Mission Statement

Permian Historical Society is devoted to preserving the history of the Permian Basin of West Texas and Eastern New Mexico from the prehistoric to the modern. The organization is interested in the histories of ranching, farming, and petroleum, which were the early economies of the region. Other topics studied are histories of regional Native Americans and their cultures, of stage stops and railroads, of town and business developments, of women and families, of taverns and churches, and of good guys and outlaws. Interviews with longtime residents, personal reminiscences, and traditional histories are published in The Permian Historical Annual and an upcoming series of books devoted to life in the Permian Basin.