Museum For East Texas Culture
Located in the historic former Palestine High School, the Museum For East Texas Culture offers permanent exhibits that tell the early history of Anderson County. The museum also offers special exhibits dedicated of the history of the local fire department and railroads, as well as exhibits dedicated to African American history. The museum opened in 1982 shortly after local citizens saved the historic school from destruction and raised funds for its renovation and conversion to a museum. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.
Backstory and Context
Franklin, Drew. "Palestine High School." National Park Service - National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. September 24, 1986. https://atlas.thc.state.tx.us/NR/pdfs/86002295/86002295.pdf.