Arts, History and Culture
Provides a comprehensive and diverse series of performing arts programming for the citizens of Angelina County. Season subscriptions are available at the Temple Theater box office on the Angelina College campus. Subscriber benefits include priority seating, discounts on additional single ticket purchases, and a new Diners' Discount Card. For a season brochure or more information, call the box office at (936) 633-5454.
Downtown Lufkin is the site of many dining establishments, unique retail shops and antique collections. Also, a historic walking tour reveals the history of Lufkin. Don't miss the beautiful murals painted by Lance Hunter throughout the downtown area. There are five, each depicting historic businesses or tales of Lufkin. In our city hall, you'll find the Medford Western Art Collection, which features beautiful western art. (936) 633-0206.
The History Center, a new, free-to-the-public 12,000 square foot public history and archives center, collects, preserves, and explores the history of East Texas for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations. Research holdings include books, manuscripts, business and local government records, maps, newspapers, audio and video materials, and more than 70,000 photographs. (936) 829-3543.
The Museum of East Texas explores art and history through exhibits, lectures, performances, classes and publications. The museum was founded in 1976 and is one of the first in East Texas. The museum is located at 503 North Second Street and is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is free. (936) 639-4434.
The Texas Forestry Museum, the only of its kind in Texas, features the industry that made Lufkin possible - forest products. You can spend several hours in this museum looking through historic and unique collections, and learning about the forest industry. The museum is located at 1905 Atkinson Drive and is open from 10 am to 5 pm, Monday through Saturday, and 1 pm to 5 pm on Sunday. Admission is free. (936) 632-9535.