Welcome to the childhood world of our 43rd President, George W. Bush, and his remarkable family.
The mission of the George W. Bush Childhood Home, Inc., is to express and interpret the history of one of America’s great families by telling the story of the Bush Family and the childhood of George W. Bush in Midland, Texas, and celebrating the lives of two presidents, two governors, and two first ladies.
Third Thursday Reading Event - June 20, 2019
FREE – Laura Bush Literacy Program reading event, Thurs. June 20th, from 4:30-5:30 PM in our Visitor Center for kids of all ages. Our featured book will be "Our Great Big Backyard"". Children get snacks, a free copy of the feature book and a gift bag from Whataburger and the Children's Dental Center
Please call 432-685-1112 to reserve spaces for your children.
Literacy Program Sponsors: Whataburger, Diane Christianson, Midland Academy Charter School, The Texas Pecos Trail Region, Children's Dental Center, Lee High School Students in Philanthropy, Greenwood High School Students in Philanthropy and The Pevehouse Family Foundation.
The Laura Bush Bookshelves are also fully stocked and ready for children of all ages to receive a free book to call their own. Come by during our normal business hours and pick out your book! Limit 1 book per child/day. You can also exchange your old books for new ones.
New or gently used book donations are always welcomed. Drop your books off in our Gift Shop during our normal business hours.
Posted: May 17, 2019
Storytime with Young Readers May 23rd, 2019 10-11AM
Join us and the West Texas Homeschool Co-Op as we host our monthly event Storytime with Young Readers! This program is for our younger audience and the reading will be done by the West Texas Homeschool Co-op in a collaborative effort to give these homeschooled children a chance to read in front of a nonjudgmental audience to boost their confidence in their reading skills. By having these older children read out loud, it also teaches the younger children to embrace public speaking! So, bring your tiny tots over to the George W. Bush Childhood Home and enjoy a few books and some additional arts & crafts!
Sponsors: Whataburger, Midland Academy Charter School, Children’s Dental Center, Louise Christianson and the Texas Pecos Trail
Posted: Apr 19, 2019
West Texas Living History Camp
The George W. Bush Childhood Home and the Midland Texas Historical Society are partnering with You ASKED for it Character Programs and Weddings to bring you a one of a kind history camp that will knock your socks off!
Join us as we learn all about the natives from the area, the Spanish involvement with Texas, Texas and the Civil War, all about the Alamo, oil barons, and much more! The goal of this camp is to get children excited about history! Children will have the opportunity to learn from local experts on native artifacts, presidents, and oil field history. Each segment will be accompanied by an arts & craft project, a story time, outside activities, and FOOD!
On Friday, parents will be asked to attend a final program see everything their child has learned while at camp! You do not want to miss this camp, it is truly a one of a kind experience!.. and for just $25 it is a a great deal! Curriculum is geared for children 8-12.
The camp will be held at the Midland Texas Historical Society building located at 200 N Main St, Midland, TX 79701 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.
Follow this link for our online sign up form:
Thank YOU to our Sponsors: Chick-fil-a, H-E-B
If YOU would like to donate or sponsor the camp, please email email@example.com
If YOU would like to volunteer as a camp counselor, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted: Apr 10, 2019
Flat George - Take him everywhere!
Flat George is here! Download it, color it and take pictures of him wherever you go! Post them on our Facebook page.
We would like to thank our sponsors for their generous donations for the prize packages for the Flat George Spring Break Adventure! Museum of the Southwest - Midland, Texas, Susie's South Forty Confections, Inc., Petroleum Museum, Midland Rockhounds Proffessional Baseball, Old Miners Maze Family Park, and Cinergy Entertainment
Stay tuned for other great Flat George adventures!
Posted: Mar 20, 2019
Congratulations to our Flat George winners!
First, all of us at the George W. Bush Childhood Home would like to thank all of the children and their parents for participating! We had a lot of fun and it has inspired us to keep our Flat George Adventure going! After the contest is over, you can still take George on all your adventures and submit your story to our Facebook page. We will continue to publish all of the fun places George has visited with our friends!
We would also like to thank our sponsors: Museum of the Southwest - Midland, Texas, Petroleum Museum, Old Miners Maze Family Park, Cinergy Entertainment, Susie's South Forty Confections, Inc., & Midland RockHounds for their contributions to our prize baskets!
