All Historic Site Events

September 2018

September 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...

September 21

Description: Overshirts, Undershirts, Battleshirts, OH MY! This program will be a workshop event that will teach reenactors to make their own handmade shirts to go with any impression! Linen and cotton undershirts made on the square were very common from the early 1800's through the 1860's and 70's. Overshirts and fancier "battleshirts" were also very common outerwear for soldiers during the...

September 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!

 

September 22

Join us for our biggest event of the year, Farming Heritage Day, on Saturday, September 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We'll have many hands-on activities for families, antique tractor displays, farm animals, games, food, tours and more!  The event is free.  Make plans now to join us for all the farming fun at "Mr. Sam's" house!

September 22

Our newest exhibit, "Breaking Ground: Cattle, Corn, and Cars on the Rayburn Farm" will open to the public on Saturday, September 22 at 10 a.m. This exhibit explores the history of farming and ranching at Sam Rayburn's home in Texas. Trends in farming in North Texas from the mid-20th century are explored from manual labor to mechanized equipment leading to the need for soil and water...

September 22

Have you always wanted to know how to make those cute burlap and ribbon wreaths? Take your chance to learn by joining us at the Confederate Reunion Grounds for our wreath making event. The main theme will be centered around "Autumn." You will be able to learn step by step how to make the wreaths. 

Admission is $4. If you bring your own wire wreath, admission is free. 

September 22

Every Saturday at 2 p.m., see part of the Official State of Texas Longhorn Herd up close at Fort Griffin, and hear...

September 25

How does a recipe for cooking ox brains teach us about history? Find out at Casa Navarro’s new exhibit, La Cocina en el Bolsillo: Early Twentieth Century Recipes for a Mexican Palate. Learn about the shared culinary heritage of San Antonio and Mexico through a series of pocket sized cookbooks published at the turn of the twentieth century. These recipe books are a window into the Mexican...

September 29

Every Saturday at 2 p.m., see part of the Official State of Texas Longhorn Herd up close at Fort Griffin, and hear...

September 29

Come out to Fort Griffin and step back in time at our monthly Campfire Tales! Hear history and lore of longhorns, cattle drives, and of a time long ago- right where it happened! Enjoy sitting around a campfire on the Great Western Cattle Trail, listening to true accounts, tall tales, and even a few ghost stories! Have some fun, and you are welcome to tell a tale of your own. And remember, when...

October 2018

October 1

As part of Archeology Month, the Sam Bell Maxey House is presenting "Gravestone Symbols and their Meanings in Evergreen."

Gravestones are very personal things, used to represent the people that they honor. In the past, different symbols and carvings on gravestones held certain meanings and told the viewer something about the deceased.

Throughout the month of October, visitors...

October 1

As part of Archeology Month, the Sam Bell Maxey House is presenting "Gravestone Symbols and their Meanings in Clarksville."

Gravestones are very personal things, used to represent the people that they honor. In the past, different symbols and carvings on gravestones held certain meanings and told the viewer something about the deceased.

Throughout the month of October, visitors...

October 3

The Eisenhower Birthplace Foundation gave the Eisenhower Birthplace site to the State of Texas 60 years ago today!  Stop by for refreshments and free tours of the Birthplace house at 2 and 3 pm.

October 6

Celebrate Texas Archeology Month every weekend in October by visiting one of the state's most distinguished and unique archeological sites. San Felipe de Austin was burned to the ground during the Runaway Scrape of 1836 as fleeing residents evacuated ahead of Santa Anna's advancing Mexican army. Throughout weekends in October, site staff and volunteers will be engaged in active excavations,...

October 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! Cost is $5.

September 1–...

October 6

Join us as Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site celebrates its annual Harvest Festival, now known as Hoggtoberfest!  Spend a fun-filled afternoon exploring the plantation and strolling through the barn to see the tools and wagons used during the harvests of the 1800s.  Stop by the garden to see sugar cane grow, learn how it’s harvested, and even taste a sample. Visitors may also take...

