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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

Aug
31
to Nov 18

Parlor: A Room by Many Names

What do you know about the parlors in historic homes? Have you ever wondered about the origin of modern living rooms? Do you know where the word "parlor" came from? 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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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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Back by popular demand, just in time for the spookiest time of the year, 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)

We will be offering two styles of tours, our standard house tour and our Twilight/ Midnight Tours. Our Twilight/ Midnight Tours offers you not only a house tour of McCulloch but a more in-depth look at the Victorian Funeral process.

We can’t promise you won’t feel the eeriness around McCulloch House but we can promise you an event you will never forget!

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)

$10.00 per person: * Tickets can be purchased at the door *The Twilight Tours includes a tour of McCulloch house, storytellers, a “Selfie with the Dead” station, conversations with professionals who specialize in death, and more!! A learning experience for the whole family.

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

$20.00 per person: * Tickets can be purchased at the door *The Midnight Tours offers guest a unique view and experience at McCulloch house with tours by candlelight, tarot card readers, and more!

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Dec
7
to Dec 9

Christmas on the Brazos

Welcome to Christmas through the Decades! Other than our two main events, Breakfast with Santa and Candlelight Tours, all of the historic houses will be open for tours on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $20 per person and include admission to all of the houses. There will entertainment throughout, and a chance to learn about Christmas in the Victorian Era, the 1950's, and the 1920's! 

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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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Oct
10
to Mar 31

A Fashionable Past

From corsets and large hats of the Edwardian era to sequins and short dresses of Flappers, this new exhibit from Historic Waco Foundation looks at women's fashion from 1880 through the 1940's. Hours are 11-3 pm Tuesday through Friday, and Saturday 1-4 pm. at Fort House, 503 S. 4th St. The exhibit is included with regular house admission.

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Oct
6
6:30 PM18:30

From Corsets to Coco

At the free opening reception for Historic Waco Foundation's "A Fashionable Past" exhibit, a panel of experts from Baylor's fashion design and fashion merchandising will discuss women's fashion, from the restrictive styles of the 1880s to the Flapper era to the appearance of Chanel. The reception will begin at 6:30 p.m.

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Jul
7
6:00 PM18:00

What About Waco Documentary

This four-episode documentary, written and directed by award-winning film maker Chris Scott, premieres at the Masonic Grand Lodge of Texas, 715 Columbus Ave. Reception with cash bar at 6 p.m. with seating beginning at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.

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Jul
6
6:00 PM18:00

What About Waco Documentary

This four-episode documentary, written and directed by award-winning film maker Chris Scott, premieres at the Masonic Grand Lodge of Texas, 715 Columbus Ave. Reception with cash bar at 6 p.m. with seating beginning at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.

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May
7
1:00 PM13:00

ATTIC TREASURES

Historic Waco Foundation will hold their annual Attic Treasures Sale on May 5th, 6th and 7th at 4318 W. Waco. Drive (in the Brazos Place Shopping Center).  Gently used, new, vintage and antique housewares, clothing, linens, books, art, seasonal decorations, sports equipment, small appliances and much more. Something for everyone at low prices.

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May
6
8:00 AM08:00

ATTIC TREASURES

Historic Waco Foundation will hold their annual Attic Treasures Sale on May 5th, 6th and 7th at 4318 W. Waco. Drive (in the Brazos Place Shopping Center).  Gently used, new, vintage and antique housewares, clothing, linens, books, art, seasonal decorations, sports equipment, small appliances and much more. Something for everyone at low prices.

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May
5
8:00 AM08:00

ATTIC TREASURES

Historic Waco Foundation will hold their annual Attic Treasures Sale on May 5th, 6th and 7th at 4318 W. Waco. Drive (in the Brazos Place Shopping Center).  Gently used, new, vintage and antique housewares, clothing, linens, books, art, seasonal decorations, sports equipment, small appliances and much more. Something for everyone at low prices.

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Apr
18
6:30 PM18:30

Spring Lecture

This year's Spring Lecture will help commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the United States entering into World War I with "The War to End All Wars." This year's lecture will be presented by Dr. David A Smith, a History professor at Baylor University. 

This lecture is FREE to the public and will be held at Lee Lockwood Library and Museum! Refreshments will be provided! 

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Apr
8
9:00 AM09:00

HISTORIC WACO FLOWER SALE

On April 8th McCulloch HouseGeranium Sale and Earle Napier Kinnard Caladium Sale will combine for a flower sale at the Fort House parking lot, 503 So. 4th Street, from 9 am to 3pm. To insure your purchase, place preorders:

McCulloch  : geraniums, begonias, ferns, bougainvillea --  call  254-644-6910 or 254-715-8060

Earle Napier Kinnard : Caladiums- red ,white, and pink--   call 254-741-0452 or 254-848-4177

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