When restoration of the House began the original barn was literally falling down. It was rebuilt to conform to photographs of the original and in a style consistent with barns built throughout the Midwest depicting the mid to late 1800’s.

Over the years, wood tools and farm equipment have been donated to us. In 2000, the barn was established as a display area to allow visitors to gain an understanding of the hard life faced by early farmers. A plow, rake and fertilizer spreader are among the implements on display.


Click to see photos of the farm implements.




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Barn Rental

Over the past several years the barn has been enhanced. It now offers a spacious, quaint area which is ideal for parties, gatherings, celebrations and other activities. Amenities provided include air conditioning, heating, restrooms, an icebox, a piano, tables, chairs, ample parking and an outside bar-b-que pit. Our grounds and garden provide an enchanting background for photos.

For information on rental, call the White-Pool House at 432-333-4072 during regular museum hours (Wednesday - Saturday from 10 am - 3 pm).






Calendar of Events

January 23 - March 16
"A Stitch In Time - Quilting from the Late 1800s to the Present"  Quilting evolved from using what was on hand to create works of art.

April 3 - June 1
"Depression Glass" Depression glass is a clear or colored translucent glassware. Around the time of the Great Depression, some manufacturers and businesses would hand out pieces as incentives.

June 19 - August 17
"A Time To Remember - War Memorabilia" The museum will feature artifacts on loan from local collectors to honor our military personnel and their families.

September 4 - November 2
"Vintage Cards and Handkerchiefs" In earlier times, letters and cards were personal, unique to individuals, took time and often included small gifts such as handkerchiefs.

November 20 - January 3
"Christmas Time Celebration - Antique Toys" Step back in time for the holidays by touring the house decorated with period decorations and antique toys.

Thank You To Our Sponsors

Mrs. Albert Dale, Jr.

Amelia Saulsbury

American State Bank

Faye Roper

First Basin Credit Union

Industrial Communications, Inc.

Judy & Dennis Williams

Manuel's Odessa Tortillas & Tamale Factory, Inc.

McGuire Industries, Inc.

Raeanne & Gilbert Martinez


Willis Permian Movers, Inc.

Volunteer or Join White-Pool House Friends

Contact us about volunteer or sponsor opportunities.

Become a member by sending $25.00 dues to:

White-Pool House Friends
112 E. Murphy St.
Odessa, TX. 79761

Rent Our Barn for Your Event

Our barn has all the ammenities you need to host your next event. Contact us for more information to rent the barn.