The Sam Bell Maxey House is participating in Texas Archeology Month, a month-long celebration of Texas’ archeology heritage observed each October. Archeology Day at the Maxey House is a free program with hands-on activities for kids and families on October 14. There will be two program sessions, the first at 10:00 am and the second at 2:00 pm. The program is free. Tours will be on the hour for regular admission.
The Maxey House will also have two free outdoor exhibits visitors can see throughout the month. The first outdoor exhibit focuses on the historic structures that once stood on the grounds but are no longer there. Visitors can read more information on each by scanning QR codes next to each structure’s outline. The exhibit is on site, 812 South Church Street in Paris, and can be explored seven days a week from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
The second exhibit is at Evergreen Cemetery, 560 Evergreen Street in Paris, where visitors can learn about the meanings behind symbols on specific gravestones by scanning QR codes. Visitors can explore Evergreen Cemetery seven days a week from dawn until dusk. For more information on these events, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the site at 903.785.5716, visit the site’s website at www.visitsambellmaxeyhouse.com, or Facebook page at www.facebook.com/visitsambellmaxeyhouse.