Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site Events

October 2017

October 7

On October 7th, the public is invited to the Maxey House for a day of art.  Visitors can spend time inside the house sketching, drawing, or photographing their favorite artifact or room, as well as artifacts that will be brought out from storage just for the day.  Visitors are also invited to spend time outside capturing the grounds in any artistic medium they choose.  Sketch paper and pencils...

October 10

Join Livingston the Lion at the Maxey House on the second Tuesday of each month for a themed story and crafts!  Cost is $2.00 per child.

Visit www.visitsbmh.com for more information.

October 15

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 15th, we will be reading and discussing The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson.

If you can’t make a meeting in person or you just can't wait until the meeting to start the...

October 28

It is said things look different in the dark, and that is true of the Sam Bell Maxey House, especially around Halloween. The Maxey House will be open late on October 28th from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. for “Maxey After Dark.” Visitors are invited to step inside after night has fallen to learn about some of the more macabre aspects of Victorian culture.

Admission is $5 per person. Children...

October 31

Calling all Mummies, Daddies, and Kiddies!  Join us at the Maxey House on Tuesday, 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!  This is a free event.

November 2017

November 14

Join Livingston the Lion at the Maxey House on the second Tuesday of each month for a themed story and crafts!  Cost is $2.00 per child.

Visit www.visitsbmh.com for more information

November 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 November 19th, we will be reading and discussing Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore.

If you can’t make a meeting in person or you just can't wait until the meeting to start the...

November 29

Exhibition on view November 29-December 16, 2017

The Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site is holding a gingerbread house competition this year.  Children, families, and adults are invited to enter their best gingerbread house designs.  The gingerbread houses will be displayed throughout the decorated Sam Bell Maxey House beginning on Wednesday, November 29 and will remain on...

December 2017

December 9

Stop by the Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site on Saturday, December 9th 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 12

Join Livingston the Lion at the Maxey House on the second Tuesday of each month for a themed story and crafts!  Cost is $2.00 per child.

visit www.visitsbmh.com for more information.

December 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 December 17th, we will be reading and discussing Christmas in the Trenches by Alan Wakefield.

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...

December 19

Livingston invited St. Nicholas to the Maxey House to spend an evening with all his special friends.  During the event on Tuesday, December 19, 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 to...