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History and holiday cheer coming to Bush Family Home

History and holiday cheer coming to Bush Family Home

Photos of past Christmases for the Bush family in Midland are part of an upcoming event at the Bush Family Home State Historic Site.

The “Bush Family Holiday’ is set to take place from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 14. Register to attend the free event here.

Site manager Troy Gray will introduce attendees to the house that boasted two presidents, two governors, and a first lady (another first lady lived not too far away).

Included will be stories of the family’s time in the home. Attendees will learn why the Bush family came to West Texas, the story of Robin Bush, and the childhood of George W. Bush, whose boyhood bedroom can be seen at the site.

Gray became the site manager of the Bush Family Home in January of 2023. His 16 years of experience includes work in various museums in Waco, Temple, and Beaumont. His love of history, especially presidential history, began with a trip to Washington, D.C. as an elementary school student.

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