Despite its all-encompassing name, the Museum of East Texas (503 N. Second St., 936/639-4434, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tues.–Fri., 1–5 p.m. Sat. and Sun., free) isn’t as grand as it sounds. Built in 1976, the museum primarily features exhibits showcasing the talents of regional artists. Though there are occasional traveling shows and science or children’s exhibits, the museum devotes much of its attention to the work of locals, which is certainly commendable yet somewhat limited in scope.
The museum also hosts occasional lectures, performances, classes, kids’ art camps, and publications dedicated to the character and heritage of East Texas .