All Historic Site Events

January 2019

January 25

Please join us for our new exhibit, on display January 25 through February 25, 2019.

January 26

Destress and stretch with Rebecca Hendricks at our Visitor Center. If you are resolved to improve your health, then you won’t want to miss this free yoga class!
Please be on time and bring a mat. Call 915-533-5147 if you have questions about the event. FREE!

 

January 26

Make and take home a piece of history! Participants are welcome to join this workshop to create their own piece of slate art. Paint your piece of slate with Victorian-inspired designs or any other style that strikes your fancy! This workshop will take place in the Multi-Purpose room of the Education and History center. Cost is $20 per workshop. Please contact Brady Cain to register for the...

February 2019

February 1

Please join us for our new exhibit, on display January 25 through February 25, 2019.

February 2

Why are old recipes so strange? Join us at the Magoffin Home State Historic Site Visitor Center as we discuss this and look at the role food played in the daily lives of 19th Century El Paso. This month's recipe comes from the El Paso Cookbook published in 1898. The recipe, ingredients, and cooking supplies will be furnished. Call 533-5147 to reserve your spot! Seating is limited and these...

February 2

Why are old recipes so strange? Join us at the Magoffin Home State Historic Site Visitor Center as we discuss this and look at the role food played in the daily lives of 19th Century El Paso. This month's recipe comes from the El Paso Cookbook published in 1898. The recipe, ingredients, and cooking supplies will be furnished. Call 533-5147 to reserve your spot. Seating is limited and these...

February 2

Join us on February 2 as we create a Valentine in folding squares-called a Puzzle Purse. Nine squares are each folded diagonally and, when folded, create an enclosed packet. All sides are painted with hearts and messages of love, which are numbered alphabetically. Once opened, it is a challenge to reassemble. Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for children. Free for Friends of the Landmark Inn....

February 8

Please join us for our new exhibit, on display January 25 through February 25, 2019.

February 8

Join Livingston the Lion at the Maxey House for his Friday Fun with Livingston series!  Children and families are invited to join Livingston at the site on the second Friday of each month for a story and crafts based on a different theme each month.  February’s theme is VALENTINE’S DAY.  Friday Fun with Livingston will take place on February 8 from 2-4 p.m., with story time starting at 3 p.m...

February 9

Join members of the Trans-Mississippi Hellcats Mess as they host a Camp of Instruction focused on perfecting close order infantry drill using Hardee’s Drill Manual.  This camp is meant to assist new and old members of the Trans-Mississippi Hellcats Mess, the Magnolia Mess, and any others interested in Confederate progressive campaign reenacting get prepared for future events such as Ft....

February 9

Destress and stretch with Rebecca Hendricks at our Visitor Center. If you are resolved to improve your health, then you won’t want to miss this free yoga class!
Please be on time and bring a mat. Call 915.533.5147 if you have questions about the event.

Cost of event: FREE

February 9

Want to do something special with a friend or loved one? Love Tour 2019 gives families, couples, friends, and singles a chance to enjoy Valentine's Fun in a serene historic setting. You choose activities in which to participate. Touring magnificent Maplecroft, having fun with our photo booth, creating a crafty picture frame, playing bingo (for the kiddos), entering our drawing for a Valentine'...

February 9

Join us in making Valentine worthy friendship bracelets and other crafts. Refreshments will be available. Admission is $2.00 per child.

 

February 12

This book club introduces a delicious angle on literature by pairing good food with good books as each month a culinary feature will be drawn from our reading selections. Avid readers are invited to join this journey of taste and adventure. We will meet around the kitchen table in Maplecroft, the 1870 home of Frank and Clara Starr. Reading selections will be a mixture of fiction and non-fiction...

February 13

Don’t let leftovers get you down… spice them up with fun and educational discussions at the Magoffin Home! On the second Wednesday of every month we will provide a comfortable eating space, as well as guest speakers, volunteers and staff who will entertain you with topics plucked from El Paso's history and its stewardship. Bring your lunch and we supply the laughs and learning!

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February 15

Please join us for our new exhibit, on display January 25 through February 25, 2019.

