Texas Forestry Museum to Host Sawmill Sampler

LUFKIN - The Texas Forestry Museum is hosting its annual Sawmill Sampler event on Friday, May 20, 2016 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 wooden chair making, Dutch-Oven cooking, quilting, wood turning, hoof trimming, 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 Classic Sounds, a local country, bluegrass band.  Young cloggers from Susan’s Studio of Dance will also be performing.  Children’s activities include crafts, roping, petting zoo, and free pony rides with the purchase of an event ticket.

The museum will also be presenting an Antique Kitchen Gadgets exhibit made up of kitchen gadgets loaned by individuals from surrounding areas.  Exhibit items include a handmade wooden yoke from the 1800s, a butter churn and butter mold, 1940s can sealer, an old fashioned waffle iron, a kraut slicer or mandolin, as well as many other old fashioned wooden and metal kitchen gadgets.

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, Pitt Stop Bar-B-Que, 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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