Post 109: Petroleum Museum, Midland, Tx
Petroleum Museum, Midland, Tx
March 28th, 2018
As we moved into the south east of United States we had a little difficulty finding places to stay over night. We were heading down towards New Orleans. where we had booked to stay in a campground first weekend of April. Deciding to use Harvest Host to find a place, Bill found Petroleum Museum, in Midland, Tx. This host offered a large paved parking lot to park in. This sounded perfect for our needs 🙂
When we arrived late afternoon, we found a very nice looking complex set off the highway, with plenty of parking for our rig. Surrounding the parking lot were exhibits of Oil rigs Past and current. The main building was the office and museum.
Once we were set up, Bill decided to go into the museum as they also had on display race cars :).
The Petroleum Museum opened in 1975. This Museum is one of the larges in the United States which is dedicated to the petroleum industry and their pioneers. Their focus expanded to include a Transportation Wing. This wing displays the world renowned Chaparral race cars and one of the state’s largest mineral galleries.
Using education, technology and community leadership, the Museum continues to assist the Permian Basin community as an evolving resource for the petroleum industry.