Now.. the moment you have all been waiting for..
George that traveled the furthest from Midland winner is Meghan!
George that traveled to the most places in Midland winners are the Johnston kids!
And Facebook's Choice winners are Cooper and Nolan!
Congratulations friends! All contestants please check your emails for some exciting details!
Posted: Mar 20, 2019
Posted: Feb 9, 2019
2018 annual newsletter
Thank you for your support throughout the years. We hope you enjoy our annual newsletter
Posted: Dec 11, 2018
Statement on the passing of George H. W. Bush
Today, we are saddened by the news that the 41st president of the United States, George H. W. Bush, passed away in Houston, Texas yesterday.
The former president exemplified the values that so many Americans hold dear. He believed in making a difference by serving others whether it was as a naval aviator, elected official, husband or father. The United States of America has lost a man who exemplified in every way, the character of its greatest generation. The former President is a national treasure, and the goal of the George W. Bush Childhood Home is to preserve his legacy, and the legacy of his family, for the benefit of the generations to come.
In memory of one of America's greatest leaders, the board of directors and staff of the George W. Bush Childhood Home will have a large banner available in the Visitor Center where the public will have the opportunity to express their condolences which will be sent to the Bush family. The public is invited to come by during normal business hours between Saturday, December 1st and Wednesday, December 5th. American flags will be given to all while supplies last.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Bush family.
Posted: Dec 1, 2018
Volunteers are needed! We're gearing up for our busy spring and summer season.
The George W. Bush Childhood Home is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and relies on caring and giving volunteers to run our gift shop and provide guided tours of the historic home.
Volunteer's schedules are very flexible. You can work a 3 hour shift once a week, every other week or once a month, depending on your availability.
If you are looking for a fun way to meet people from around the world and some occasional dignitaries, please consider helping us preserve this unique presidential site and help our visitors take a trip back in time.
Help us share Midland's Heritage!
email us at email@example.com or call volunteer coordinator, Gayle Dodson, 432-528-2157 if you are interested.
Posted: Feb 16, 2018
Smile.Amazon.com - an easy way to donate at no cost to you!
Did you know you can shop at smile.amazon.com and have .5% of your purchases donated to our museum - at no extra cost to you? We hope you'll consider choosing us as your organization of choice when you shop. Thank you.
Posted: Nov 17, 2017
Children's Book Donations Needed
Our Laura Bush Literacy Program has been a huge success over the last 7+ years. It is comprised of two parts:
"Third Thursday Reading Program" Staff members read several short stories of interest to children. These periodic events are held in our Visitor Center and attendees are provided refreshments. These programs are from 4:30 - 5:30 PM and open to children of all ages. Children also get to take home a free copy of the feature book.
"The Laura Bush Bookshelves" Children's books are available, free of charge, to all children. Books will be available in our Visitor Center and can be picked up during our normal business hours.
In order to make this a success we are asking for your help. Because of growing demand, our book supplies have dwindled, especially in the Pre-K section. Board books and tactile books for babies and toddlers are in big demand. We are asking the public for donations of new or gently used books for children of all ages. Please drop off your donations at our Gift Shop. We can arrange to pick up large volumes of books if you are unable to deliver them. Please call 685-1112 to make arrangements for pick-up.
Please help us keep the joy of reading alive in our children!
Posted: Jul 21, 2017
1949 Hoffman TV now on display
We would like to publicly thank a couple of fine gentlemen for their help in getting a 1949 Hoffman TV, the same model that the Bush family owned while living in this house. Newton Shrader found the TV for us and the owner, Eric Hill, donated the TV to us. Thank you for helping us make this Home as historically accurate as possible! The TV is currently on display!
Posted: Aug 31, 2012
Help us find.......Please help us find a set of 1950 Westinghouse washer and dryer.
Posted: Aug 31, 2012
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Posted: Nov 19, 2009
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Tues–Sat 10 AM – 5 PM, Sun 2–5 PM
Tours given until 4:30 PM
Closed Mondays, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day
1412 West Ohio Avenue
Midland, Texas 79701
Phone: (432) 685-1112