Texas Forestry Museum Historic Sites Tour canceled due to government shutdown

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - The Texas Forestry Museum here in Lufkin has been forced to cancel a historic sites tour scheduled for this weekend due to the government shutdown.

The museum hasn't been directly affected by the shutdown but since certain sites on the tour route are on government lands like the Davy Crockett National Forest, they won't be able to go on the tour as planned.

The museum staff apologies for the inconvenience and says the circumstances were beyond their control.

According to education coordinator at the Texas Forestry Museum Kaitlin Wieseman, "It was canceled. Basically one of the sites and it was one of the main sites that we were going to have the ruins of the sawmill is on the national forest of Davy Crockett so it's right outside of Ratcliff and it's closed to the government shutdown.>

the Texas Forestry Museum will be rescheduling the sawmill ruins tour for sometime in the Spring of 2014

The museum remains open for visitors.

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