35th Anniversary (1975-2010)

The Petroleum Museum
1500 Interstate 20 West
Midland, Texas 79701

The Petroleum Museum is celebrating 35 years of excellence in September 2010.
Since its opening in 1975 by George T. Abell, the Museum continues to tell the story of petroleum and the rugged lives of men and women who sought a better life.

Every visit to The Petroleum Museum is an opportunity to experience the fun side of science firsthand. Our spectacular exhibit wings offer remarkable insight into the specific and technological world around us, from the age when dinosaurs roamed the Permian Basin to the Wild Oil Boom in West Texas!

The Petroleum Museum has welcomed over one million visitors worldwide. It shares the petroleum and energy story and its impact on our daily lives through educational programs, interactive exhibits, an Archives Center and its Petroleum Hall of Fame.

The Petroleum Museum’s Archives has many pictures for this article. Please contact Michelle Shannon if you are interested in pictures.

Contact Information
Michelle Shannon
Permian Basin Petroleum Museum Library and Hall of Fame Marketing Director
1500 I-20 West
Midland, Texas 79701