February 16

Although the holiday is named for George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, we celebrate our nation’s past presidents – especially Dwight Eisenhower!  Participate in activities and make crafts.  Take your picture at our Presidential Podium.  A Birthplace House tour is included.  For youth up to age 12.  With paid admission to the site, drop in anytime between 10 AM and 2 PM.

February 16

As part of an annual rainbow trout stocking program conducted by Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPWD), we will be stocking our fishing pond multiple times with rainbow trout this winter. To help the public take advantage of this great fishing opportunity, we will be hosting a trout-fishing day on Saturday, January 19.

A Fort Griffin staff member will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m....

February 16

Celebrate science-fiction like it's 1899! Join us as we discuss Victorian sci-fi over tea and put it in historical context. Give your opinion on some classic books that influenced all modern sci-fi. Please see our reading list for 2019 below. All books selections are available online for free from Gutenberg.org or librivox. This event is free.

Must call ahead to reserve your spot! Call...

February 21

Looking to learn a new skill or take up a new hobby? Join us at the Magoffin Home State Historic Site Visitor Center on the third Thursday of the month and try something different each time! From really talented volunteers to knowledgeable staff, your instructors will lead you through a new project and inspire you. We provide all materials. Fee: $10. Call 915-533-5147 ext. 1005 to reserve your...

February 22

Please join us for our new exhibit, on display January 25 through February 25, 2019.

February 23

Destress and stretch with Rebecca Hendricks at our Visitor Center. If you are resolved to improve your health, then you won’t want to miss this free yoga class!
Please be on time and bring a mat. Call 915-533-5147 if you have questions about the event. FREE!

 

February 23

Make and take home a piece of history! Participants will have the opportunity to create slate jewelry, chains, charms, and more, with a piece of Fulton Mansion slate. This workshop will take place in the Multi-Purpose room of the Education and History center. Cost is $20 per workshop. Please contact Brady Cain to register for the event, as space will be limited: Brady.Cain@thc.texas.gov or 361...

February 23

Do you have a recipe everyone loves? Share it with us! Bring your favorite dish and copies of the recipe and swap ideas with fellow cooks. This is great if you need to add to your recipe collection. Recipes can be anything from breakfast to dessert to dog treats!  This is a FREE event.

 

March 2019

March 2

Why are old recipes so strange? Join us at the Magoffin Home State Historic Site Visitor Center as we discuss this and look at the role food played in the daily lives of 19th Century El Paso. This month's recipe comes from the El Paso Cookbook published in 1898. The recipe, ingredients, and cooking supplies will be furnished. Call 533-5147 to reserve your spot! Seating is limited and these...

March 2

Why are old recipes so strange? Join us at the Magoffin Home State Historic Site Visitor Center as we discuss this and look at the role food played in the daily lives of 19th Century El Paso. This month's recipe comes from the El Paso Cookbook published in 1898. The recipe, ingredients, and cooking supplies will be furnished. Call 533-5147 to reserve your spot. Seating is limited and these...

March 2

Fort Griffin has gained quite the reputation for having some of the darkest night skies in all of Texas. Due to the remote location of the site (although only 45 minutes from Abilene), there is minimal light pollution to hinder nighttime viewing of the stars. With such a great resource at our disposal, we don’t want to let it go to waste.

Join us on March 2 at 7 p.m. as local area...

March 8

Join Livingston the Lion at the Maxey House for his Friday Fun with Livingston series!  Children and families are invited to join Livingston at the site on the second Friday of each month for a story and crafts based on a different theme each month.  March’s theme is MAXEYS’ BIRTHDAY.  Friday Fun with Livingston will take place on March 8 from 2-4 p.m., with story time starting at 3 p.m.   ...

March 9

Escape town for a relaxing and rewarding yoga practice at Caddo Mounds Historic Site. Practicing yoga outdoors is a rare opportunity to cultivate not only an intimate connection with your body and mind, but also with life-giving community ecosystem that sustains us all. The morning will be spent in a gentle outdoor yoga class taught by yoga instructor and ecopsychologist Arrie Tucker. The...

March 9

Destress and stretch with Rebecca Hendricks at our Visitor Center. If you are resolved to improve your health, then you won’t want to miss this free yoga class!
Please be on time and bring a mat. Call 915.533.5147 if you have questions about the event.

