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810 South Fourth Street
Waco, TX 76706
USA

(254) 753-5166

A foundation that preserves and showcases four historic house museums and hosts multiple educational opportunities throughout the year.
 

Calendar

Lift Off Family Funday
Sep
8
1:00 PM13:00

Lift Off Family Funday

Join us for an afternoon of all things flight. Fly over to East Terrace and make your very own kite, paper airplanes, and all things that fly. We will have model airplane demonstrations and hands on fun for everyone! It will leave you skipping and singing “Let’s Go Fly a Kite!” $10 per family.

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Nov
9
1:00 PM13:00

Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers Book Event

Join us as we hear from author Brian Kilmeade and the heart stopping story of the fight for Texas by The New York Times bestselling author of George Washington’s Secret Six and Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates.

In his now trademark fashion, Brian Kilmeade explores hidden aspects of Sam Houston, the first president of Texas, and brings the reader to the scenes of one of the most pivotal moments in American history. Thanks to Kilmeade’s storytelling, a new generation of readers will remember the Alamo.

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Dec
13
to Dec 15

Christmas on the Brazos~Songs of the Season

Ring in the holidays with Songs of the Season, at this year’s Christmas on the Brazos celebration. Visit our three historic houses with decorations inspired by classic Christmas Songs. Jingle your way through Earle-Napier-Kinnard as sounds of bells ring for all to hear. Don’t forget your hat and mittens as we bundle up for a Winter Wonderland at McCulloch House. East Terrace, the site of this year’s Breakfast with Santa will appeal to the child in each of us as traditional children’s songs are interpreted throughout the house.

More Details to Come…

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House & Family Lecture Series
Jul
9
6:30 PM18:30

House & Family Lecture Series

Be transported back in time during our House and Family Lectures. Through the month of July we’ll be journeying through each of our homes and taking a closer look into the lives of the families that built and occupied the homes. See how a physician, businessman, and a reverend impacted the development of the city of Waco.

These lectures are free and you do not have to be a member to attend.

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Attic Treasures
May
2
to May 5

Attic Treasures

  • 4328 West Waco Drive Waco, TX, 76710 United States (map)
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May 2 (6 pm - 9 pm) Preview Party ( Reservations Required)
May 3 - May 4 ( 8 am - 5 pm)
May 5
( 12 pm - 5 pm)

Preview Party: Reservations Required.
$40 per person. Shop the sale before it opens up to the public for a first glance at all the amazing one of a kind finds at our sale this year! Tapas catered by Vitek’s for the event. Call our office to make your reservation today. All reservations must be made by April 29th.

Regular Attic Treasure Sale Begins May 3rd to the 5th.

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Spring Lecture: A Photographer's Perspective of Waco: Gildersleeve and His Photographs with Geoff Hunt and John Wilson
Apr
23
6:30 PM18:30

Spring Lecture: A Photographer's Perspective of Waco: Gildersleeve and His Photographs with Geoff Hunt and John Wilson

Join Historic Waco Foundation and McLennan County Historical Commission for our exciting Spring Lecture featuring Geoff Hunt and John Wilson, co-authors of the book "Gildersleeve: Waco's Photographer" as they divulge into the history of Fred Gildersleeve and his legacy as Waco's photographer through his iconic photographers. After the presentation, there will be a panel discussion with the authors, as well as, Lee Lockwood's archivist Sam Moody. The Lee Lockwood Library will also have Gildersleeve photographs on display from their own collection, to add to the magic of the nights festivities. This lecture is FREE to the public!

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Dec
7
6:00 PM18:00

Candlelight Tours: Christmas Through the Decades

Join us this Christmas season for our first ever Candlelight Tour. This progressive style tour takes you down memory lane and Christmas past through three historic house museums: Earle-Napier-Kinnard, McCulloch House, and East Terrace House. Each house will be decorated for the holidays based on a different decade of history: the Victorian era, Roaring 1920’s, and Rocking 1950’s.