October 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 today. Cost is $5.

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October 6

Every Saturday at 2 p.m., see part of the Official State of Texas Longhorn Herd up close at Fort Griffin, and hear...

October 6

Back by popular demand and just in time for Major League Playoffs and the World Series! Poems about baseball reveal the sport's history. Castroville has a long and glorious history of playing in the renowned Highway 90 League. The poems are presented with historic dramatic techniques of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Enjoy poems like Take Me Out to the Ball Game, Baseball's Sad Lexicon,...

October 7

Celebrate Texas Archeology Month every weekend in October by visiting one of the state's most distinguished and unique archeological sites. San Felipe de Austin was burned to the ground during the Runaway Scrape of 1836 as fleeing residents evacuated ahead of Santa Anna's advancing Mexican army. Throughout weekends in October, site staff and volunteers will be engaged in active excavations,...

October 8

Join the Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site for an evening of stargazing. This event coincides with the Draconids Meteor Shower. The shower, if visible, can allow viewers to see as many as 10 meteors per hour. The shower runs annually from October 6-10 and peaks this year on October 8. 

Admission is $5 per family and all ages are welcome. Visitors are encouraged to bring...

October 9

Join Livingston the Lion at the Maxey House for his Late Night with Livingston series!  Children and families are invited to join Livingston at the site on the second Tuesday of each month for a story and crafts based on a different theme each month.  October’s theme is HALLOWEEN.  Late Night with Livingston will take place on October 9 from 6-8 p.m., with story time starting at 7 p.m.

October 9

This book club introduces a delicious angle on literature by paring good food...

October 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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October 11

Join us at the Magoffin Home to celebrate an El Paso institution, Tom Lea! The Magoffin's represent the pioneer spirit that Tom Lea depicted in his work and we want to bring that to you for one evening. Come and drink cowboy coffee, hot cocoa and eat some baked goods while the Six Guns and Shady Ladies spin tales about early El Paso. This event is free and family-friendly.

October 12

Join us for our annual Fort Griffin Living History Days!

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October 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.  October’s theme is HALLOWEEN.  Friday Fun with Livingston will take place on October 12 from 2-4 p.m., with story time starting at 3 p.m.

October 13

Celebrate Texas Archeology Month every weekend in October by visiting one of the state's most distinguished and unique archeological sites. San Felipe de Austin was burned to the ground during the Runaway Scrape of 1836 as fleeing residents evacuated ahead of Santa Anna's advancing Mexican army. Throughout weekends in October, site staff and volunteers will be engaged in active excavations,...

October 13

All the sights and sounds from Texas' frontier times come alive with costumed living history presenters. More details to come on the participants.

October 13

Join us for a day and night of exploration as we spend the day looking at artifacts found at Fort McKavett during the archaeological digs done since the 1970’s. See the amazing finds of stones, glassware, metal buttons and fragments, and much more. Stay with us or come back after dusk and gaze upon the heavens with the Johnson Space Center Astronomical Society as they use their high-powered...

October 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

October 13

Did you know October is Archaeology Month? Would you like to be an archaeologist for a day? Then join us for a simulated excavation to uncover historic treasures! Be sure to wear old clothes.

October 13

To celebrate Archaeology Month in October, Mission Dolores will be hosting a lecture & tour of the archaeological site. This program is designed for adult audiences.

October 13

Every Saturday at 2 p.m., see part of the Official State of Texas Longhorn Herd up close at Fort Griffin, and hear...

October 13

Most people visit historic sites during the day and see daytime activities. Tonight you have the rare opportunity to see historic life at night. Admission is free to those who pre-register. Call 830-931-2133 or check in a the welcome desk in the historic Landmark Inn.

