Dr. Paul Matney to speak at Texas Panhanlde War Memorial on WWII


The first Saturday of each month, the Texas Panhandle War Memorial hosts a one-hour lecture/seminar on topics related to military history. These lecture/seminars are free to the public. They are held at the Texas Panhandle War Memorial Center, 4111 S. Georgia, at 1:30 p.m. Snacks are available to the attendees. The lecture/seminar series is made possible by a grant from the Mary E. Bivins Foundation.

Our next lecture/seminar will be on Saturday July 2, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. It will be presented by Dr. Paul Matney. He will talk about his father, Captain Carl P. Matney’s experience landing at Salerno, Italy on September 6, 1943. Captain Matney was commander of Company G, 142 Infantry Regiment, 36th Division.

Dr. Matney is a noted local historian. Among other boards, he serves on the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum board and advisory board for The Center for the Study of the American West. Dr. Matney spent 43 years in higher education in Amarillo; he was president of Amarillo College for six years.

Take advantage of our new hours on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and tour our military history museum, test your knowledge in our high-tech Education Center with five computer kiosks displaying information about 11 U. S. wars, and visit our outdoor displays including a Huey helicopter, supersonic jet fighter/bomber, a piece of the USS Arizona deck and superstructure, and our monuments to over 1,550 Panhandle residents who gave their lives in wars.

We encourage you to visit our Museum Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free for veterans; adults are $5, children and students $2. Our telephone number is 806-350-8387. Follow us on Facebook and visit our website www.TexasPanhandleWarMemorial.com 


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