It’s Summertime and visiting Oil History is Easy
Take a 2017 summer vacation into America’s historic “oil patch.” Have fun and learn some petroleum history by visiting a host of U.S. oilfield communities, their museums and annual festivals.
In addition to maintaining an updated list of museums, the American Oil & Gas Historical Society draws attention to many big and small cities – and their annual festivals celebrating an industry that helped make them (and the United States) prosper since August 1859.
This list of community events – a work in progress – may not include all petroleum-related celebrations. Visit the community museum links for insights into local festivals and oil shows in your state. Please contact AOGHS to add one here!
Among the biggest oil patch festivals that take place in Texas, the “Crude Fest” just outside of Midland is one of the premier music festivals in West Texas, “featuring some of the biggest names from the Texas Red Dirt Country music genre,” declares its organizers. Begun in 1999, the three-day festival has grown every year. Before or after the music extravaganza and BBQ competitions, visit the Petroleum Museum in Midland. Read the rest of this entry »