The Museum for East Texas Culture resides in the old Palestine High School building on Micheaux Street in Reagan Park. It was designed and built in 1915-16. (The Museum officially opened on March 19, 1982, for the first weekend of the Dogwood Trails). The Museum has many displays of railroad life and artifact culture. In 1874-1875, the general offices, shops, and yards of the I. & G. N. were moved to Palestine. In later years, the I. & G. N. merged with the Missouri-Pacific Railroad. The Missouri-Pacific Railroad merged then with the Union-Pacific Railroad that now has limited freight facilities and car shops in Palestine. Along with many other railroad artifacts, such as lanterns, oil cans, rail sections, tools, and photographs, are the counter, desk and telegraph key from the now demolished Palestine Railroad Depot.