October 14

Celebrate Texas Archeology Month every weekend in October by visiting one of the state's most distinguished and unique archeological sites. San Felipe de Austin was burned to the ground during the Runaway Scrape of 1836 as fleeing residents evacuated ahead of Santa Anna's advancing Mexican army. Throughout weekends in October, site staff and volunteers will be engaged in active excavations,...

October 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...

October 20

Celebrate Texas Archeology Month every weekend in October by visiting one of the state's most distinguished and unique archeological sites. San Felipe de Austin was burned to the ground during the Runaway Scrape of 1836 as fleeing residents evacuated ahead of Santa Anna's advancing Mexican army. Throughout weekends in October, site staff and volunteers will be engaged in active excavations,...

October 20

Workshop guests will have the opportunity to create fall decorations from two pint-size mason jars.  Your autumn creations can be used as luminaries, candy jars, vases, change holders or whatever you can dream up.  All supplies will be included to make your unique festive fall fancies!

$10 per person ~ Reservations and prepayment are required.  For information call 903-935-3044.

October 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...

October 20

Every Saturday at 2 p.m., see part of the Official State of Texas Longhorn Herd up close at Fort Griffin, and hear...

October 20

Come out to Fort Griffin and step back in time at our monthly Campfire Tales! Hear history and lore of longhorns, cattle drives, and of a time long ago- right where it happened! Enjoy sitting around a campfire on the Great Western Cattle Trail, listening to true accounts, tall tales, and even a few ghost stories! Have some fun, and you are welcome to tell a tale of your own. And remember, when...

October 21

Celebrate Texas Archeology Month every weekend in October by visiting one of the state's most distinguished and unique archeological sites. San Felipe de Austin was burned to the ground during the Runaway Scrape of 1836 as fleeing residents evacuated ahead of Santa Anna's advancing Mexican army. Throughout weekends in October, site staff and volunteers will be engaged in active excavations,...

October 21

Join us as we continue the Maxey House Book Club! Every month, we will get together and discuss a different book. We will meet in person in the Maxey House at 3 p.m.  On October 21st, we will be reading and discussing The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell.

If you can’t make a meeting in person or you just can't wait until the meeting to start the discussion, no problem! We also...

October 22

Join the Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site for an evening of stargazing. This event will coincide with the Orionids Meteor Shower. Come join us for what might be a good shooting star show!

Admission is $5 per family and all ages are welcome. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own binoculars and telescopes to the event. If skies are clear, many constellations can be...

October 27

Celebrate Texas Archeology Month every weekend in October by visiting one of the state's most distinguished and unique archeological sites. San Felipe de Austin was burned to the ground during the Runaway Scrape of 1836 as fleeing residents evacuated ahead of Santa Anna's advancing Mexican army. Throughout weekends in October, site staff and volunteers will be engaged in active excavations,...

October 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!

 

October 27

During the 28th Annual Sassafras Festival, Mission Dolores State Historic Site will have a booth set up at the courthouse square in downtown San Augustine, Texas. Stop by and say hello!

October 27

The 2018 Cemetery Walking Tour of Willow Wild Cemetery in Bonham will be held on Saturday, October 27 at 10 a.m. Explore the graves of World War I veterans and learn of their activities during the "Great War." Refreshments served. The tour is free.

Tour begins near Willow Wild Cemetery entrance gates at 10 a.m. on October 27.
 

October 27

Travel back in time on the historic El Camino Real De Los Tejas! Enjoy food, fun, pioneer skills, presentations, crafts, music, and guided hikes. 

October is also Texas Archeology Month. You will be...

October 27

The Confederate Reunion Grounds invites you to join us for a “Spooktacular” event! Plans for the event include a Pumpkin Carving Contest beginning at 2 p.m. and a Costume Contest beginning at 3 p.m. There will also be face painting, Halloween crafts, spooky storytelling, a picture booth and of course, candy!

*If you would like to participate in the Pumpkin Carving Contest, please bring...

