Naranjo Museum of Natural History Board Members A A

The Naranjo Family is pleased to share their passion for pre-history, ancient history and Texas history. Dr. Jennings Neal Naranjo, Ph.D. has had a life long passion for paleontology. Thanks to the support and encouragement of his wife, Dr. Naranjo built and donated his museum collection of fossils to the Naranjo Museum of Natural History for the East Texas community to enjoy. Dr. Naranjo oversees the operations, exhibits and research of the museum collections.

Mary Ann Naranjo, CPA shares her husbands passion for history, education and philanthropy. As a certified public accountant, Mary Ann donates her expertise in overseeing the business and accounting functions of the Naranjo Foundation and Naranjo Museum.

Katie Naranjo, proud daughter, specializes in public relations and online marketing. Since the opening of the museum, Katie shares her expertise in communications to provide information to the public on upcoming museum events and developments.

Jennings Neal Naranjo II, right-hand to Dr. Neal, joins the team on dinosaur digs and assists the museum with cataloging the fossil collection. Finishing school in California, Jennings travels to Lufkin regularly to help the museum.

Community Supporters

Joe Deason
Lufkin Middle School, Principal, Retired

Don Elsom
Superintendent, Letexo ISD

Rachel Gallaway
Principal, Centerville ISD

Honorable Jack Gordon
Mayor, City of Lufkin

Hattie Hamilton
City Secretary, City of Alto

Sharlene Hoffmaster
Library Director, J.H. Wootters Crockett Public Library

Reverend Lewis Jones
First Baptist Chrurch, Groveton, TX

Jeannie Julian
Assistant Superintendent, Crockett ISD

Debbie Kelly
Director, Vista Academy of Crockett

James M. Largent Ed.D.
Superintendent, Rusk ISD

John L. Lawrence
Board Member, Crockett ISD School Board

Bruce Marchand
Director, Pineywoods Community Academy Charter School, Lufkin

Honorable Dr. Wayne Mask
Mayor, City of Crockett

Honorable Jim McReynolds
Former State Representative, District 12

Rebecca Petty, BSRT, CNMT
Woodland Heights Hospital, Lufkin

Darlene Pile
Groveton News

Dave Plymale
Superintendent, Trinity ISD

Honorable Byron Richards
Mayor, City of Groveton

Brenda Russell
Library Director, T.L.L. Temple Memorial Library

Suzanne Steed
Crockett Economic & Industrial Development Corporation

Honorable Lyle Stubbs
Mayor, City of Trinity

Honorable Lew Vail
Mayor, City of Onalaska

Ray West
Superintendent, Shelbyville ISD

Posted March 23, 2015

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Naranjo Museum of Natural History

Tickets Price
Age 3 & under Free
Age 4 to 18 $5.00
Adults $7.50

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Mon. - Sat.: 10 AM to 6 PM
Sunday: 1 PM to 6 PM

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