Each house will have live entertainment based on the decade the house is decorated along with light refreshments that also coordinate. Check out our “Upcoming Events” page for more details on entertainment and refreshments.

Tickets for event go on sale Nov. 26th.


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Dec
7
to Dec 9

Christmas on the Brazos

Christmas on the Brazos presents: Christmas through the Decades! Join us down Christmas memory lane as we remember Christmas past throughout our themed historic houses with the Victorian Era, the roaring 1920’s, and the rock n’ roll 1950’s.

Houses will be open for tours December 7, 8, and 9. Tickets for tours are $20.00 per person but will provide you access to all 3 houses.

Additional events for Christmas on the Brazos include:

Candlelight Tour: Friday, December 7, 2018 (6:00 pm-9:00pm)

Breakfast with Santa: Saturday, December 8, 2018 (9:00 am-11 am)

For more information about these events visit our Upcoming Events page.

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Charles Wallis Art Reception
Nov
13
5:30 PM17:30

Charles Wallis Art Reception

See Waco’s iconic sites and buildings through the eyes of painter, Charles Wallis. Wallis will have 8 of his paintings on display and available to win with our raffle tickets! Wallis will also be at the event to talk about his works of art.

Tickets are $25.00 per ticket or 5 for $100.00. Tickets will be available to purchase until Sunday, Dec. 9th.

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Pumpkins Galore
Oct
14
1:00 PM13:00

Pumpkins Galore

Pumpkins..Pumpkins.. Pumpkins! It’s all things pumpkin at October’s Family Fun Day! Families can jump into the fall season with pumpkin decorating, pumpkin activities and games, and eating all things pumpkin! $10 per family

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Sitting Up with the Dead: Victorian Funeral & Spiritualism Exhibit
Oct
6
to Oct 21

Sitting Up with the Dead: Victorian Funeral & Spiritualism Exhibit

  • 407 Columbus Avenue Waco, TX, 76701 United States (map)
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Sitting up with the Dead: Victorian Funeral & Spiritualism Exhibit will be open weekends starting in October. This exhibit examines the death rituals and customs of the Victorian era by re-creating a Victorian style funeral in McCulloch House. (407 Columbus Ave)

The exhibit will be open:

Saturdays, October 6, 13, 20; 10 am-4 pm (Regular House Admission)

Sunday, October 7, 14, 21; 1 pm-4 pm (Regular House Admission)

Twilight Tours: Saturday, October 13th (7:00 pm-9:30 pm)

Midnight Tours: Saturday, October 20th (11:00 pm-1:00 am)

For more information visit our Upcoming Events Page

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Parlor: A Room by Many Names
Aug
31
to Nov 18

Parlor: A Room by Many Names

Parlors: A Room By Many Names discusses the history of the formal living space in all Victorian homes. This pop-up exhibition uses the furnishings found in the East Terrace double parlors and details their significance to the history of parlors and the eventual turn away from this style of formal living

Come experience the history of the parlor with our latest exhibit curated by Jenni Opalinski and find answers to these questions and more! 

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Jun
11
to Jun 15

Civil War Summer Camp

Back by Popular demand is our Civil War Summer Camp! 

Experience Civil War history first hand and let the history come alive with our Summer Camp this year! 

Located: East Terrace 

June 11th-15th

Ages 7-12

Time 9:00am-12:00pm 

Cost: $75 per camper 

Visit our events page for a more detailed account of camp and register today! 

 

 

 

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Dec
1
to Dec 10

Christmas on the Brazos

Dec. 1 6-8 p.m. Candlelight tours of McCulloch House and Fort House; $5

Dec. 2 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All Houses are Open

Dec. 3 noon to 4 p.m. All Houses are Open

Dec. 5-8 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. McCulloch House and Fort House are Open for Tours

 Dec. 9 9-11 a.m. Breakfast with Santa; McCulloch; $10 per family

Dec. 9 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All Houses are Open

Dec. 10 noon to 4 pm. All houses are open

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