Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site Events

October 2018

October 1

As part of Archeology Month, the Sam Bell Maxey House is presenting "Gravestone Symbols and their Meanings in Evergreen."

Gravestones are very personal things, used to represent the people that they honor. In the past, different symbols and carvings on gravestones held certain meanings and told the viewer something about the deceased.

Throughout the month of October, visitors...

October 1

As part of Archeology Month, the Sam Bell Maxey House is presenting "Gravestone Symbols and their Meanings in Clarksville."

Gravestones are very personal things, used to represent the people that they honor. In the past, different symbols and carvings on gravestones held certain meanings and told the viewer something about the deceased.

Throughout the month of October, visitors...

October 9

Join Livingston the Lion at the Maxey House for his Late Night with Livingston series!  Children and families are invited to join Livingston at the site on the second Tuesday of each month for a story and crafts based on a different theme each month.  October’s theme is HALLOWEEN.  Late Night with Livingston will take place on October 9 from 6-8 p.m., with story time starting at 7 p.m.

October 12

Join Livingston the Lion at the Maxey House for his Friday Fun with Livingston series!  Children and families are invited to join Livingston at the site on the second Friday of each month for a story and crafts based on a different theme each month.  October’s theme is HALLOWEEN.  Friday Fun with Livingston will take place on October 12 from 2-4 p.m., with story time starting at 3 p.m.

October 21

Join us as we continue the Maxey House Book Club! Every month, we will get together and discuss a different book. We will meet in person in the Maxey House at 3 p.m.  On October 21st, we will be reading and discussing The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell.

If you can’t make a meeting in person or you just can't wait until the meeting to start the discussion, no problem! We also...

October 31

Calling all Mummies, Daddies, and Kiddies!  Join us at the Maxey House on Wednesday, October 31 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for a Halloween Open House.  There will be plenty of Halloween-themed crafts and games for all to enjoy, and to prevent any tricks, there will also be treats.  Don’t be a scaredy-cat, come out and have a spooktacular time!

November 2018

November 9

Join Livingston the Lion at the Maxey House for his Friday Fun with Livingston series!  Children and families are invited to join Livingston at the site on the second Friday of each month for a story and crafts based on a different theme each month.  November’s theme is THANKSGIVING.  Friday Fun with Livingston will take place on November 9 from 2-4 p.m., with story time starting at 3 p.m. ...

November 13

Join Livingston the Lion at the Maxey House for his Late Night with Livingston series!  Children and families are invited to join Livingston at the site on the second Tuesday of each month for a story and crafts based on a different theme each month.  November’s theme is THANKSGIVING.  Late Night with Livingston will take place on November 13 from 6-8 p.m., with story time starting at 7 p.m...

November 18

Join us as we continue the Maxey House Book Club! Every month, we will get together and discuss a different book. We will meet in person in the Maxey House at 3 p.m.  On November 18th, we will be reading and discussing I Was Anastasia by Ariel Lawhorn.

If you can’t make a meeting in person or you just can't wait until the meeting to start the discussion, no problem! We also have an...

December 2018

December 8

Stop by the Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site on Saturday, December 8th from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. to participate in “Christmas at the Maxey House,” which focuses on the Longs’ Christmas traditions this year. 

Visitors will step into the Longs’ decorated home in the midst of celebrating Christmas with family and friends.  Artifacts once belonging to the Longs will be on display...

December 11

Join Livingston the Lion at the Maxey House for his Late Night with Livingston series!  Children and families are invited to join Livingston at the site on the second Tuesday of each month for a story and crafts based on a different theme each month.  December’s theme is CHRISTMAS.  Late Night with Livingston will take place on December 11 from 6-8 p.m., with story time starting at 7 p.m. 

December 14

Join Livingston the Lion at the Maxey House for his Friday Fun with Livingston series!  Children and families are invited to join Livingston at the site on the second Friday of each month for a story and crafts based on a different theme each month.  December’s theme is CHRISTMAS.  Friday Fun with Livingston will take place on December 14 from 2-4 p.m., with story time starting at 3 p.m. 

December 16

Join us as we continue the Maxey House Book Club! Every month, we will get together and discuss a different book. We will meet in person in the Maxey House at 3 p.m.  On December 16th, we will be reading and discussing Last Christmas in Paris by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb.

