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About Saints’ Roost Museum

AdairHospital

Adair Hospital – Home of the Saints’ Roost Museum

Col. Charles Goodnight

Col. Charles Goodnight

Cornelia Adair

Cornelia Adair

The Saints’ Roost Museum in Clarendon is housed in the former Adair Hospital, which was built in 1910 by Cornelia Adair for use by the cowboys and their families of the JA Ranch.

For over 30 years, the Museum has been the caretaker of this historic building and has used it to preserve the heritage and artifacts of Donley County and the Texas Panhandle.

Exhibits focus on local culture, including Native American artifacts and relics of pioneer life. Attention is also given to the lives of JA Ranch co-founder and local philanthropist Cornelia Adair, legendary Panhandle cattleman Col. Charles Goodnight, and noted Western artist Harold D. Bugbee, one of Clarendon’s most famous sons.

Harold Bugbee Drawing

Harold Bugbee Drawing

Other noteworthy exhibits pertain to the Texas Panhandle’s First Newspaper – The Clarendon News; the Red River Wars; World War II uniforms; art selections from Olive Vandruff Bugbee, Kenneth Wyatt, and others; and many other interesting topics.

Cornelia Adair

Cornelia Adair