Cost of event: FREE

March 12

Spring Break Week: March 12-14, 10 AM - 12 PM daily.  Bring your students to the Visitors Center during Spring Break for free activities to explore the world of Dwight Eisenhower and his Birthplace.  Each day features a different activity such as painting, crafting, coloring, story time, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math).  Children must be accompanied by adults.  FREE.

March 12

This book club introduces a delicious angle on literature by pairing good food with good books as each month a culinary feature will be drawn from our reading selections. Avid readers are invited to join this journey of taste and adventure. We will meet around the kitchen table in Maplecroft, the 1870 home of Frank and Clara Starr. Reading selections will be a mixture of fiction and non-...

March 13

Don’t let leftovers get you down… spice them up with fun and educational discussions at the Magoffin Home! On the second Wednesday of every month we will provide a comfortable eating space, as well as guest speakers, volunteers and staff who will entertain you with topics plucked from El Paso's history and its stewardship. Bring your lunch and we supply the laughs and learning!

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March 16

Celebrate science-fiction like it's 1899! Join us as we discuss Victorian sci-fi over tea and put it in historical context. Give your opinion on some classic books that influenced all modern sci-fi. Please see our reading list for 2019 below. All books selections are available online for free from Gutenberg.org or librivox. This event is free.

Must call ahead to reserve your spot! Call...

March 21

Looking to learn a new skill or take up a new hobby? Join us at the Magoffin Home State Historic Site Visitor Center on the third Thursday of the month and try something different each time! From really talented volunteers to knowledgeable staff, your instructors will lead you through a new project and inspire you. We provide all materials. Fee: $10. Call 915-533-5147 ext. 1005 to reserve your...

March 22

Have burning questions about slime? We have answers! In this class, you will learn how to make a cloud slime, a butter cream slime, and a clear slime and get to take them home! All materials will be provided.

*All slimes made in the class will be PVA (poly vinyl alcohol, School Glue) and borate (Borax, boratic acid) based. Do not eat these slimes, no matter how good they smell and look...

March 22

Have burning questions about slime? We have answers! In this class, you will learn how to make a cloud slime, a butter cream slime, and a clear slime and get to take them home! All materials will be provided.

*All slimes made in the class will be PVA (poly vinyl alcohol, School Glue) and borate (Borax, boratic acid) based. Do not eat these slimes, no matter how good they smell and look...

March 22

Join us as we spend the day unraveling from all the hard duties soldiers performed during their service on the Texas frontier.  Sing and hum along with musicians as they sing historic songs and play period instruments.  Enter the gambling hall and let the hole in your pocket expand under the supervision of William B. “Bat” Masterson.  Reenactors are encouraged to stay on site and let the good...

March 23

Destress and stretch with Rebecca Hendricks at our Visitor Center. If you are resolved to improve your health, then you won’t want to miss this free yoga class!
Please be on time and bring a mat. Call 915-533-5147 if you have questions about the event. FREE!

 

March 23

Make and take home a piece of history! Participants will create their own serving plate out of Fulton Mansion slate! This workshop will take place in the Multi-Purpose room of the Education and History center. Cost is $20 per workshop. Please contact Brady Cain to register for the event, as space will be limited: Brady.Cain@thc.texas.gov or 361-729-0386 ext. 21

April 2019

April 6

Why are old recipes so strange? Join us at the Magoffin Home State Historic Site Visitor Center as we discuss this and look at the role food played in the daily lives of 19th Century El Paso. This month's recipe comes from the El Paso Cookbook published in 1898. The recipe, ingredients, and cooking supplies will be furnished. Call 533-5147 to reserve your spot! Seating is limited and these...

April 6

Why are old recipes so strange? Join us at the Magoffin Home State Historic Site Visitor Center as we discuss this and look at the role food played in the daily lives of 19th Century El Paso. This month's recipe comes from the El Paso Cookbook published in 1898. The recipe, ingredients, and cooking supplies will be furnished. Call 533-5147 to reserve your spot. Seating is limited and these...

