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.
Around the Town in 80 Days
Hey kids - Join us and other area attractions on June 5th from 10 AM -1 PM at the Centennial Branch of the Midland County Library to get your passports and passport photos for this fun summer program.
The program runs from June 5th - August 23rd.
Get ready to travel and visit many attractions and events in the Tall City you've never seen before!
Earn prizes throughout the summer!
Posted: May 22, 2013
Laura Bush Literacy Program Reading Event - June 20th
FREE reading event for children
Thursday, June 20th, from 4:30-5:30 PM, the George W. Bush Childhood Home will be holding a FREE reading event for children of all ages in the Visitor Center. Children will read a few books including the feature book "Gimme Cracked Corn and I Will Share" and each child will receive a copy of the book to call their own. Refreshments will also be served.
Space is limited so call 432-685-1112 to reserve a place for your child.
Reading programs sponsored by:
Oxy USA, Inc., Midland College Students in Philanthropy, Midland High Students in Philanthropy and The Texas Pecos Trail Region.
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, 2013
Volunteers are needed
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.
As we gear up for our busy summer season, we are looking to add volunteers.
Volunteers 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.
Call volunteer coordinator, Gayle Dodson, 432-528-2157 if you are interested.
Posted: Apr 30, 2013
Docent Scholarship recipients
We are pleased to announce that 2 student volunteers have been selected to receive $500 docent scholarships for having completed 40 hours of community service with us.
Lizbeth Contreras and Jared Harland, both from Midland Lee High School, will receive their checks at our annual picnic to be held in early July.
The Docent Scholarship was set up to reward students completing 40 hours of community service with us to fulfill their Texas Scholar or Legacy Student requirements. All students who complete this are asked to submit a scholarship application which are then reviewed by our Docent Committee.
Congratulations to Lizbeth and Jared!
Posted: Jan 16, 2013
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
Silver Medal Winner!
The George W. Bush Childhood Home was recently voted the Silver Medal Winner in Tourist Attractions by readers of the Midland Reporter Telegram. This is the third year in a row that we have been in the top 2 spots.Thanks to everyone who voted for us!
If you haven't visited the Home, please take some time to visit history in your own back yard.
Posted: Aug 19, 2011
Laura Bush Literacy Program - FREE BOOKS
F R E E B O O K S F O R K I D S
The Laura Bush Literacy bookshelves are fully stocked and ready for children of all ages to receive a free book. Hundreds of titles available from pre-K to High School level.
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.
Parents- we're always looking for donated children's books to keep our bookshelves stocked. If your child has outgrown the old books, please consider donating them to the Laura Bush Literacy Program.
Posted: Sep 1, 2010
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Posted: Nov 19, 2009
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Posted: Nov 17, 2009
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Posted: Nov 15, 2009
Children's Book Donations Needed
Plans are in full swing for the laura Bush Literacy Program. This program will include two aspects:
"Story Night" Staff members will be reading short stories of interest to children. These periodic events will be held in our Visitor Center and attendees will be provided refreshments. These special evening sessions will last from 45-60 minutes and the target age group will be noted in press releases and ads.
"The Laura Bush Bookshelves" Children's books will be available, free of charge, to all area 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. 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.
More details of this program will be available in the next few weeks.
Posted: Jun 2, 2009
Tues–Sat 10 AM – 5 PM, Sun 2–5 PM
Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day
1412 West Ohio Avenue
Midland, Texas 79701
Phone: (432) 685-1112