Texas Lakes Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Paris: The Great War: The Maxey House during World War I

November 1, 2012 - 9:00am to November 30, 2012 - 4:00pm

In honor of Armistice Day and the end of World War I, the Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site presents “The Great War,” a new exhibit which will tell visitors about what Sam Bell Maxey Long, his wife Lala Williams Long, and their cousin Sallie Lee Lightfoot were doing during World War I. Visitors to the Sam Bell Maxey House will be able to learn about the local Red Cross chapter, the Fatherless Children of France, the Four-Minute Men, and hear some of the popular music from World War I. This exhibit will be up for the entire month of November and will allow visitors to see some of the Maxey House artifacts that have never been on exhibit before.  Tours of the Sam Bell Maxey House are given on the hour starting at 9:00 AM.  The last tour is at 3:00 pm.

In the spirit of the site's past residents, the Sam Bell Maxey House will be collecting extra Halloween candy throughout the month of November to send to our troops overseas.  Staff are also collecting much needed items for our veterans at the Sam Rayburn Veterans Memorial Center in Bonham, TX, in partnership with the Joseph Ligon chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.  For more information on the needed items, please contact the site at 903.785.5716.  All candy and items can be dropped off at the site 7 days a week from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm through the month of November.


  • 812 South Church Street
  • Paris, Texas
  • 75460



  • $4.00 per adult
    $3.00 per student ages 6-18
    Children 5 and under free

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