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.

Announcements

Third Thursday Reading Event - October 16th, 2014

FREE reading event for children

Thursday, October 16th, 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 "Ghosts in the House" 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:

RBC Foundation, Laredo Petroleum, Landover Corporation, Oxy USA & 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: Sep 19, 2014

2014 Christmas Ornament

Just arrived:

Our 2014 Christmas Ornament features a young George W. Bush in front of one of his dad's pump jacks in the mid 1950s.

This is the newest addition to our series of collectable ornaments from each year that we have been open.

At only $19.99, these will surely sell out, so stop by our gift shop or order yours on this website soon.  http://bushchildhoodhome.myshopify.com/

All of our previous years are also on sale so complete your collection today.

 

Posted: Jun 13, 2014

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.

 http://www.smile.amazon.com/ch/75-2925197

Posted: Mar 28, 2014

Docent Scholarship recipient

We are pleased to announce that a student volunteer has been selected to receive a $500 docent scholarship for having completed 40 hours of community service with us.

Midland Christian School senior, Kerilyn (Kay) Gomez is this years recipient.


 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 Kay!

Posted: Feb 22, 2014

Volunteers Needed

        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.


 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.
Call volunteer coordinator, Gayle Dodson, 432-528-2157 if you are interested.

           

Posted: Jan 7, 2014

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

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

Check out our ads in the MRT

Check out our weekly ads in the "Pulse" section of the Midland Reprter Telegram every Thursday.

Posted: Nov 19, 2009

Now on Twitter

Follow us on Twitter!

 

http://twitter.com/BushChildhood

Posted: Nov 17, 2009

Now on Facebook

Become a fan of the George W. Bush Childhood Home.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Midland-TX/George-W-Bush-Childhood-Home/178838461869?ref=mf

 

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

Museum Hours

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