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 Margo McCutcheon
Rayburnisms are what people have called quotes from Sam Rayburn. Some Rayburnisms are insightful, some full of wisdom, some are funny, and some are kind of mean and petty (I like to call those RayBURNisms).
Some quotes feature Mr. Sam’s religious teachings, and others show how he was always a die-hard Democrat with something to say about his Republican...
On Thursday, November 18, 2021, the Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site and the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History’s Sam Rayburn Museum in Bonham brought together a panel of Sam Rayburn experts to discuss the impact Sam Rayburn’s death had on his community, his district, and the nation as a whole.
Part of our ongoing series on the life and career of one of the most...
By Margo McCutcheon, Site Educator, Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site
There’s nothing wrong with having a little treat any time you want. Everyone deserves something for making it through the day, but of course you don’t need an excuse for why you deserve a sweet snack in order to have one.
Although I don’t know for sure if the Rayburn family were as partial to...
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