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.

Check out our President George W. Bush coloring page today!

Announcements

Big Band Bash - a Gala benefitting the George W. Bush Childhood Home

You won't want to miss this event! Dinner catered by the Midland Meat Company, open bar by Mix-it-Up, dancing to The Classic Swing Band from Dallas, and a silent auction including a large number of unique signed Bush family memorabilia, trips and locally donated items.

Call and reserve your tables/seats today! Underwriting opportunities also available for you to promote your company!

Posted: Jul 25, 2019

Third Thursday Reading Event - August 15, 2019

 

FREE – Laura Bush Literacy Program reading event, Thurs. August 15, from 4:30-5:30 PM in our Visitor Center for kids of all ages. Our featured book will be "Don't Read This Book, Whatever You Do!"". Children get snacks, a free copy of the feature book and a gift bag from Whataburger and the Children's Dental Center  

Please call 432-685-1112 to reserve spaces for your children.

Literacy Program Sponsors: Whataburger, Diane Christianson,  Midland Academy Charter School, The Texas Pecos Trail Region, Children's Dental Center, Lee High School Students in Philanthropy, Greenwood High School Students in Philanthropy and The Pevehouse Family Foundation.

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: Jul 19, 2019

Flat George - Take him everywhere!

Flat George is here! Download it, color it and take pictures of him wherever you go! Post them on our Facebook page.

Click here to download your President George W. Bush coloring page today!


We would like to thank our sponsors for their generous donations for the prize packages for the Flat George Spring Break Adventure! Museum of the Southwest - Midland, Texas, Susie's South Forty Confections, Inc., Petroleum Museum, Midland Rockhounds Proffessional Baseball, Old Miners Maze Family Park, and Cinergy Entertainment

Stay tuned for other great Flat George adventures!

Posted: Mar 20, 2019

Congratulations to our Flat George winners!

First, all of us at the George W. Bush Childhood Home would like to thank all of the children and their parents for participating! We had a lot of fun and it has inspired us to keep our Flat George Adventure going! After the contest is over, you can still take George on all your adventures and submit your story to our Facebook page. We will continue to publish all of the fun places George has visited with our friends!

We would also like to thank our sponsors: Museum of the Southwest - Midland, Texas, Petroleum Museum, Old Miners Maze Family Park, Cinergy Entertainment, Susie's South Forty Confections, Inc., & Midland RockHounds for their contributions to our prize baskets!

Now.. the moment you have all been waiting for..

OUR WINNERS!

George that traveled the furthest from Midland winner is Meghan!

George that traveled to the most places in Midland winners are the Johnston kids!

And Facebook's Choice winners are Cooper and Nolan!

Congratulations friends! All contestants please check your emails for some exciting details!

Prize packages:

MeMe

 

Posted: Mar 20, 2019

https://www.cbs7.com/content/news/Helping-Hands-Initiative-George-W-Bush-Childhood-Home-504430491.html

MIDLAND -- Built in 1939, George W. Bush’s childhood home is an ancient symbol of Texas and U.S. history.

It’s the only house in the country that’s been home to two presidents, two governors and a first lady.

“This is a very important home to the history of Midland, the history of Texas and the history of the United States,” Executive Director Paul St. Hilaire said.

To celebrate that history, guided tours allow guests to step into the lives of Bush families with restored furniture and displays to show them what life was like in Midland during the 1950s and how George W. Bush’s life here shaped him into the president he would become.

“Those are some of the same values that George W. Bush grew up with while they lived here in this home,” St. Hilaire said. “And what he has mentioned several times as having been a big factor in the way in which he led the country and the way in which he conducted himself in his public service.”

Mostly funded by grants fundraisers and gift shop sales, home organizers rely on volunteers to run the gift shop and serve as tour guides.

St. Hilaire said he has a good core group of volunteers, but more would be tremendously helpful when the historical sight gets busy.

He said it’s a perfect job for history buffs excited to share knowledge.

“We’re always looking for people excited to promote history, to preserve history, and to share the story of this home with people from around the world,” he said.

Whether volunteers can serve regularly or for just three hours a month, they’re welcome to apply.

If you're interested in volunteering with the George W. Bush Childhood Home, call 432.685.1112, email at gwbhome@bushchildhoodhome.org or simply stop by.

Posted: Feb 9, 2019

2018 annual newsletter

 

Thank you for your support throughout the years. We hope you enjoy our annual newsletter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted: Dec 11, 2018

Statement on the passing of George H. W. Bush

Today, we are saddened by the news that the 41st  president of the United States, George H. W. Bush, passed away in Houston, Texas yesterday.

The former president exemplified the values that so many Americans hold dear. He believed in making a difference by serving others whether it was as a naval aviator, elected official, husband or father. The United States of America has lost a man who exemplified in every way, the character of its greatest generation. The former President is a national treasure, and the goal of the George W. Bush Childhood Home is to preserve his legacy, and the legacy of his family, for the benefit of the generations to come.

In memory of one of America's greatest leaders, the board of directors and staff of the George W. Bush Childhood Home will have a large banner available in the Visitor Center where the public will have the opportunity to express their condolences which will be sent to the Bush family. The public is invited to come by during normal business hours between Saturday, December 1st and Wednesday, December 5th. American flags will be given to all while supplies last.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Bush family.

Posted: Dec 1, 2018

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed! We're gearing up for our busy spring and summer season.

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.


 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.

Help us share Midland's Heritage!


email us at gwbhome@bushchildhoodhome.org or call volunteer coordinator, Gayle Dodson, 432-528-2157 if you are interested.

           

Posted: Feb 16, 2018

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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.

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Posted: Nov 17, 2017

Children's Book Donations Needed

Our Laura Bush Literacy Program has been a huge success over the last 7+ years. It is comprised of two parts:

"Third Thursday Reading Program"  Staff members read several short stories of interest to children.  These periodic events are held in our Visitor Center and attendees are provided refreshments. These programs are from 4:30 - 5:30 PM and open to children of all ages. Children also get to take home a free copy of the feature book.

"The Laura Bush Bookshelves" Children's books are available, free of charge, to all 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. Because of growing demand, our book supplies have dwindled, especially in the Pre-K section. Board books and tactile books for babies and toddlers are in big demand. 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.

Please help us keep the joy of reading alive in our children!

Posted: Jul 21, 2017

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

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

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Posted: Nov 17, 2009

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Posted: Nov 15, 2009

Museum Hours

Tues–Sat 10 AM – 5 PM, Sun 2–5 PM

Tours given until 4:30 PM

Closed Mondays, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day

1412 West Ohio Avenue
Midland, Texas 79701

Phone: (432) 685-1112