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Featured event: Museum for East Texas Culture

Open every Wednesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Museum for East Texas Culture, at 400 Micheaux Street, remains one of Palestine's main tourist attractions. With rooms and artifacts galore from the 19th and 20th centuries, visitors may need to spend an entire day exploring.

The museum is housed inside the city's former high school, junior high, and elementary school. The building closed in 1976, but was renovated and reopened in 1982.

The museum contains something for almost everyone, but visitors should go and find out for themselves. A few of the many attractions include: the School Room, a real school room from the 1900's; the Railroad Room with artifacts from Palestine's railroad days; the Fire Department room with artifacts from the history of fire departrment; and, the former gynasium contains a replica log cabin. Call 903-723-1914 to find out more.

Thursday, Jan. 31

9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.—Railroad Heritage Center, 903-586-7141

10 a.m.-5 p.m.—Museum for East Texas Culture, 903-723-1914

10 a.m.—Mats for the Homeless, Palestine Senior Activity Center, 903-729-0255

5:30 p.m.—Tai Chi Club, Palestine Public Library, 903-729-4121

Friday, Feb. 1

9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.—Railroad Heritage Center, 903-586-7141

10 a.m.-5 p.m.—Museum for East Texas Culture, 903-723-1914

Saturday, Feb. 2

9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.—Railroad Heritage Center, 903-586-7141

9:30 a.m.—Tai Chi Club, Palestine Public Library, 903-729-4121

10 a.m.-3 p.m.—Curious Museum, 903-727-0204

10 a.m.-5 p.m.—Museum for East Texas Culture, 903-723-1914

Sunday, Feb. 3

10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.—Pre-game Super Snack Sunday, Grace Church, 903-724-0730

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.—Chili & Baked Potato Fundraiser, Southside Baptist Church, 903-729-6064

Monday, Feb. 4

9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.—Railroad Heritage Center, 903-586-7141

5:30 p.m.—City Council regular meeting, City Hall, 903-731-8414

6 p.m.—Informational meeting for facility bond election, Westwood Elementary, 903-729-1776

7 p.m.—Square dance lessons, Palestine Senior Activity Center, 903-729-0255

Tuesday, Feb. 5

8:30 a.m.—Cloggers, Palestine Senior Activity Center, 903-729-0255

9 a.m.-2 p.m.—Income Tax Aide with Alan Gell, Palestine Senior Activity Center, 903-729-0255

9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.—Railroad Heritage Center, 903-586-7141

11 a.m.-2 p.m.—St. Philip's Episcopal Church Chili Fiesta, 903-729-4214

1 p.m.—Bridge, Palestine Senior Activity Center, 903-729-0255

4 p.m.—Woodcarvers, Palestine Senior Activity Center, 903-729-0255

5:30-9:30 p.m.—Red Cross Class, Palestine YMCA, 903-729-3139

6-7:30 p.m.—The Landing, New Life Community Church, 903-724-7704

6-9 p.m.—Valentine Hand-Lettering workshop, Over Yonder Crafts ($35), 903-731-4121

6:30-8 p.m.—Police Explorers, City Council Chambers, 903-731-8418

6:45-8 p.m.—Swing dance lessons, Palestine YMCA, 903-729-3139

Wednesday, Feb. 6

9:30 a.m.— Newcomers meeting, 901 N. Cedar, 214-769-7113

9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.—Railroad Heritage Center, 903-586-7141

10 a.m.—Preschool Storytime, Palestine Public Library, 903-729-4121

10 a.m.-5 p.m.—Museum for East Texas Culture, 903-723-1914

12:30 p.m.—Painting class, Palestine Senior Activity Center, 903-729-0255

6-10 p.m.—Adult Basketball, Palestine YMCA, 903-729-3139

Upcoming Events

Thursday, Feb. 7—WE CARE Palestine Love Your Neighbor Banquet, 6 p.m., Ben E. Keith Community Center, 281-753-5365

Thursday, Feb. 7—Square Dance, 7-10 p.m., Palestine Senior Activity Center, 903-729-0255

Thursday, Feb. 7—That's Amore Pizza Making Class, 6 p.m., Sabor a Pasion, 903-729-9500

Friday, Feb. 8—Overnight Ghost Hunt, 8 p.m.-10 a.m., Museum for East Texas Culture, 903-723-1914

Saturday, Feb. 9—Haunted Museum Ghost Hunt, 8 p.m.-2 a.m., Historic Anderson County Jail, 903-373-8158

Saturday, Feb. 9—Handgun License Class, 903-764-2715

Saturday, Feb. 9—YMCA Daddy-Daughter, Mother-Son Dance, 5 p.m., YMCA, 903-729-3139

Friday, Feb. 15—Upper Neches Pesticide Conference, 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 903-723-3735

Saturday, Feb. 23—Mardi Gras on Main Street, 2-6 p.m., 903-723-3014

Tuesday, Feb. 26—Brunch Bunch, 9:30 a.m., Palestine Regional Medical Center, 903-731-1383

Saturday, March 23 and Saturday, March 30—Annual Master Gardener Tree and Plant Sale, 8 a.m-4 p.m., Federal Building Parking Lot, 903-724-5429

Don’t see your favorite activity on the list? Call Lisa Tang at the Herald-Press, (903) 729-0281, ext. 244, or email news@palestineherald.com. Please provide the event’s name, location, and times, as well as a contact phone number.