Dec. 7: Children’s Christmas at the museum

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Bring the whole family to see the Moody in all it’s Christmas splendor. The museum will be open for extended hours on December 7th from 1-5 PM. Children in grades K-4 are invited to create an ornament at our free workshop from 1-3 PM while parents and older children tour the home of former Texas governor Dan Moody. Don’t forget to bring your camera. The Moody Museum is a great spot to snap your family Christmas card pics!

Nov. 10: Veterans Day Observance

Celebrate and remember our veterans at the Moody Museum’s annual commemoration event on Nov. 10. The museum celebrates veterans of all wars and conflict, and this year spotlights the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion. The museum is open from 2-5 p.m. for tours. At 3 PM, visitors gather on the lawn (weather permitting) for the raising of the flag, followed by the national anthem and guest speaker Thomas Hatfield of the Dolph Briscoe History Center. Hatfield has written about WWII and leads tours of Normandy battlefields. Following the program, guests are invited to enjoy refreshments, and museum tours will resume.
Included in this year’s collection is a display “Images of Valor” on loan from Texas Humanities dedicated to Latinos in service. Other military memorabilia will be on display alongside shadow boxes and uniforms belonging to Taylor veterans of WWII and other conflicts. Shadow boxes feature personally curated collections of military mementos created by veterans and their families. To submit yours, contact the museum at Loaner shadow boxes are available upon request.

Nov. 2: Moody Music on the Lawn

Come out from 5:30-7:30 p.m. for the museum’s second Moody Music on the Lawn event. Enjoy music by Paris Falls a rock band described as a group that “makes Beatle-friendly rock creative enough to be interesting, catchy enough to be enjoyable.” Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and coolers and enjoy the evening in the lovely Moody gardens.

Oct. 6: A Glimpse of Taylor History

This program presented by photographer Barbara Yerby will lead the audience through a bit of Taylor history as portrayed through old and new photos of Taylor’s downtown buildings. The program will be delivered in the historic home at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 6. The program is free and open to all.

July 20, 2019: Moody Music on the Lawn

Soak up the shade under oaks as old as Taylor as you relax and unwind to the tunes of Dale & Waylon Saturday, July 20th. These local favorites bring their distinctly Blackland Prairie-style Americana to our gardens, kicking off what promises to become one of our signature events. Guests are encouraged to begin arriving by 6:30 p.m. to set up their blankets and chairs, picnics and coolers.The band will play from 7 p.m. to sunset.

To learn more about Dale & Waylon and hear samples of their music, click on this link.

This family-friendly event is brought to you gratis by the Friends of the Moody Museum. A suggested $5 donation helps us bring more fun activities and educational opportunities to the community.

Pounds of Plenty – Now through June 22nd, 2019

Help the Moody Museum stock the shelves at Shepherd’s Heart Food Pantry with non-perishable food items by donating between now and June 22nd, 2019. Look for drop-off points around town like these cuties at Cherry Tree Creative 4th Street Grind, and Frills on Fourth! Shepherd’s Heart helps our friends and neighbors bridge the gap during tough times through nourishing food and spiritual support. Spring cleaning is in full swing, so let us take those boxes and cans that you aren’t using off your hands so they can fulfill their potential as delicious meals. If you would like to make a financial contribution as well, please make out your check to Shepherd’s Heart Food Pantry.

Drop-Off Locations Include:
Trouvaille Antiques
Marshall’s Tavern-Taylor
Mas Fajitas-Taylor
SPJST Senior Living
Soloman Masonic Lodge
Baylor Scott & White
Cherry Tree/Nest Box
Frills on Fourth/4th Street Grind
Southern Hospitality
Kunisch Wellness Center
City Auto
Citizen’s National Bank-Taylor

Donations may be delivered during business hours.

Please check back to our Facebook and Instagram @moodymuseum, or our website for updates. Plan to stop by the museum at 114 W. 9th Street between 10 a.m. and noon on June 22nd as we tally up the donations and enjoy refreshments in honor of Governor Dan Moody’s birthday. Thank you for supporting your community!

April 13, 2019: Children’s DIY Easter Egg Workshop, Meet the Easter Bunny, & Bonnet/Hat Contest

1-3 p.m.

Follow the bunny trail over to the Moody Museum for DIY fun and more! Children from grades K-4 and their families are invited to attend this FREE workshop to make custom dip-dyed eggs (mess-free option available for younger children), meet the Easter Bunny, and compete in our East bonnet/hat contest. Light refreshments will be served.

Easter Bunny Pictures: $10 for (2) 5×7 photos and a digital file sent to your email.

Bonnet/Hat Contest: Open to all girls and boys. Please create your piece and home and have it ready when you arrive. Winners will announced at 2:30 PM. Prizes for top three entries!

Moody Museum’s Annual Valentine Gala 2019

Show your love at the Moody Museum’s Annual Valentine Gala February 7 from 4-8 p.m. Guests enjoy wine and hor d’oeuvres inside the historical home of Texas Governor Dan Moody against a backdrop of live music played by local artists. Dress to impress! Prizes for best Valentine-themed outfit: male, female, and couples categories. All proceeds go towards preserving and expanding museum collections and bringing fun, educational events to the community. Advance tickets $25; $25 + $2 or canned good at the door. Available at the Taylor Chamber of Commerce, City Hall, The Moody Museum, and from board members.


Victorian Christmas House and Children’s Workshop

The time to deck the halls is near, and we have just the thing! The museum will be open for extended hours on December 1st from 1-5 PM for tours and fun. Get inspired as you experience the museum in all of its Victorian Christmas splendor. Children in grades K-4 are invited to exercise their artistic expression at our free Ornament Workshop from 1 to 3 PM.

Veterans Day Commemoration Event

We want YOU! to be part of our special Veterans commemoration event on Nov. 4 as the Moody Museum celebrates the hundredth anniversary of the end of World War I. The museum will be open from 2-5 p.m. for tours. At 3 PM, visitors will gather on the lawn (weather permitting) for the raising of the flag, followed by the national anthem and guest speaker (TBA). Following the program, guests will be invited to enjoy refreshments, and museum tours will resume. Dan Moody’s military photos will be on display alongside shadow boxes and uniforms belonging to Taylor veterans of WWI and other conflicts.

Veterans shadow boxes are on display throughout the downstairs area of the museum during the afternoon ceremonies honoring local veterans. The event is held the Sunday before Veterans Day each year.