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Michael has a BA in History & American Studies and an MSc in American History from the University of Edinburgh. He comes from a proud military family and has spent most of his career as an educator in the Middle East and Asia. His passion is travel, and he seizes any opportunity to share his experiences in the most immersive way possible, whether at sea or on the land.

Fannin County, Texas
Points of Interest

The Fannin County Courthouse built by famed courthouse architect W.C. Dodson.

Fannin County Museum: One Main Street 903-583-8042.
Hours: September to March Tuesday through Saturday noon to 4.
April to August Tuesday through Saturday 10 to 4.
Formerly on the third floor of the courthouse, the Museum now resides in the restored Texas and Pacific Railroad Depot.

Fort Inglish Park: A replica of the original settlement in 1837 that eventually became Bonham. W. Sam Rayburn Drive. 903-583-3441.
Sam Rayburn Library: Just west of Downtown Bonham, the library contains memorabilia and furnishings from the Washington office of one of the country's most powerful and influential Speakers of the House. Second only to his personal friend LBJ, Rayburn was the most visible Texan in US Government, even surpassing Uvalde's "Cactus Jack" Gardner who was FDR's Vice President. Monday through Friday 10 - 5, Saturday 1 - 5, Sunday 2 - 5. 903-583-2455

The Sam Rayburn House Museum:This is Mr. Rayburn's residence built in 1916. Original furnishings and personal items. 8 - 5 Tuesday-Friday and 9-5 on Sat. Closed Sunday and Monday, 903-583-5558

Bonham State Park: Less than 4 miles from Bonham on Texas 78 South, FM271. Small lake and camping on rolling, wooded site. 903-583-5022.

Clyde W. Cosper Texas State Veterans Home: 1300 Seven Oaks Road

Annual Events

May 2, 3, & 4 * "Down to Earth" Live on Stage presented by the Red River Theatre Company, 903-583-4415 or 903-640-6087
May 2 * FC Children’s Center Golf Tournament, Legacy Ridge Golf Club, 903-583-4339
May 3 * FC Equine Field Day, 903-664-4914
May 3 * Creative Arts Center May Market in Bonham, 900-640-2196
May 10 * Special Olympics
May 17 * FC Crisis Center "Blessing of the Vine" Wine Festival, Homestead Winery, Ivanhoe Crisis Center (903) 583-7694
May 31 * Red River Valley Car Club Spring Fling, Fort Inglish Park
June 6 * TX Parks and Wildlife Kids Fishing Derby, Lake Fannin
June 6 * Lake Fannin Wilderness Park Fannin Festival, 903-965-0147
June 6 & 7 * Relay for Life, Sponsored by the American Cancer Society
June 7 * Hannah Sue’s Day in the Country, Hannah’s Horseshoes of Hope 903-664-3062
June 20 * Friends of Fannin County Critters Golf Tournament, Legacy Ridge Golf Club, 903-583-1805,
July 4 * Fireworks at Lake Bonham, sponsored by the Bonham Kiwanis Club
July 12 * Bonham Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament, Legacy Ridge
July 23, 24, 25, 26 * Kueckelhan Rodeo, 903-583-5337
August * Fly-In, Tentative no date yet set
September 13 * Great Ant Roundup Parade and Events, Creative Arts Center, 903-640-2196
September 20 * Sam Rayburn Chili Cook-off, 903-583-5558
October 4 * 17th Annual Autumn in Bonham Bike Rally
October 15, 16, 17, 18 * Fannin County Fair & Parade, Fannin County Agricultural Extension Office, 903-583-7453
October 31 * Halloween on the Square
December 6 * Christmas Parade & Activities on the Square
Every Month Kiwanis Trade Days, the first Saturday after the first Monday of the month.

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