George Bush Childhood Home Museum
1412 West Ohio
Midland, TX 79701
(432) 685-1112
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HouseNew NEW REV.jpg The George W. Bush Childhood Home

This home is one of the Nation's first 1950s residential restorations. The Department of Interior's 50-year standard for initial consideration for the National Registers means that few buildings from 1953 or later have been considered.

A few museums and exhibits have addressed the 1950s; examples being the Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, Vermont, and the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum's Davy Crockett Exhibit last year. However, this may be the first true 1950s historic home restoration and is certainly the first Presidential Home from the 1950s.

The period is fun to interpret and tells us a great deal about the influential childhood years of a generation. In 2001, George Bush Childhood Home, Inc., the nonprofit entity that owns and manages the Bush Childhood Home, purchased the historic home and a neighboring home, which currently serves as the visitor center, gift shop and administrative office.

In July of 2003 it passed the $1,000,000 mark in fundraising. After 5 years of research, documentation and restoration, the home was officially dedicated on April 11, 2006. Former President George H.W. Bush, Barbara Bush and Laura Bush gave opening remarks at this event attended by several hundred people. Since then the home has received over 30,000 visitors from every state, and over 60 foreign countries. Stop by and visit the Bush museum today, if you are in the Midland, TX area!

Walking through the Bush museum, you will find artifacts used by the Bush family and be able to see how the layout of their house was while George Bush was growing up in Midland, TX.

Come learn about George Bush!

Are you taking your family on a vacation near Midland, TX? Why not make it education? Stop at the Bush Family Museum and give your children some background on George Bush and the rest of the Bush family.

National and State Recognitions:
Two Bushes REV.jpg A compreh
ensive Historic Structure Report for the preservation of the Bush Childhood Home was completed and delivered to the Texas Historical Commission. This detailed document addressed the potential preservation and goals of the Project as well as the history of the Home and the Bush Family. The Master Plan/Historic Structure Report was partially funded by the Texas Historical Commission and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The Bush family home is now on The National Register of Historic Places and is a Recorded Texas Historical Landmark. The Texas Historical Commission Marker was dedicated in August of 2008.

Site Plan:
BarbaraGeorge REV.jpg TBG Partners, a Texas-based landscape architecture firm, worked with Herndon, Stauch & Associates and Rhotenberry Wellen Architects to develop the comprehensive Site Plan for the Project.

The Plan incorporates the two adjacent neighborhood homes in Midland, TX owned by George W. Bush Childhood Home, Inc., as well as the leased parking area at the end of the block. Most significant to the Bush Childhood Home, itself, it included replicating the Bush Yard as it was between 1951 and 1956. Phase I of the Project includes the parts of the Site Plan immediately around the Home.

How Challenging was This Restoration?
P184-22 REV.jpg It was quite a challenge! The Bush family home had the majority of its original architectural details intact, so a true restoration was possible. However, every detail presented a challenge in this small house.

From the foundation, to the roof, every aspect of the house required attention after years of alterations, and the impact of natural deterioration. You name it and we found it: hazardous materials, water damage, floor patching, a bathroom addition, heavy paint on the interior natural pine paneling, roof structure issues, and a long list of restoration and preservation details that were faithfully addressed to recreate the 1950s era. This small house was lovingly brought back to its earlier life as a home to the great American Bush family.

Stop by the Bush family home in Midland, TX today to learn more about George Bush and the Bush family.


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In 2001, George W. Bush Childhood Home, Inc., the nonprofit entity that owns and manages the Bush Childhood Home, purchased the historic home, and a neighboring home which currently serves as the visitor center, gift shop and administrative office. In July of 2003 it passed the $1,000,000 mark in fundraising. After 5 years of research, documentation and restoration, the home was officially dedicated on April 11, 2006. Former President George H. and W. Bush, Barbara Bush, and Laura Bush gave opening remarks at this event attended by several hundred people. Since then the home has received over 30,000 visitors from every state and over 60 foreign countries.

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Free is always good!
Fri Dec 12 09:29:00 EST 2014

From 4:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, we will present a free children's reading event featuring "The Reason for the Season." Refreshments will be served. Call us to reserve your place. 

What do you want to know?
Thu Nov 13 15:47:00 EST 2014

Visit us at 1412 West Ohio in Midland to learn more about the country's history and Bush's past. 

George W. Bush as a child

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Thu Nov 06 12:40:00 EST 2014

Check out our posts and photos on Google+: https://plus.google.com/101345107306706415744/posts

Happy Hallows Eve!
Thu Oct 30 15:27:00 EDT 2014

The staff at George W. Bush Childhood Home hopes you all have a safe and fun Halloween this weekend!

Two for one!
Thu Oct 09 10:32:00 EDT 2014

You'll learn all about two presidents and two first ladies when you visit us! It's like a buy-one-get-one sale!

Did you know?
Thu Oct 02 10:29:00 EDT 2014

Here are 10 things you may not have known about our 43rd president: http://ivn.us/2013/04/25/ten-facts-about-george-bush-you-did-not-know/

Celebrate the season!
Thu Sep 25 10:26:00 EDT 2014

Our 2014 Christmas ornament features a young George W. Bush in front of one of his dad's pump jacks in the mid 1950s. Stop by to order yours today, or call (432) 685-1112. 

Happy Visitors
Thu Aug 21 13:45:00 EDT 2014

"We loved our docent Mr. Bob who, by the way, is 86! Was so sweet and amazing! Loved our tour and how great the Executive Director was! Thank you for such a great experience! So worth the stop!" - Dedra T.

Museum Hours
Thu Aug 14 13:40:00 EDT 2014

Celebrate the lives of two presidents, two governors and two first ladies! Plan a visit to the George W. Bush Childhood Home. We are open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am until 5pm, and Sunday from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. We are closed Mondays, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day.

Souvenirs:
Thu Aug 07 13:36:00 EDT 2014

The George W. Bush Childhood Home Museum has many different keepsake items for you to choose from. Hats, ornaments, golf balls - there are a lot of great gift items or personal souvenirs to help you remember your visit. 


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