October 27

Celebrate Texas Archeology Month at the Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site on Saturday, October 27 from 1--3 p.m. View archeological collections recovered from the grounds of the Sam Rayburn House during a dig in 1977. Admission is free.

October 27

Every Saturday at 2 p.m., see part of the Official State of Texas Longhorn Herd up close at Fort Griffin, and hear...

October 27

Join us for the “Walking with the Dead” Cemetery tour - a spooky nighttime stroll through the woods to the plantation’s 1840s era Patton Family Cemetery, and learn about mortality on the plantation during the 1800s and the dangers of the early Texas wilderness. Then, step into the plantation house for a candlelit look at the death of the site’s last owner, Governor James S. Hogg, and the...

October 28

Celebrate Texas Archeology Month every weekend in October by visiting one of the state's most distinguished and unique archeological sites. San Felipe de Austin was burned to the ground during the Runaway Scrape of 1836 as fleeing residents evacuated ahead of Santa Anna's advancing Mexican army. Throughout weekends in October, site staff and volunteers will be engaged in active excavations,...

October 30

Learn about the Día de los Muertos holiday and the basics of altar making. All craft supplies will be provided. Please bring a copy of a photo of a deceased loved one. Adults, children and families can create and decorate their own portable altar and take it home. This is a free event.

Free parking is available at city-operated parking garages, parking lots and parking meters every...

October 31

Join us at the courthouse square in downtown San Augustine to visit staff/volunteers dressed in historical costume and grab a treat!

October 31

Calling all Mummies, Daddies, and Kiddies!  Join us at the Maxey House on Wednesday, October 31 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for a Halloween Open House.  There will be plenty of Halloween-themed crafts and games for all to enjoy, and to prevent any tricks, there will also be treats.  Don’t be a scaredy-cat, come out and have a spooktacular time!

November 2018

November 3

The local community has celebrated Stephen F. Austin's birthday at this historic site for over 90 years. This year, with a new museum open on the grounds, the Texas Historical Commission will host an exciting history festival that will include guest speakers, themed tours, a variety of hands-on programming experiences, living history programs and demonstrations, period music and much more.

November 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! Cost is $5.

September 1–...

November 3

This outdoor event is free and open to the public. Guests will enjoy 19th century toys and games, viewing living history demonstrations including blacksmith Keith Coleman, and making their own old-time crafts. The Rusk County Dulcimers, led by Tom Loomis, will return again this year to play their Mountain Dulicmers for event guests. The group's repetoire includes old gospel, folk, country and...

November 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 today. Cost is $5.

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November 3

Come learn how to make Spanish Hot Chocolate based on a 1650 recipe--fun for the whole family! All attendees will get to sample the beverage and take home a copy of the recipe. Yum!

November 9

FALL IN and join members of Company H, 8th US Infantry as they practice their close order drill in preparation for a garrison reenactment event in the Fall of 2019.  Saturday, the soldiers will go into Menard to participate in the annual Veterans Day Parade before returning to the fort to continue their drill practice.  New reenactor volunteers are encouraged to stay on site and immerse...

November 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 theme each month.  November’s theme is THANKSGIVING.  Friday Fun with Livingston will take place on November 9 from 2-4 p.m., with story time starting at 3 p.m. ...

November 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

November 13

Join Livingston the Lion at the Maxey House for his Late Night with Livingston series!  Children and families are invited to join Livingston at the site on the second Tuesday of each month for a story and crafts based on a different theme each month.  November’s theme is THANKSGIVING.  Late Night with Livingston will take place on November 13 from 6-8 p.m., with story time starting at 7 p.m...

November 13

This book club introduces a delicious angle on literature by paring 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-...

November 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!

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November 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...

November 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...

November 18

Join us as we continue the Maxey House Book Club! Every month, we will get together and discuss a different book. We will meet in person in the Maxey House at 3 p.m.  On November 18th, we will be reading and discussing I Was Anastasia by Ariel Lawhorn.

