Nowhere else in the United States, other than the White House, have so many prominent political figures lived in one home—two presidents, two governors, a first lady, ambassador, CIA director, and much more.
The George H.W. Bush family spent most of their time in the area (1952–56) at the current site of the Bush Family Home State Historic Site in Midland. This modest-yet-comfortable 1939 house reflects the lives of the Bush family through informative exhibits, photos, and home furnishings. One of the highlights is George W.’s room, filled with 1950s memorabilia depicting the activities he was involved with at the time, such as Cub Scouts, Little League baseball, and the Roy Rogers fan club. Other rooms replicate the domestic feel of the kitchen and den, with exhibit panels placing the family’s life, public service, and Midland history in context.