407 West Travis St.
Marshall, TX 75670
Nestled in the heart of Marshall’s museums and cultural activities, Starr Family Home State Historic Site is composed of several elegant structures that map the 150-year history of the Starr family in Texas. Period furnishings, clothing, and antiques trace the transition of the buildings through four generations of the Starr family in Texas history.
Fairy Garden Workshop
Guests will be provided all the supplies they'll need, including plants and a container, to make their very own fairy garden. Join us for a fun afternoon of whimsy!
$15 per fairy garden. Reservations and prepayment are required. For...
Historic Foodways Demonstration - Infused Oils & Vinegars
Barbara Judkins, the Site Manager and principal cook, is venturing into uncharted territory by experimenting with recipes from 19th century cookbooks. It's risky but could yield great results or turn out to be a culinary blunder! Stop by...
Discover Your Roots: A Genealogy Webinar for Beginners
This free webinar will cover resources available, genealogy terminology and an overview of the U.S. census forms. Forms and other information will be available for download or mailed, upon request. Q & A will be at the end of the webinar....
From the Blog
By Barbara Judkins, Site Manager, Starr Family Home
The late 19th century saw a growth in educational opportunities for women. This was fortunate for the six daughters of Frank and Clara Starr as their parents were adamant they receive a good education in the best schools with the best teachers they could afford. Some of the girls went off to school and some were taught at home but...
By Megan Maxwell, Curator, Starr Family Home State Historic Site
Frank and Clara Starr raised six girls in Maplecroft. It’s no wonder, then, that the Starr Family Home State Historic Site has a large collection of hand-made doll clothing. Most of it is in a Victorian style dating to the late 19th and early 20th centuries, depicting the distinctive Victorian puffy-sleeved shirts and...
By Megan Maxwell and Barbara Judkins, Starr Family Home
Since the mid-1800s, cotton has been a major cornerstone in the southern economy. By the 1860s, southern plantations produced two-thirds of the world’s cotton supply. Crucial to the industry were the cotton brokers, or factors as they were often called. They provided a link between the plantations and the textile mills located in...