If you can’t make a meeting in person or you just can't wait until the meeting to start the discussion, no...

December 20

Livingston invited St. Nicholas to the Maxey House to spend an evening with all his special friends.  During the event on Thursday, December 20th, from 6-8 p.m., children will make Christmas-themed crafts and listen to A Visit from St. Nicholas, better known today as ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, while waiting for St. Nicholas to arrive.  After St. Nicholas arrives, children will be able...

January 2019

January 8

Join Livingston the Lion at the Maxey House for his Late Night with Livingston series!  Children and families are invited to join Livingston at the site on the second Tuesday of each month for a story and crafts based on a different theme each month.  January’s theme is SNOW.  Late Night with Livingston will take place on January 8 from 6-8 p.m., with story time starting at 7 p.m. 

January 20

Join us as we continue the Maxey House Book Club! Every month, we will get together and discuss a different book. We will meet in person in the Maxey House at 3 p.m.  On January 20th, we will be reading and discussing As Bright as Heaven by Susan Meissner.

If you can’t make a meeting in person or you just can't wait until the meeting to start the discussion, no problem! We also...

February 2019

February 8

Join Livingston the Lion at the Maxey House for his Friday Fun with Livingston series!  Children and families are invited to join Livingston at the site on the second Friday of each month for a story and crafts based on a different theme each month.  February’s theme is VALENTINE’S DAY.  Friday Fun with Livingston will take place on February 8 from 2-4 p.m., with story time starting at 3 p.m...

February 12

Join Livingston the Lion at the Maxey House for his Late Night with Livingston series!  Children and families are invited to join Livingston at the site on the second Tuesday of each month for a story and crafts based on a different theme each month.  February’s theme is VALENTINE’S DAY.  Late Night with Livingston will take place on February 12 from 6-8 p.m., with story time starting at 7 p.m...

February 17

Join us as we continue the Maxey House Book Club! Every month, we will get together and discuss a different book. We will meet in person in the Maxey House at 3 p.m.  On February 17th, we will be reading and discussing Circe by Madeline Miller.

If you can’t make a meeting in person or you just can't wait until the meeting to start the discussion, no problem! We also have an online...

March 2019

March 12

Join Livingston the Lion at the Maxey House for his Late Night with Livingston series!  Children and families are invited to join Livingston at the site on the second Tuesday of each month for a story and crafts based on a different theme each month.  March’s theme is MAXEYS’ BIRTHDAY.  Late Night with Livingston will take place on March 12 from 6-8 p.m., with story time starting at 7 p.m.

March 17

Join us as we continue the Maxey House Book Club! Every month, we will get together and discuss a different book. We will meet in person in the Maxey House at 3 p.m.  On March 17th, we will be reading and discussing Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger.

If you can’t make a meeting in person or you just can't wait until the meeting to start the discussion, no problem! We also...

April 2019

April 9

Join Livingston the Lion at the Maxey House for his Late Night with Livingston series!  Children and families are invited to join Livingston at the site on the second Tuesday of each month for a story and crafts based on a different theme each month.  April’s theme is SPRING TIME.  Late Night with Livingston will take place on April 9 from 6-8 p.m., with story time starting at 7 p.m. 

April 20

Come and enjoy various Easter activities at the Sam Bell Maxey House during Easter at the Maxey House on Saturday, April 20th, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.  Admission is free for all of the activities on the grounds.  The regular admission fees apply for tours of the historic house museum. 

Easter egg hunt age groups and times:
Ages 0-2 starts at 10:00
Ages 3-5 starts at 10:30...

April 28

Join us as we continue the Maxey House Book Club! Every month, we will get together and discuss a different book. We will meet in person in the Maxey House at 3 p.m.  On April 28th, we will be reading and discussing Impossible Saints by Clarissa Harwood.

If you can’t make a meeting in person or you just can't wait until the meeting to start the discussion, no problem! We also have...

May 2019

May 5

The Texas Historical Commission (THC) will offer FREE admission to all 20 THC state historic sites on Sunday, May 5th, including the Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site in Paris, Texas.

