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2009-10-14 / Area Interest

: The Museum of East Texas will present The Great Pumpkin Party.

This event is scheduled for Saturday, October 24, from 1 to 3 p.m.



The Great Pumpkin Party will be held in the street in front of the Museum so that all participants can enjoy the beautiful fall weather while making their original creations and learning about John James Audubon and his avian friends. As a special treat, Mary Anne Weber, Education Director from the Houston Audubon Society, will be on hand to help participants “Soar with Birds.” Weber will teach about John James Audubon and his fascination with birds. Live birds, including hawks and owls, will be on hand and Weber will share myths, legends, and even some bird dances!


As always, a pumpkin patch featuring all sizes and shapes of pumpkins will be available, courtesy of Brookshire Brothers and William George Produce Company, Inc. Once the perfect pumpkin has been selected, it is decorated with a variety of materials, including feathers, eyes, pipe cleaners, and more. Don’t forget to bring your camera! Parents are highly encouraged to attend this event with their children and share in the fun festivities. Children under age 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.


Children throughout the region are invited to attend and participate in this annual event, one of four Super Saturdays. The Great Pumpkin Party is developed by the Museum with assistance from the I.D. and Marguerite Fairchild Foundation, the Simon and Louise Henderson Foundation, the Junior League of Lufkin, and Museum Guild. This event is open to the public and free of charge. All are welcome!


About the Museum

The Museum is a non-profit organization whose primary mission is education through exhibitions of art and history. The Museum is located at 503 N. Second Street in Lufkin, Texas (across from the Civic Center, near downtown). For general information, to schedule a docent-guided tour, to become a Museum member, or for facility rental information, call 936.639.4434 or visit our website at www.metlufkin.org. During the Audubon exhibition (September 27, 2009 through January 19, 2010), the Museum’s expanded hours will be Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Museum will be open for extended hours (until 8 p.m.) from December 19 through 23, 2009. Admission is free of charge.


Contact: J.P. McDonald, Executive Director, Museum of East Texas, 936.639.4434, jmcdonald@metlufkin.org; or Allyson Langston, PR/Marketing, Museum of East Texas, 936.639.4434, alangston@metlufkin.org

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