If you can’t make a meeting in person or you just can't wait until the meeting to start the discussion, no problem! We also have an...

November 24

It’s a time to be thankful! Join us at the Confederate Reunion Grounds for a “Family Fun Day!” Feel free to bring food to grill, or pack a picnic. There will be various games to play on the site grounds, including Bingo, giant scrabble, lawn dice, Jumbo Jenga and more! Bring the whole family and come relax with us! 

Admission for the event is free. Canned food donations are accepted...

November 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!

 

November 30

Join the San Augustine community on the courthouse square to see the numerous Christmas floats. The Mission Dolores float won 2nd place last year, but we have our eye on 1st place this year!

December 2018

December 1

Take a stroll on the walking trail at Mission Dolores while it is lit up for the holiday season! Lighted trail accessible extended evening hours during the month of December.

December 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! Cost is $5.

September 1–...

December 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 today. Cost is $5.

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December 1

Kids of all ages are invited to meet in the Blake House to make a Christmas themed craft. Sparkles will be involved. Afterwards, all guests will get to decorate their own Christmas cookie snack with frosting and sprinkles. Guests can choose to drink hot chocolate or punch with their snack and then are invited to settle down to hear a Christmas story. ...

December 1

Castroville Conservation Society begins its popular holiday tour of homes from Landmark Inn. Tickets may be purchased on the day of the event at the Landmark Inn.

December 8

Get into the holiday spirit at the Sam Rayburn House by joining us for the annual Holiday Open House. Come see "Mr. Sam's" home decorated for the holidays, enjoy tasty treats, and kids can take part in a craft activity. Tours on the hour and half hour. Admission and tours are free. 

December 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

December 8

Stop by the Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site on Saturday, December 8th from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. to participate in “Christmas at the Maxey House,” which focuses on the Longs’ Christmas traditions this year. 

Visitors will step into the Longs’ decorated home in the midst of celebrating Christmas with family and friends.  Artifacts once belonging to the Longs will be on display...

December 8

Kids of all ages are invited to meet in the Blake House to make a Christmas themed craft. Sparkles will be involved. Afterwards, all guests will get to decorate their own Christmas cookie snack with frosting and sprinkles. Guests can choose to drink hot chocolate or punch with their snack and then are invited to settle down to hear a Christmas story. ...

December 8

Join us at the Confederate Reunion Grounds for this FREE Christmas event. Plans for the event include: Pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus, a “Snow” ball fight, Reindeer games, Christmas stories, and Christmas carols. We would love for you to join us! 

December 11

Join Livingston the Lion at the Maxey House for his Late Night with Livingston series!  Children and families are invited to join Livingston at the site on the second Tuesday of each month for a story and crafts based on a different theme each month.  December’s theme is CHRISTMAS.  Late Night with Livingston will take place on December 11 from 6-8 p.m., with story time starting at 7 p.m. 

December 11

This book club introduces a delicious angle on literature by paring 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-...

December 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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December 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 a different theme each month.  December’s theme is CHRISTMAS.  Friday Fun with Livingston will take place on December 14 from 2-4 p.m., with story time starting at 3 p.m. 

December 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...

December 15

Step back in time and tour the plantation house decorated in the style of a mid-1800s Texas Christmas. See the feather tree, learn about toys popular for gift giving during this period, and view the dining room table set for a sumptuous holiday feast. Relax outside and enjoy the beverage of the season, wassail, and Christmas cookies. Victorian Santa will also be available for photos. The entry...

December 16

Join us as we continue the Maxey House Book Club! Every month, we will get together and discuss a different book. We will meet in person in the Maxey House at 3 p.m.  On December 16th, we will be reading and discussing Last Christmas in Paris by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb.

If you can’t make a meeting in person or you just can't wait until the meeting to start the discussion, no...

December 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...

