890 W. State Hwy. 56
Bonham, TX 75418
GPS: N33° 34' 10" W96° 12' 27"
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.
From the Blog
By Anne Rupert and Kathy Lathen, Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site
Highlights:Birth: April 27,1912 Death: December 9, 1977 Notable: Loyce was Sam Rayburn's sister-in-law, worked at the Sam Rayburn Library, and was an integral part of the Sam Rayburn House Museum's formation and interpretation.
Loyce Cordelia DeBerry was the daughter of Henry M. and Nora DeBerry...
By Stacie Flood, Assistant Site Manager, Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site
The Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site invites you to “A Rayburn Christmas.” Throughout the month of December, the site will be decorated as Mr. Sam and Miss Lou decked their halls. The house will be filled with the sights, sounds, and fragrances of the season.
Self-guided Christmas themed...
October is Texas Archeology Month, the time we celebrate the science and history of past cultures. But what is archeology? A traditional definition of archeology is the scientific study of material remains of past human life and activities. When we think of archeology, we often picture ancient civilizations that left little to no written record of their history. But there is an entire...
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