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Museum for East Texas Culture

400 S Micheaux St, Palestine, TX 75801-3628
+1 903-729-1914
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Good Museum to visit

Glad we were there for the history. There were three floors that fill with information and... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2018
RSTC311
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Houston, Texas
Rich local collections in need of greater support

A lot of imagination and effort have gone into the transformation of this former high school into... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2018
Frank D
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400 S Micheaux St, Palestine, TX 75801-3628
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

Glad we were there for the history. There were three floors that fill with information and histories. It would be nice if it were air-conditioned or have fans throughout the rooms inside the building. It was hot in the afternoon when we were there. Maybe...More

1  Thank RSTC311
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

A lot of imagination and effort have gone into the transformation of this former high school into an interesting regional museum. The lower level has a reconstituted log cabin. A collection related to the black citizens of the region has many materials that need better...More

1  Thank Frank D
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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Maybe because they have 3 floors and lots of classrooms or just some dedicated folks—but this is by far a museum you don’t want to miss. A room for police history, a room for medical history, politics, sports, etc. A hallway filled with mounted deer...More

2  Thank Liz S
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

When I came here to see the dulcimer festival back in 2016, I had no idea this was a museum. Fast forward a year and a half and I, along with the fam, finally go to said museum. First of all, I'd like to thank...More

1  Thank Em G
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Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Wonderful museum that spotlights the Anderson County area. Much information on John H. Reagan and his influence. Very good staff.

2  Thank slocumdave
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

there is a remarkable sports collection there by a retired judge. I've never seen so much memorabilia.

2  Thank dynomite1300
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

We held my daughter's wedding reception in the auditorium several years ago, and I have brought my grandchildren to this museum many times. It never fails to catch their interest.

2  Thank cemlady
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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

The Building itself is remarkable, but the inside is a mess. Except for the John Reagan room, the exhibits are amateurish and dirty. The city owns the building and obviously has no interest in making it a tourism destination. Pity.

1  Thank B. S
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Reviewed 18 November 2016

This museum is great to see the history of Palestine Texas. During Palestine's annual 2-weekend Dogwood Days Festival this museum hosts an excellent dulcimer concert that provides fiddle, guitar, auto harp and other instruments. Lovely concerts. A terrific Appalachian feel. And, the museum itself reveals...More

3  Thank Steve G
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

this is a fun museum with some cool exhibits...i mean where else can you go see a full size log cabin built in the basement. the museum is set in an old high school. They have collections about the city, key people, a great exhibit...More

3  Thank psalm61
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