Sam Bell Maxey was a Mexican War veteran, former Confederate general, and future U.S. Senator when his family moved into their fashionable, newly built home on the south side of Paris in 1868. In this home, the Maxey family navigated the political and social landscape from Reconstruction Era Texas through the start of the First World War. The home’s newly restored interiors showcase original family furnishings, clothing, and letters. These give insight into the lives of the three generations of the family that bore witness to Reconstruction’s challenging legacy.
Join us as we continue the Maxey House Book Club! Every month, we will get together at the Maxey House and discuss a different book. On September 6, we will be discussing The Devil in the White by Erik Larson. Get more information about the Maxey...
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By Alysha Richardson, Site Manager, Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site
Restoration happens in many shapes and forms, but there is something special about the process of restoring historic gardens to capture their past beauty. To happen accurately, it takes a lot of research to identify the correct plants. As site manager, I get to see firsthand the work it takes to restore a ...
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