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Pumpkin Party

October 28, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

The Museum of East Texas presents Pumpkin Party on Saturday, October 28, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the plaza in front of the Museum. Children are invited to select and decorate a pumpkin. A variety of craft materials will be provided. Additional activities include Halloween games, face painting, and refreshments. Costumes are encouraged! Don’t forget to bring your camera and take pictures at our spookylicious photo board! Parents are highly encouraged to attend this event with their children and share in the fun festivities. This event is open to the public. Always free. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Festival of Trees

November 20, 2017 – January 3, 2018

The Museum Guild of the Museum of East Texas is pleased and proud to present our annual spectacular Festival of Trees from November 20, 2017, through January 3, 2018. The Museum is transformed into a winter wonderland with a large variety of trees decorated in every way imaginable. It is a magnificent sight to behold and thrills and delights countless numbers of visitors annually.

The Festival of Trees is the Museum Guild’s annual fundraiser and those who choose to become sponsors help provide scholarships for Art Camp, technology for the Museum, and special gifts to the Museum of East Texas throughout the year. Last year’s grand display featured over one hundred thirty-nine trees ranging in size from three feet to twelve feet tall.

Members’ Gala

December 9, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

The 41th Annual Members’ Gala is scheduled for Saturday, December 9 from 7 to 9 p.m. The Gala is held in gratitude of Museum members and their support.  If you are not a Museum member and would like to join, memberships will be available at the Gala or you can contact the Museum at any time for membership information. Museum memberships begin at $25.

Family Day

December 17, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Children of all ages are welcome to share in the joy of the season. Since its inception in 1976, the Museum of East Texas has hosted Family Day, a fun-filled afternoon for families to participate in art workshops, storytelling, and a visit with jolly old St. Nick.  Bring your cameras, as there will be lots of photographic opportunities. Join us at the Museum on Sunday, December 17 from 2 to 4 p.m. This event is open to the public and free of charge.

Extended Hours

December 19 – 23, Museum open until 8 p.m.

The Museum of East Texas is happy to announce their extended hours from December 19 – 23. On these evenings, the Museum will stay open until 8 p.m. so that all can come and enjoy the splendor of the Festival of Trees. This event is open to the community for no charge, and cameras are always welcome.

Festival of Trees Ends

January 3, 2018, 5:00 p.m.