Texas Forestry Museum to Host Sawmill Sampler

LUFKIN - The Texas Forestry Museum is hosting its annual Sawmill Sampler event on Friday, May 12, 2017 from 6 – 8 pm. Travel back in time to discover what life was like in early East Texas sawmill towns. There will be demonstrations on chair making, hat felting, quilting, wood turning, old fashioned food preservation, and more. 

Sample a variety of beans and cast your vote for the winner of the Sawmill Bean Cook-Off.  Also enjoy food samples offered by local restaurants, while listening to the Hartz family, a local family of musicians.  Young cloggers from Susan’s Studio of Dance will also be performing.  Children’s activities include crafts, petting zoo, and free pony rides with the purchase of an event ticket.

The museum will also present a Vintage Hats exhibit. On loan to the museum from local individuals, these hats include an 1880s cowboy hat, women’s everyday fashion hats from the 1920s, a Texas Centennial straw hat, and more.

Tickets are $8.00 in advance and $10.00 at the door for adults; $5.00 for ages 4 to 12, and ages 3 & under are free.  Tickets may be purchased at the museum or online at  This event is sponsored by: Catfish King, Stringer’s Lufkin Bar-B-Que, Posados, Cracker Barrel, and the Texas Forestry Association.

For more information, contact the museum at 936-632-9535.  The Texas Forestry Museum is located at 1905 Atkinson Drive, Lufkin, TX.

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