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EXHIBIT OPENING EVENT: Saturday, November 21st, 1pm-5pm


Join us as we celebrate Texas history and the new Texas Artifacts Exhibit. Visitors will enjoy viewing the new exhibits, meeting other local artifact collectors and getting their own artifacts identified by experts: Dr. Neal Naranjo and Morris Weeks.

History can be found all around, not only in unique pieces, but in ordinary objects you would never consider. In the new Texas Artifacts exhibit, we take a look at several artifacts from all around Texas and dive deep into the vast history each object represents.

The Texas Artifacts exhibit includes paintings from local conservationists, pottery, tools, household items and early building materials. Each item has a story that years to be told.


Artifact Identification

Visitors are invited to bring artifacts, fossils and other items to be identified by experts: Morris Weeks and Dr. Neal Naranjo. Identification is free with museum admission.

Those who would like to bring items for identification are asked to RSVP by emailing In respect of all visitors bringing items with limited time, we ask that visitors bring no more than 10 items.

Please note that the Naranjo Museum will be offering “identification”, NOT APPRAISALS. The Naranjo Museum is not licensed to give any cash value to items.

Morris Weeks: Native American Artifacts Expert

Morris Weeks grew up in Lufkin, TX and has spent years collecting and researching Native American artifacts.

He enjoys sharing his knowledge with other and encourages history enthusiast to explore the world around them, “you never know what you might have”.

Morris has served on the Naranjo Museum board and has helped with numerous Artifact Identification events.

Morris Weeks will be here at the Texas Artifacts exhibit opening event to identify arrowheads, Native American artifacts, tools and more!

Dr. Naranjo: Fossil expert

As founder of the Naranjo Museum built from his own collection of fossils, one could say Dr. Naranjo knows a lot about fossils.

Dr. Naranjo has gone on fossil digs all over the country and has consulted with many experts in the field.

Dr. Naranjo will be at the Texas Artifacts exhibit opening event to help visitors identify fossils, bones, artifacts and more!

Stay in Lufkin, TX

If you plan on traveling to Lufkin, TX for the “Texas Artifacts” exhibit opening event, we encourage you to stay in Lufkin and enjoy everything the city has to offer!

Your safety is our concern

The Naranjo Museum will conduct the Texas Artifacts event in conjuction with state and local health protocols set for museums.

  • Visitors 10 years and older are required to wear a face mask when inside the Naranjo Museum.
  • Visits are asked to stay with their family and stand no less than 6ft a part from other visitors.
  • Visitors waiting for items to be identified will be spaced 6 ft a part.
  • To view Naranjo Museum protocols please click here.

A Special Thanks to….

  • The Dr. Godwin and the Sam Houston State Natural History Collections.
  • The City of Lufkin Hotel Tax Fund Board

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