Step into the warm and welcoming world of one of Texas’ best known statesmen, Sam Rayburn. One of the most powerful and influential politicians in the 20th century, Rayburn served in the U.S. Congress for 48 years, holding the position of speaker for 17 years. His 1916 home, now the Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site, preserves his real stories with original furnishings, candid photographs, and personal belongings, remaining as they were when he lived here. Visitors explore Rayburn’s personal life and political achievements and their impact on mid-20th-century history. The home is a National Historic Landmark, a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, and listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Join the Sam Rayburn House on July 27-28, 2018 for the annual Bonham Quilt Hop. We'll display quilts from our collection on the beds throughout the Sam Rayburn House. Admission is free and guided tours will be on the hour and half hour.
Join us for the annual Bonham Quilt Hop on Friday and Saturday, July 27 and 28. We will display historic quilts from the Sam Rayburn family through the beds in the historic house. Children's craft activities and refreshments. Free admission....
Join us for our biggest event of the year, Farming Heritage Day, on Saturday, September 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We'll have many hands-on activities for families, antique tractor displays, farm animals, games, a cattle judging competition,...
From the Blog
By Cortney Smith, Intern, Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site
With Bonham’s annual Quilt Hop fast approaching, we are putting a spotlight on a quilt we have here at the Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site—the Wholecloth “Boudoir” Quilt. Handmade from rayon satin and beautifully designed in the reversible pastel colors of light green and light peach, it is a great example of the...
By Anne Ruppert, Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site
Flag Day is celebrated across the United States annually on June 14. Though the Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site contains several flags and multiple objects that bear the image of the American flag, one of our favorite “flag” objects is actually a set of objects. A set of china dishes, to be exact.
By Margo McCutcheon, Intern, Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site
Did you ever wonder what treasures are hidden inside the many chests, cabinets, and desks in Sam Rayburn’s home? The "Artifact Spotlight" offers an opportunity to see and learn about artifacts that are not normally on display within the historic house. We hope to give you further...
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