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.
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
Laura Bush Literacy Program Reading Event - August 17, 2017
FREE reading event for children
Thursday, August 17th, 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 our Visitor Center. We will read several books including the feature book "Gilberto and the Wind". Each child will receive a copy of that book to call their own. Refreshments will also be served, and each child will receive a special gift from Whataburger!
Space is limited so call 432-685-1112 to reserve a place for your child.
Reading programs sponsored by:
Whataburger, The Texas Pecos Trail & The Morrow 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: Jul 21, 2017
2017 Christmas Ornament - Has arrived
Just arrived! Our 2017 Christmas ornament featuring both Bush Presidents. This is the latest in our line of collectable ornaments from each year we've been open. At only $19.99, these are sure to sell out fast.
All previous years are now on sale.
These are available in our gift shop, by phone or on our website store.
Posted: Jun 22, 2017
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.
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: Jan 21, 2017
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Posted: Nov 18, 2016
Welcome to our new Assistant Director
It is our pleasure to welcome Jessica Guthrie to our staff as Assistant Director. Jessica is a Georgia native who has had the distinct opportunity to visit the 48 contiguous states and visit every presidential library in the country. She has a passion for history and preservation and is a valuable addition to our team. Please stop by and say hello to her.
Posted: Oct 6, 2016
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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Posted: Nov 17, 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