April 9

This book club introduces a delicious angle on literature by pairing good food with good books as each month a culinary feature will be drawn from our reading selections. Avid readers are invited to join this journey of taste and adventure. We will meet around the kitchen table in Maplecroft, the 1870 home of Frank and Clara Starr. Reading selections will be a mixture of fiction and non-...

April 10

Don’t let leftovers get you down… spice them up with fun and educational discussions at the Magoffin Home! On the second Wednesday of every month we will provide a comfortable eating space, as well as guest speakers, volunteers and staff who will entertain you with topics plucked from El Paso's history and its stewardship. Bring your lunch and we supply the laughs and learning!

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April 12

Join Livingston the Lion at the Maxey House for his Friday Fun with Livingston series!  Children and families are invited to join Livingston at the site on the second Friday of each month for a story and crafts based on a different theme each month.  April’s theme is SPRING TIME.  Friday Fun with Livingston will take place on April 12 from 2-4 p.m., with story time starting at 3 p.m. 

April 13

Experience Caddo Culture at Caddo Mounds State Historic Site as we celebrate the archeological and cultural heritage of the Hasinai Caddo Indians. 

The day-long celebration includes traditional Caddo music, dance and art, Other activities include talks about Caddo culture, guided hikes, children's activities, exhibits by Caddo artists, and more. ...

April 13

Destress and stretch with Rebecca Hendricks at our Visitor Center. If you are resolved to improve your health, then you won’t want to miss this free yoga class!
Please be on time and bring a mat. Call 915.533.5147 if you have questions about the event.

Cost of event: FREE

April 13

President Dwight Eisenhower and First Lady Mamie Eisenhower revived the Easter Egg Roll tradition at the White House in 1953.  Enjoy an egg scramble, egg roll races, craft activities, and a visit by the Easter Bunny.  For youth up to age 12.  FREE.

April 18

Looking to learn a new skill or take up a new hobby? Join us at the Magoffin Home State Historic Site Visitor Center on the third Thursday of the month and try something different each time! From really talented volunteers to knowledgeable staff, your instructors will lead you through a new project and inspire you. We provide all materials. Fee: $10. Call 915-533-5147 ext. 1005 to reserve your...

April 20

Come and enjoy various Easter activities at the Sam Bell Maxey House during Easter at the Maxey House on Saturday, April 20th, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.  Admission is free for all of the activities on the grounds.  The regular admission fees apply for tours of the historic house museum. 

Easter egg hunt age groups and times:
Ages 0-2 starts at 10:00
Ages 3-5 starts at 10:30...

April 20

Celebrate science-fiction like it's 1899! Join us as we discuss Victorian sci-fi over tea and put it in historical context. Give your opinion on some classic books that influenced all modern sci-fi. Please see our reading list for 2019 below. All books selections are available online for free from Gutenberg.org or librivox. This event is free.

Must call ahead to reserve your spot! Call...

April 27

Destress and stretch with Rebecca Hendricks at our Visitor Center. If you are resolved to improve your health, then you won’t want to miss this free yoga class!
Please be on time and bring a mat. Call 915-533-5147 if you have questions about the event. FREE!

 

May 2019

May 3

Fort McKavett State Historic Site will come to life on May 4 & 5, 2019, as Living Historians from around the state gather to portray life as it would have been at the fort in the 1800s. Throughout the day, activities will include military drills, Native Indian demonstrations, Buffalo Soldiers, Buffalo Hunters, Chuck Wagon demonstrations, the Texas Camel Corps, the Texas Longhorn herd, a...

May 4

Caddo Mounds State Historic Site invites the public to a foraging workshop with Mark “Merriwether” Vorderbruggen. Mark writes the Foraging Texas Blog, http://www.foragingtexas.com/ and is a practiced forager and teacher. Mark's book and Idiot's Guide to Foraging was published April 2016. Make sure to bring your copy or pick one up at our gift shop to have Mark sign while you are here!
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May 4

Why are old recipes so strange? Join us at the Magoffin Home State Historic Site Visitor Center as we discuss this and look at the role food played in the daily lives of 19th Century El Paso. This month's recipe comes from the El Paso Cookbook published in 1898. The recipe, ingredients, and cooking supplies will be furnished. Call 533-5147 to reserve your spot! Seating is limited and these...

