Sam Rayburn Museum, Bonham, Texas
H.G. Dulaney Gallery, Rostrum Gallery
The Leadership of Mr. Sam extends over two galleries and features photographs, original letters, political cartoons, art, furniture, and personal memorabilia relating to the life and political career of Sam Rayburn, the longest serving Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. On view in the Dulaney Gallery is a fireplace mantle originally from the Adams Room of the White House. The Rostrum Gallery holds the Speaker’s rostrum that stood in House of Representatives from 1857 until 1950. The rostrum, removed during renovations to the Capitol Building, was presented to Sam Rayburn for permanent display in this museum.