Join us at the Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site for free tours of the home between the hours of 9 am and 4 pm.  After your tour, bring a picnic to enjoy outside or challenge your friends...

May 10

Join Livingston the Lion at the Maxey House for his Friday Fun with Livingston series!  Children and families are invited to join Livingston at the site on the second Friday of each month for a story and crafts based on a different theme each month.  May’s theme is MOTHER’S DAY.  Friday Fun with Livingston will take place on May 10 from 2-4 p.m., with story time starting at 3 p.m. 

May 14

Join Livingston the Lion at the Maxey House for his Late Night with Livingston series!  Children and families are invited to join Livingston at the site on the second Tuesday of each month for a story and crafts based on a different theme each month.  May’s theme is MOTHER’S DAY.  Late Night with Livingston will take place on May 14 from 6-8 p.m., with story time starting at 7 p.m. 

May 19

Join us as we continue the Maxey House Book Club! Every month, we will get together and discuss a different book. We will meet in person in the Maxey House at 3 p.m.  On May 19th, we will be reading and discussing The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore.

If you can’t make a meeting in person or you just can't wait until the meeting to start the discussion, no problem! We also have...

June 2019

June 11

Join Livingston the Lion at the Maxey House for his Late Night with Livingston series!  Children and families are invited to join Livingston at the site on the second Tuesday of each month for a story and crafts based on a different theme each month.  June’s theme is FATHER’S DAY.  Late Night with Livingston will take place on June 11 from 6-8 p.m., with story time starting at 7 p.m. 

June 14

Join Livingston the Lion at the Maxey House for his Friday Fun with Livingston series!  Children and families are invited to join Livingston at the site on the second Friday of each month for a story and crafts based on different theme each month.  June’s theme is FATHER’S DAY.  Friday Fun with Livingston will take place on June 14 from 2-4 p.m., with story time starting at 3 p.m.

June 23

Join us as we continue the Maxey House Book Club! Every month, we will get together and discuss a different book. We will meet in person in the Maxey House at 3 p.m.  On June 23rd, we will be reading and discussing My Lady’s Choosing by Kitty Curan and Larissa Zageris.

If you can’t make a meeting in person or you just can't wait until the meeting to start the discussion, no problem...

July 2019

July 9

Join Livingston the Lion at the Maxey House for his Late Night with Livingston series!  Children and families are invited to join Livingston at the site on the second Tuesday of each month for a story and crafts based on a different theme each month.  July’s theme is PATRIOTIC.  Late Night with Livingston will take place on July 9 from 6-8 p.m., with story time starting at 7 p.m.

July 12

Join Livingston the Lion at the Maxey House for his Friday Fun with Livingston series!  Children and families are invited to join Livingston at the site on the second Friday of each month for a story and crafts based on a different theme each month.  July’s theme is PATRIOTIC.  Friday Fun with Livingston will take place on July 12 from 2-4 p.m., with story time starting at 3 p.m. 

July 21

Join us as we continue the Maxey House Book Club! Every month, we will get together and discuss a different book. We will meet in person in the Maxey House at 3 p.m.  On July 21st, we will be reading and discussing The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott.

If you can’t make a meeting in person or you just can't wait until the meeting to start the discussion, no problem! We also have an...

August 2019

August 9

Join Livingston the Lion at the Maxey House for his Friday Fun with Livingston series!  Children and families are invited to join Livingston at the site on the second Friday of each month for a story and crafts based on a different them each month.  August’s theme is SUMMER TIME.  Friday Fun with Livingston will take place on August 9 from 2-4 p.m., with story time starting at 3 p.m.

August 13

Join Livingston the Lion at the Maxey House for his Late Night with Livingston series!  Children and families are invited to join Livingston at the site on the second Tuesday of each month for a story and crafts based on a different theme each month.  August’s theme is SUMMER TIME.  Late Night with Livingston will take place on August 13 from 6-8 p.m., with story time starting at 7 p.m.

August 18

Join us as we continue the Maxey House Book Club! Every month, we will get together and discuss a different book. We will meet in person in the Maxey House at 3 p.m.  On August 18th, we will be reading and discussing A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn.

If you can’t make a meeting in person or you just can't wait until the meeting to start the discussion, no problem! We also...