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.
Start your Independence Day celebrations with a FREE event at the Maxey House! We will have patriotic crafts, lawn games, and make s’mores. Give us a call at 903-785-5716 for more info!
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 July 7, we will be discussing The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton.
Please note that it is up to the...
Anyone else feeling the Texas heat yet? Beat the heat with a WATER BALLOON FEST at the Maxey House!!
Wear your bathing suits and join us at 2:00 pm on July 16th as we toss balloons, enjoy some wacky water balloon races, and play some yard...
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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