Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site Events

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 for his Late Nite 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 Nite with Livingston will take place on December 12 from 6-8 p.m., with story time starting at 7 p.m.  The...

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 21

Livingston invited St. Nicholas to the Maxey House to spend an evening with all his special friends.  During the event on Thursday, December 21, 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...

January 2018

January 9

Join Livingston the Lion at the Maxey House for his Late Nite 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 Nite with Livingston will take place on January 9 from 6-8 p.m., with story time starting at 7 p.m.  The cost is $...

January 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 January 21st, we will be reading and discussing Among the Wonderful by Stacy Carlson.

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...

February 2018

February 13

Join Livingston the Lion at the Maxey House for his Late Nite 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 Nite with Livingston will take place on February 13 from 6-8 p.m., with story time starting at 7 p.m...

February 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 February 18th, we will be reading and discussing The Hundred Year Walk: An Armenian Odyssey by Dawn Anahid MacKeen.

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

March 2018

March 13

Got a case of spring fever?  Find your cure at the Maxey House’s “Spring Break Extravaganza.”  Starting on March 13 through March 16, the Maxey House will have different activities and crafts each day for children and their families to participate in from 2-4 p.m. 

Tuesday – Things with Strings!  - Children are invited to the Maxey House to make their own kite while getting to try out...

March 13

Join Livingston the Lion at the Maxey House for his Late Nite 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 Nite with Livingston will take place on March 13 from 6-8 p.m., with story time starting at 7 p.m.  The...

March 14

Got a case of spring fever? Find your cure at the Maxey House's "Spring Break Extravaganza." Starting on March 13 through March 16, the Maxey House will have different activities and crafts each day for children and their families to participate in from 2-4 p.m.

Wednesday – Game Play Day – Head out to the Maxey House to play rousing games of checkers, dominoes, and marbles with friends...

March 15

Got a case of spring fever?  Find your cure at the Maxey House’s “Spring Break Extravaganza.”  Starting on March 13 through March 16, the Maxey House will have different activities and crafts each day for children and their families to participate in from 2-4 p.m. 

Thursday – Bubbles, bubbles everywhere! – Pop on over to the Maxey House for some bubblicious fun!  Children are invited...

March 16

Got a case of spring fever?  Find your cure at the Maxey House’s “Spring Break Extravaganza.”  Starting on March 13 through March 16, the Maxey House will have different activities and crafts each day for children and their families to participate in from 2-4 p.m. 

Friday – Field Day –Try your hand at croquet or knock down some pins while playing lawn bowling.  Afterwards, challenge a...

March 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 March 18th, we will be reading and discussing The Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean.

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...

March 31

Come and enjoy various Easter activities at the Sam Bell Maxey House during Easter at the Maxey House on Saturday, March 31st, 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 2018

April 10

Join Livingston the Lion at the Maxey House for his Late Nite 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 Nite with Livingston will take place on April 10 from 6-8 p.m., with story time starting at 7 p.m.  The cost...

April 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 April 15th, we will be reading and discussing A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway.

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 2018

May 6

The Texas Historical Commission (THC) will offer FREE admission to all 20 THC state historic sites on Sunday, May 6th, including the Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site in Paris, Texas.  Stop by the Sam Bell Maxey House between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm for a free tour.

May 8

Join Livingston the Lion at the Maxey House for his Late Nite 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 Nite with Livingston will take place on May 8 from 6-8 p.m., with story time starting at 7 p.m.  The cost is $...

May 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 May 20th, we will be reading and discussing The Passing Bells by Phillip Rock.

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...

June 2018

June 12

Join Livingston the Lion at the Maxey House for his Late Nite 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 Nite with Livingston will take place on June 12 from 6-8 p.m., with story time starting at 7 p.m.  The cost...

June 24

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 24th, we will be reading and discussing The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

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 26

Summer heat got you down? Get cooled off at the Sam Bell Maxey House’s Summer Sprinkler Parties! It’s your chance to run through sprinklers on the Maxey House grounds! In addition to the sprinklers, there will be other water-themed games and activities to participate in. If water isn’t your thing, come and play historic games to play on the grounds. Feel free to make an evening out of it and...

July 2018

July 10

Join Livingston the Lion at the Maxey House for his Late Nite 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 Nite with Livingston will take place on July 10 from 6-8 p.m., with story time starting at 7 p.m.  The cost is $...

July 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 July 15th, we will be reading and discussing A Duty to the Dead by Charles Todd.

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...

July 31

Summer heat got you down? Get cooled off at the Sam Bell Maxey House’s Summer Sprinkler Parties! It’s your chance to run through sprinklers on the Maxey House grounds! In addition to the sprinklers, there will be other water-themed games and activities to participate in. If water isn’t your thing, come and play historic games to play on the grounds. Feel free to make an evening out of it and...

August 2018

August 7

Summer heat got you down? Get cooled off at the Sam Bell Maxey House’s Summer Sprinkler Parties! It’s your chance to run through sprinklers on the Maxey House grounds! In addition to the sprinklers, there will be other water-themed games and activities to participate in. If water isn’t your thing, come and play historic games to play on the grounds. Feel free to make an evening out of it and...

August 14

Join Livingston the Lion at the Maxey House for his Late Nite 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 Nite with Livingston will take place on August 14 from 6-8 p.m., with story time starting at 7 p.m.  The...

August 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 August 19th, we will be reading and discussing The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie.

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