Sam Rayburn worked with some of the most powerful and important people in recent American history, but his close contact with the American elite never lured him from his home in Bonham, Texas. His roots remained firmly with his family and the farm life that sustained them throughout their lives and, as Rayburn himself remarked, "My family and I have always lived on a farm - we love the dirt." Although we celebrate and preserve the Rayburn way of life every day at the Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site, each year we show how "we love the dirt" as Mr. Sam once did with our Farming Heritage Day event.
To ensure the health and safety of our visitors and participants, this year's event will offer reservations for timed entry to the event. Only ten guests will be allowed in for each time slot and they will be able to spend 15 minutes at each event station. Tour the first floor of Mr. Sam's home, check out antique tractors, visit our livestock displays, and more! Each family will also receive a take-home craft bag full of DIY farming related crafts.
Admission is still free, but reservations are required!
Time slots are available every 15 minutes from 10 am to 2 pm.
Call today to reserve your time slot: 903.583.5558.
The Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site tells the real story of Sam Rayburn, one of the most powerful and influential politicians of the 20th century, in his authentic 1916 home. Preserved as a period time capsule, the two-story home contained all original Rayburn furnishings and housewares. The Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site is one of 34 historic attractions operated by the Texas Historical Commission. For more information, visit www.VisitSamRayburnHouse.com.
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