May 4

Why are old recipes so strange? Join us at the Magoffin Home State Historic Site Visitor Center as we discuss this and look at the role food played in the daily lives of 19th Century El Paso. This month's recipe comes from the El Paso Cookbook published in 1898. The recipe, ingredients, and cooking supplies will be furnished. Call 533-5147 to reserve your spot. Seating is limited and these...

May 5

The Texas Historical Commission (THC) will offer FREE admission to all 20 THC state historic sites on Sunday, May 5th, including the Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site in Paris, Texas.

Join us at the Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site for free tours of the home between the hours of 9 am and 4 pm.  After your tour, bring a picnic to enjoy outside or challenge your friends...

May 8

Don’t let leftovers get you down… spice them up with fun and educational discussions at the Magoffin Home! On the second Wednesday of every month we will provide a comfortable eating space, as well as guest speakers, volunteers and staff who will entertain you with topics plucked from El Paso's history and its stewardship. Bring your lunch and we supply the laughs and learning!

...

May 10

Join Livingston the Lion at the Maxey House for his Friday Fun with Livingston series!  Children and families are invited to join Livingston at the site on the second Friday of each month for a story and crafts based on a different theme each month.  May’s theme is MOTHER’S DAY.  Friday Fun with Livingston will take place on May 10 from 2-4 p.m., with story time starting at 3 p.m. 

May 11

Destress and stretch with Rebecca Hendricks at our Visitor Center. If you are resolved to improve your health, then you won’t want to miss this free yoga class!
Please be on time and bring a mat. Call 915.533.5147 if you have questions about the event.

Cost of event: FREE

May 16

Looking to learn a new skill or take up a new hobby? Join us at the Magoffin Home State Historic Site Visitor Center on the third Thursday of the month and try something different each time! From really talented volunteers to knowledgeable staff, your instructors will lead you through a new project and inspire you. We provide all materials. Fee: $10. Call 915-533-5147 ext. 1005 to reserve your...

May 17

Join us on Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18 as Fort Lancaster comes alive with soldiers, pioneers, chuck wagons, livestock, camels, a stagecoach, and much more. Learn about life at this historic military fort with a variety of living history stations and experience a typical day on the Texas frontier.

This event is FREE to the public.

May 18

Celebrate science-fiction like it's 1899! Join us as we discuss Victorian sci-fi over tea and put it in historical context. Give your opinion on some classic books that influenced all modern sci-fi. Please see our reading list for 2019 below. All books selections are available online for free from Gutenberg.org or librivox. This event is free.

Must call ahead to reserve your spot! Call...

May 25

Destress and stretch with Rebecca Hendricks at our Visitor Center. If you are resolved to improve your health, then you won’t want to miss this free yoga class!
Please be on time and bring a mat. Call 915-533-5147 if you have questions about the event. FREE!

 

June 2019

June 1

Commemorate and remember the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Normandy invasion with this formal morning program.

June 1

Why are old recipes so strange? Join us at the Magoffin Home State Historic Site Visitor Center as we discuss this and look at the role food played in the daily lives of 19th Century El Paso. This month's recipe comes from the El Paso Cookbook published in 1898. The recipe, ingredients, and cooking supplies will be furnished. Call 533-5147 to reserve your spot! Seating is limited and these...

June 1

Why are old recipes so strange? Join us at the Magoffin Home State Historic Site Visitor Center as we discuss this and look at the role food played in the daily lives of 19th Century El Paso. This month's recipe comes from the El Paso Cookbook published in 1898. The recipe, ingredients, and cooking supplies will be furnished. Call 533-5147 to reserve your spot. Seating is limited and these...

June 8

Destress and stretch with Rebecca Hendricks at our Visitor Center. If you are resolved to improve your health, then you won’t want to miss this free yoga class!
Please be on time and bring a mat. Call 915.533.5147 if you have questions about the event.

Cost of event: FREE

June 11

Join us for another summer of great music on the Fulton Mansion lawn! Bring your own lawn chair or picnic blanket and enjoy the beautiful sights of Aransas Bay and toe-tapping sounds of local bands. Refreshments will be available for purchase. This event is FREE of charge and family friendly! Call 361-729-0386 for more information or visit our Facebook page.

