Woody Guthrie Folk Music Center
Pampa's Tribute to Woody Guthrie was started by a group of local citizens who are dedicated to preserving the music and memory of this great singer and songwriter. In 2001 they purchased the old Harris Drug Store building where Woody worked during his time in Pampa and, according to legend, learned to play the guitar. This building will be historically restored and dedicated as "The Woody Guthrie Folk Music Center". The plans for the center include an area for memorabilia and a performance area.
In addition to the center, there are several other Woody Guthrie sites in Pampa, including the "This Land" sculpture on Hobart Street near the M.K. Brown Civic Auditorium, homes where Woody and his family lived in Pampa, and the Woody Guthrie Memorial Highway, which follows Highway 60 through the Texas Panhandle.
For more information contact the Pampa Chamber of Commerce at 200 N. Ballard or call 806-669-3241.