The Sam Rayburn Library and Museum located in Bonham,
Texas is the creation of "Mr. Sam", as he was affectionately known to his
friends and colleagues. Rayburn established the library and museum in 1957
as a tribute to the people of this cherished Fannin County, Texas.
At the dedication ceremony Rayburn declared: "I
want a permanent evidence of my appreciation …and love for them. I want
the library…. to be theirs…. where they can for freely to read (and)
to visit and rest from their useful labors."
The Sam Rayburn Library and Museum exhibits
photographs, original letters, political artifacts and personal
memorabilia relating to important events in the life and times of Sam
Rayburn. In addition to a research library, the museum centerpiece is a
replica of the formal office of the Speaker of the House of
The Sam Rayburn Library and Museum is operated as a
unit of the University of Texas at Austin Center for American History."
Tuesday – Sunday: 9:a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed on Monday
800 W. Sam Rayburn Drive,
Bonham, Texas 75418
P.O. Box 309
Group Tours: (903) 583-5558