June 12

Don’t let leftovers get you down… spice them up with fun and educational discussions at the Magoffin Home! On the second Wednesday of every month we will provide a comfortable eating space, as well as guest speakers, volunteers and staff who will entertain you with topics plucked from El Paso's history and its stewardship. Bring your lunch and we supply the laughs and learning!

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June 14

Join Livingston the Lion at the Maxey House for his Friday Fun with Livingston series!  Children and families are invited to join Livingston at the site on the second Friday of each month for a story and crafts based on different theme each month.  June’s theme is FATHER’S DAY.  Friday Fun with Livingston will take place on June 14 from 2-4 p.m., with story time starting at 3 p.m.

June 15

Celebrate science-fiction like it's 1899! Join us as we discuss Victorian sci-fi over tea and put it in historical context. Give your opinion on some classic books that influenced all modern sci-fi. Please see our reading list for 2019 below. All books selections are available online for free from Gutenberg.org or librivox. This event is free.

Must call ahead to reserve your spot! Call...

June 20

Looking to learn a new skill or take up a new hobby? Join us at the Magoffin Home State Historic Site Visitor Center on the third Thursday of the month and try something different each time! From really talented volunteers to knowledgeable staff, your instructors will lead you through a new project and inspire you. We provide all materials. Fee: $10. Call 915-533-5147 ext. 1005 to reserve your...

June 22

Destress and stretch with Rebecca Hendricks at our Visitor Center. If you are resolved to improve your health, then you won’t want to miss this free yoga class!
Please be on time and bring a mat. Call 915-533-5147 if you have questions about the event. FREE!

 

July 2019

July 6

Why are old recipes so strange? Join us at the Magoffin Home State Historic Site Visitor Center as we discuss this and look at the role food played in the daily lives of 19th Century El Paso. This month's recipe comes from the El Paso Cookbook published in 1898. The recipe, ingredients, and cooking supplies will be furnished. Call 533-5147 to reserve your spot! Seating is limited and these...

July 6

Why are old recipes so strange? Join us at the Magoffin Home State Historic Site Visitor Center as we discuss this and look at the role food played in the daily lives of 19th Century El Paso. This month's recipe comes from the El Paso Cookbook published in 1898. The recipe, ingredients, and cooking supplies will be furnished. Call 533-5147 to reserve your spot. Seating is limited and these...

July 9

Join us for another summer of great music on the Fulton Mansion lawn! Bring your own lawn chair or picnic blanket and enjoy the beautiful sights of Aransas Bay and toe-tapping sounds of local bands. Refreshments will be available for purchase. This event is FREE of charge and family friendly! Call 361-729-0386 for more information or visit our Facebook page.

July 10

Don’t let leftovers get you down… spice them up with fun and educational discussions at the Magoffin Home! On the second Wednesday of every month we will provide a comfortable eating space, as well as guest speakers, volunteers and staff who will entertain you with topics plucked from El Paso's history and its stewardship. Bring your lunch and we supply the laughs and learning!

...

July 12

Join Livingston the Lion at the Maxey House for his Friday Fun with Livingston series!  Children and families are invited to join Livingston at the site on the second Friday of each month for a story and crafts based on a different theme each month.  July’s theme is PATRIOTIC.  Friday Fun with Livingston will take place on July 12 from 2-4 p.m., with story time starting at 3 p.m. 

July 13

Destress and stretch with Rebecca Hendricks at our Visitor Center. If you are resolved to improve your health, then you won’t want to miss this free yoga class!
Please be on time and bring a mat. Call 915.533.5147 if you have questions about the event.

Cost of event: FREE

July 18

Looking to learn a new skill or take up a new hobby? Join us at the Magoffin Home State Historic Site Visitor Center on the third Thursday of the month and try something different each time! From really talented volunteers to knowledgeable staff, your instructors will lead you through a new project and inspire you. We provide all materials. Fee: $10. Call 915-533-5147 ext. 1005 to reserve your...

