Tales 'N Trails Museum The history of Montague County, all in one place
The museum is split into five distinct categories chronicling Nocona's history - Native Americans, the Leather Industry, Western Heritage, Oil and Gas and Agriculture.
Several American Indian tribes settled along the Red River in both Texas and Oklahoma, including a tribe of the Wichitas called the Taovayas. The stories of Comanche Chief Peta Nocona, wife Cynthia Ann Parker and their son Quanah Parker are part of the Native Americans display.
The display also showcases common stone tools used by tribes for daily life.
Nocona's Justin Boot Company, Nocona Athletic Goods and the leather works of local artist Dell Motley are enshrined in the Leather Industry display, detailing the town's history of leather goods.
Western Heritage and Agriculture also played a big role in shaping Montague County. The museum displays feature several items used on the trail including saddles, tools, boots, hats, ropes, firearms, branding irons and barbed wire. The museum is also building a 9,300-square-feet exhibit hall to house its agriculture displays such as equipment, wagons, a Model T and a blacksmith shop.