The primary purpose of the Old Mobeetie Jail Museum is public education and preservation of area artifacts. To further this end, the Old Mobeetie Jail Museum's mission is to collect, document, preserve, and accurately interpret materials related to all aspects of the cultural history of man in the geographical area included in the Panhandle of Texas and related areas in the Southwest. Any commitment or expenditure of funds or time must contribute significantly to this purpose.

Primary areas of emphasis in the museum are:

Native Americans

Buffalo Hunters

Red River War of 1874

Fort Elliott



Wheeler County