Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site
Sam “Mr. Sam” Rayburn, the longest serving Speaker of the House in U.S. history, wrote that he had faith that his home would be used “for service to people, especially young people and those interested in agriculture.” We honor Mr. Sam’s trust every day here at the Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site. However, we make sure to devote one special day a year to remind our community not only about Mr. Sam and his family, but about the importance of farming and agriculture in their everyday lives. We invite you to attend our annual Farming Heritage Day event on September 24, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Sam Rayburn House. The event is free to attend for all ages.
We are offering self-guided first floor tours of the Rayburn home, and several craft activities and games. You can walk around our site to see antique tractors from the Wylie Antique Machinery Society and the Bryan County Antique Tractor Club, but don’t be surprised if you discover a new hobby along the way after speaking with local hobby groups at their information stations such as the Fannin County Master Naturalists – Bois d’Arc Chapter and the Grayson County Amateur Radio Club. Bonham State Park can tell you about its vast recreational opportunities as well as nature and animals in the area. If you’ve always been curious about how goats are milked, or how large a Polled Hereford cow is, then you’ll find out at Farming Heritage Day with local farmers and ranchers like Maeder Agricultural & Livestock Services and Doyle Hereford Ranch. Thanks to a generous sponsorship from the Fannin County Farm Bureau, we will have plenty of water for everyone who attends, and you can thank the Bureau by stopping by the Texas Farm Bureau Insurance booth. The Creative Arts Center will be with us this year to inform you about how they serve our community, and they will have a craft activity as well. For the first time ever, the Bonham Public Library will make an appearance at the event and bring along DIY traditional toys to craft onsite or at home. The Bonham Brookshire’s, the Texas A&M University-Commerce College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, and the Friends of Sam Rayburn have also graciously sponsored this amazing event. Whether you’ve lived in the Bonham area all your life or if you’re new to the area, we’ll have something for everyone at Farming Heritage Day.
The Sam Rayburn house is located at 890 W. State Hwy 56 in Bonham, Texas, and this is where Farming Heritage Day will be held. You can call us with any questions you have about Farming Heritage Day, or to schedule a tour of our site, at 903-583-5558. You may also visit our website at www.visitsamrayburnhouse.com, or email us at email@example.com.
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 contains 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.
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