The museum is the boyhood home of the youngest governor of Texas, Dan Moody. The home is located at 114 W. Ninth Street and is available for tours every Saturday and Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Special tours can also be requested.
Born in 1893 in Taylor, Texas, Dan Moody grew up to be the youngest governor of Texas. As a small boy, Dan worked on the family dairy farm and later found work as an electrician. As District Attorney, he accomplished a task that no one else had ever dreamed possible: He was the first person to successfully prosecute and convict a member of the Ku Klux Klan for a crime in 1923. Governor Moody served two terms from 1927 to 1931 and later opened a law office in Austin, Texas.
His family home has been fully restored and still contains many of the family heirlooms and furnishings.
The Moody Museum Board is an 11-member advisory board appointed by the City Council. The Board meets regularly and as needed. This board is made up of enthusiastic volunteers who make recommendations to the City Council regarding the maintenance and operation of the Museum. Get involved and become a volunteer at the Museum. Call 512-796-4401 or send an email to Susan Komandosky .
In its 47th year of supporting the Moody Museum, the Friends of the Moody Museum plays a key roll for both preservation and reaching out to the community. The group supports efforts to keep the museum relevant, to protect its unique collections and to sponsor events from oral history presentations to garden concerts. It is an active member of the Greater Taylor Chamber of Commerce and a member of state and national museum associations.
Money that funds Friends projects comes from annual membership drives, grants, donations and fund-raisers. Won’t you become a Friend of the Moody Museum?