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.
The Sam Bell Maxey House invites you to celebrate the Maxey House's 154th Birthday!
We will have birthday cake, a SNOWBALL FIGHT, and Christmas crafts!
The event is come-and-go and FREE!
Join us on January 14th for an Art Day at the Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site! The Maxey House will be open from 1:00 to 4:00 pm for artists to come and sketch, photograph, or paint. This is a FREE event. All ages and art mediums are...
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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