February 13th: Victorian Valentine Gala

It’s time once again to mix and mingle at the 2020 Victorian Valentine’s Gala at The Moody. With local live music, heavenly hors d’oeuvres, and your choice of wine or coffee, is there anywhere else you’d rather be? Historic valentines are displayed throughout the home. Prizes will be awarded to guests sporting the best Valentine-themed attire.

The Friends of the Moody Museum fundraising board is celebrating 45 years of community support in 2020. Money generated from ticket sales support the efforts of our volunteers to grow our archives, add new exhibits, host free arts and culture events, and honor the life of the youngest individual to serve as governor of Texas, Dan Moody. Advance tickets are $25 and can be purchased from Moody board members, the Chamber of Commerce or City Hall. Tickets at the door will be $25 plus either a $2 donation or canned food for Shepherd’s Heart.

Your support makes a difference. Become a Friend of the Moody and attend the Victorian Valentines Gala February 13 from 4-8 PM.

Jan. 18th: Deep in the Heart of Taylor

It’s time once again to gather ‘round to hear tales from Taylor’s fascinating history told live at the Moody Museum. Join us on January 18th with tours beginning at 6 pm and stories at 7 pm. This is a free event open to the public. A $5 donation is suggested to support the museum and future events. Seating is limited, so please arrive early to claim your spot!

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 moodymuseum@gmail.com. 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 www.moodymuseum.com 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!