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Sam Rayburn Museum - Friends of Rayburn

Portrait of Sam Rayburn

The Friends of Sam Rayburn is a not-for-profit corporation (incorporated in Texas) that supports the Sam Rayburn House Museum and the Sam Rayburn Museum. These two historic sites are located in Bonham and Fannin County Texas, the place Mr. Sam called home from the time his parents moved to Fannin County in 1887 until his death in 1961.  The Sam Rayburn Museum is a division of the Briscoe Center for American History of the University of Texas at Austin and the Sam Rayburn House Museum is operated by the Texas Historical Commission. These two institutions supply the major funding for the Museum and the House Museum. The Friends provides supplemental funds for various projects not funded by the parent institutions, as well as providing manpower and other support services when requested by these organizations.

For more information about the Friends of Sam Rayburn, including the history and current projects, visit their website at

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