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 for an afternoon of East Texas photography! We will be exhibiting Paris locals Angel Girl Photography and Troy Phoenix as well as rarely seen Maxey Collection photographs. Tickets are $5 (cash preferred) and includes a self-guided tour of...
October is Texas Archeology Month! Join us on October 8 at 3:00 to 4:00 pm as we appreciate our history with FREE activities for kids including including:Mini Dig: How do archeologists find what objects ancient humans left behind? In this...
The Sam Bell Maxey House invites you to a Maxey After Dark Spiritualism Event! Experience an evening of Victorian Spiritualism with a Séance Scene, Tarot Card Reading, Palm Reading, Treats, and More! Tickets are $5.00 per person
From the Blog
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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