science, and physics programs provide children a basic understanding of a valuable science topic.  Free admission allows community families to learn together.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$12,000.00

Program 4

Arlen Edgar Distinguished Lecture Series

The Arlen Edgar Distinguished Lecture Series provides the Permian Basin with remarkable speakers from across the United States.  National Geographic speakers form the basis of this series with topics ranging from the Mars Rover, Blue Holes and paleontology.  The series has also hosted an astronaut/geologist.  Evening lectures are provided free of charge to the public.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$30,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

The Petroleum Museum is located in Midland, TX and is open to the general public. The museum provides programs for both children and adults in the Permian Basin.  Located on Interstate 20, we also serve a number of travelers in the Southwest.

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PERMIAN BASIN PETROLEUM MUSEUM LIBRARY AND HALLOF FAME
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Permian Basin Petroleum Museum Library & Hall of Fame

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Ms. Kathy Shannon

BIO

Ms. Shannon has been with The Petroleum Museum since 1995. She began work at the Museum as Director of Education. With a background in non-profits, leadership and education, she was named Executive Director in November 2004.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"The Petroleum Museum is dedicated to education.  Educational programs focus on cultural history and the sciences.  Summer classes, outreach programs and school tours reach area children.  Brown Bag Lunches and a Distinguished Lecture Series educate Permian Basin residents.  The Museum creates that spark that will foster life-long learning for visitors of all ages."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Roy C. Williamson

Williamson Petroleum Consulting

Term: Jan 2009 - Jan 2010

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