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
February is Black History Month, a time to reflect on the identity and achievements of African Americans in our community. This year's theme is "The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity." We thought it would be a good time to introduce the family that was the backbone of day-to-day operations at Mr. Sam's farm.
Bobbie Erskine was hired as the Rayburn family’s cook in...
On Thursday, January 28, the Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site and the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History’s Sam Rayburn Museum in Bonham are teaming up to present a look at the life and career of one of the most influential Americans of the 20th Century.
This two-part series will explore Sam Rayburn’s humble beginnings and rise to become the longest serving Speaker of the...
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...
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