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Exhibits & Collections

Temporary Exhibits

If These Woods Could Talk: The Thompson Lumber Company in East Texas, 1908

This photographic exhibit tells the story of a typical day at one of the Thompson Lumber Company's three east Texas sites. This exhibit is available for display at east Texas venues. Contact the Museum at 936-632-9535 for more information.

Money Trees: The Economic Impact of the Forest Products Industry in East Texas

This exhibit is designed to tell visitors about the amazing number and variety of products that have been manufactured from East Texas trees, from turpentine to toilet seats.

Timbertown Trains

Timbertown Trains is an interactive children's exhibit featuring a hands on toy train that helps children learn how trees were cut in the woods and brought to the mill and mill town by rail lines. 

Timbertown Sawmill House

The Timbertown Sawmill House is an interactive children's exhibit that teaches children what life was like for a logger at home in the early 1900's. This exhibit features hands on period-specific items such as clothing, toys and household items.

Around the World in 70 Cones

In the Blue Gallery, visitors can see "Around the World in 70 Cones, an exhibit featuring 79 different pinecones and 20 wood types. Visitors will see an eccentric collection of various pinecones from around the country, and even some from overseas.