Museum of East Texas

8:57am

Fri March 28, 2014
Science

Neches River symposium in Lufkin features five outdoor authors

Adrian Van Dellen of Woodville, Texas, has taken thousands of pictures of the Neches River watershed.
Credit Adrian Van Dellen

The Museum of East Texas in Lufkin will host a discussion Sunday about preserving the Neches River. The five authors on the panel have an intimate knowledge of the Neches, which flows more than 400 miles through East Texas. 

Stephen F. Austin State emeritus professor of English, Francis Abernethy, has penned a new book, “Let the River Run Wild!” Abernethy collaborated with Woodville, Texas, photographer and conservationist Adrian Van Dellen. The 88-year-old Abernethy says they spent nights on the Neches River to produce the book.

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10:05am

Wed May 15, 2013
Arts

Museum of East Texas extends rock 'n' roll memorabilia exhibit

An autographed photo of the late jazz singer Cab Calloway is part of the Poland Collection on display at the Museum of East Texas in Lufkin.
Credit Museum of East Texas

The Museum of East Texas in Lufkin has turned into a mini Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the premiere of the Robert Poland Collection. The Lufkin businessman has collected musical memorabilia for nearly 60 years. Poland owns buildings in Lufkin that house thousands of autographed records, guitars and other instruments from legendary musicians who span generations – from Muddy Waters to Bruce Springsteen. Over time, Poland said he’s developed a close network of dealers around the country, never once entertaining eBay to make purchases.

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10:38am

Fri June 15, 2012
Arts

Lufkin quilter to be featured at the International Quilt Festival

A self-taught art quilter will be featured at the International Quilt Festival in Houston. Jeanelle McCall of Lufkin draws inspiration from her garden, and her palette of colorful fabric scraps originates in her clothes closet. Her quilts are currently on display at the Museum of East Texas in Lufkin.

10:01am

Fri January 27, 2012
10:01 Spotlight

10:01 Spotlight - A Forest Insect Alphabet

Dan Maxwell travels to the Museum of East Texas in Lufkin to speak with Executive Director J.P.  McDonald, entomologist Dr. David Kulhavy and artists Charles Jones about the A Forest Insect Alphabet exhibit.

This exhibit features framed pages of the book, A Forest Insect Alphabet.  This book was hand printed and hand bound at La Nana Creek Press, Nacogdoches, Texas.  Charles Jones created the color woodcuts and black and white engravings.  Entomologist, Dr. David Kulhavy provided the scientific descriptions and wrote the quatrains to the songs about forest insects.  

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8:28am

Fri January 27, 2012
Arts

Lufkin museum program melds art, music and science

"A Forest Insect Alphabet" / Museum of East Texas

The Museum of East Texas sets to life its exhibit, "A Forest Insect Alphabet" in a combined program involving a printmaker, entomologist and folk singer. The program "art-science-music" is Sunday at 2 p.m. The exhibit runs through Sept. 4. Dan Maxwell reports.