East Texas Oil Museum open Good Friday, returns to spring schedule
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The East Texas Oil Museum will be open Good Friday and Saturday, April 18-19, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., but will be closed Sunday in observance of Easter.


The museum has just initiated its spring schedule which is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, and Sundays from 2 to 5 p.m. The museum is closed on Mondays.


The museum is hosting the traveling art exhibit, “Black and Gold: The Rise of an American Legacy,” through April 25, featuring the works of national award-winning artist Lee Alban.


The regional tour is sponsored by Good Art Company, a subsidiary of Dream Development of Fredericksburg.


The exhibit features a collection of oil paintings that capture oil field scenes based on black and white photographs from the early 1930s to the 1940s, some of which are of Kilgore.


The original oil paintings and prints will be available for sale at the museum during the duration of the exhibit.


According to Joe White, museum director, visitors are encouraged to allow at least two hours to tour, so they will have sufficient time to enjoy the museum without being rushed.


Admission is $5 for children ages 3-11 and $8 for ages 12 and older.


The museum is located at the corner of Highway 259 and Ross Street on the KC campus.


For more information, contact the museum at (903) 983-8295 or visit www.easttexasoilmuseum.com.


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