July 20

Celebrate science-fiction like it's 1899! Join us as we discuss Victorian sci-fi over tea and put it in historical context. Give your opinion on some classic books that influenced all modern sci-fi. Please see our reading list for 2019 below. All books selections are available online for free from Gutenberg.org or librivox. This event is free.

Must call ahead to reserve your spot! Call...

July 27

Destress and stretch with Rebecca Hendricks at our Visitor Center. If you are resolved to improve your health, then you won’t want to miss this free yoga class!
Please be on time and bring a mat. Call 915-533-5147 if you have questions about the event. FREE!

 

August 2019

August 3

Why are old recipes so strange? Join us at the Magoffin Home State Historic Site Visitor Center as we discuss this and look at the role food played in the daily lives of 19th Century El Paso. This month's recipe comes from the El Paso Cookbook published in 1898. The recipe, ingredients, and cooking supplies will be furnished. Call 533-5147 to reserve your spot! Seating is limited and these...

August 3

Why are old recipes so strange? Join us at the Magoffin Home State Historic Site Visitor Center as we discuss this and look at the role food played in the daily lives of 19th Century El Paso. This month's recipe comes from the El Paso Cookbook published in 1898. The recipe, ingredients, and cooking supplies will be furnished. Call 533-5147 to reserve your spot. Seating is limited and these...

August 9

Join Livingston the Lion at the Maxey House for his Friday Fun with Livingston series!  Children and families are invited to join Livingston at the site on the second Friday of each month for a story and crafts based on a different them each month.  August’s theme is SUMMER TIME.  Friday Fun with Livingston will take place on August 9 from 2-4 p.m., with story time starting at 3 p.m.

August 10

Destress and stretch with Rebecca Hendricks at our Visitor Center. If you are resolved to improve your health, then you won’t want to miss this free yoga class!
Please be on time and bring a mat. Call 915.533.5147 if you have questions about the event.

Cost of event: FREE

August 13

Join us for another summer of great music on the Fulton Mansion lawn! Bring your own lawn chair or picnic blanket and enjoy the beautiful sights of Aransas Bay and toe-tapping sounds of local bands. Refreshments will be available for purchase. This event is FREE of charge and family friendly! Call 361-729-0386 for more information or visit our Facebook page.

August 14

Don’t let leftovers get you down… spice them up with fun and educational discussions at the Magoffin Home! On the second Wednesday of every month we will provide a comfortable eating space, as well as guest speakers, volunteers and staff who will entertain you with topics plucked from El Paso's history and its stewardship. Bring your lunch and we supply the laughs and learning!

...

August 15

Looking to learn a new skill or take up a new hobby? Join us at the Magoffin Home State Historic Site Visitor Center on the third Thursday of the month and try something different each time! From really talented volunteers to knowledgeable staff, your instructors will lead you through a new project and inspire you. We provide all materials. Fee: $10. Call 915-533-5147 ext. 1005 to reserve your...

August 17

Celebrate science-fiction like it's 1899! Join us as we discuss Victorian sci-fi over tea and put it in historical context. Give your opinion on some classic books that influenced all modern sci-fi. Please see our reading list for 2019 below. All books selections are available online for free from Gutenberg.org or librivox. This event is free.

Must call ahead to reserve your spot! Call...

August 24

Destress and stretch with Rebecca Hendricks at our Visitor Center. If you are resolved to improve your health, then you won’t want to miss this free yoga class!
Please be on time and bring a mat. Call 915-533-5147 if you have questions about the event. FREE!

 

October 2019

October 11

The Eisenhower Birthplace welcomes the entire 7th Grade from Denison’s Scott Middle School as part of the annual city-wide Denison History Day event.  Please be aware of this extra activity as you plan your visit to the Eisenhower Birthplace.

October 12

It's General Eisenhower's 129th Birthday!  Celebrate Dwight Eisenhower’s birth in Denison, Texas, with performances, military vehicles, activities, and free Birthplace House tours.

December 2019

December 1

Please join us on Sunday, December 1, 2019, for Museum Store Sunday. Become a patron of the Eisenhower Birthplace and with every purchase you make in our museum store you support the programs and preservation of the birthplace of our 34th President, Dwight D. Eisenhower.