December 20

Livingston invited St. Nicholas to the Maxey House to spend an evening with all his special friends.  During the event on Thursday, December 20th, from 6-8 p.m., children will make Christmas-themed crafts and listen to A Visit from St. Nicholas, better known today as ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, while waiting for St. Nicholas to arrive.  After St. Nicholas arrives, children will be able...

December 21

Ring in the holidays with us here at Fort McKavett!  Join site staff and reenactor volunteers as they host the Christmas holiday with period celebrations, decoration crafting, caroling, food, and much more!  Reenactor volunteers are welcome to join us in period clothes and enjoy all the festivities of Christmas on the 19th Century Frontier.  If you have a traditional family recipe, feel free...

December 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!

 

January 2019

January 5

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! Cost is $5.

September 1–...

January 5

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 today. Cost is $5.

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January 8

Join Livingston the Lion at the Maxey House for his Late Night with Livingston series!  Children and families are invited to join Livingston at the site on the second Tuesday of each month for a story and crafts based on a different theme each month.  January’s theme is SNOW.  Late Night with Livingston will take place on January 8 from 6-8 p.m., with story time starting at 7 p.m. 

January 9

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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January 12

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

January 17

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...

January 19

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...

January 20

Join us as we continue the Maxey House Book Club! Every month, we will get together and discuss a different book. We will meet in person in the Maxey House at 3 p.m.  On January 20th, we will be reading and discussing As Bright as Heaven by Susan Meissner.

If you can’t make a meeting in person or you just can't wait until the meeting to start the discussion, no problem! We also...

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!

 

February 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! Cost is $5.

September 1–...

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 today. Cost is $5.

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February 8

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 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

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 12

Join Livingston the Lion at the Maxey House for his Late Night with Livingston series!  Children and families are invited to join Livingston at the site on the second Tuesday of each month for a story and crafts based on a different theme each month.  February’s theme is VALENTINE’S DAY.  Late Night with Livingston will take place on February 12 from 6-8 p.m., with story time starting at 7 p.m...

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!

...

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 17

Join us as we continue the Maxey House Book Club! Every month, we will get together and discuss a different book. We will meet in person in the Maxey House at 3 p.m.  On February 17th, we will be reading and discussing Circe by Madeline Miller.

If you can’t make a meeting in person or you just can't wait until the meeting to start the discussion, no problem! We also have an online...

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 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 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! Cost is $5.

September 1–...

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 today. Cost is $5.

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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

Join Livingston the Lion at the Maxey House for his Late Night with Livingston series!  Children and families are invited to join Livingston at the site on the second Tuesday of each month for a story and crafts based on a different theme each month.  March’s theme is MAXEYS’ BIRTHDAY.  Late Night with Livingston will take place on March 12 from 6-8 p.m., with story time starting at 7 p.m.

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!

...

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 17

Join us as we continue the Maxey House Book Club! Every month, we will get together and discuss a different book. We will meet in person in the Maxey House at 3 p.m.  On March 17th, we will be reading and discussing Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger.

If you can’t make a meeting in person or you just can't wait until the meeting to start the discussion, no problem! We also...

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

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!

 

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! Cost is $5.

September 1–...

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 today. Cost is $5.

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April 9

Join Livingston the Lion at the Maxey House for his Late Night with Livingston series!  Children and families are invited to join Livingston at the site on the second Tuesday of each month for a story and crafts based on a different theme each month.  April’s theme is SPRING TIME.  Late Night with Livingston will take place on April 9 from 6-8 p.m., with story time starting at 7 p.m. 

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!

...

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 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!

 

April 28

Join us as we continue the Maxey House Book Club! Every month, we will get together and discuss a different book. We will meet in person in the Maxey House at 3 p.m.  On April 28th, we will be reading and discussing Impossible Saints by Clarissa Harwood.

If you can’t make a meeting in person or you just can't wait until the meeting to start the discussion, no problem! We also have...

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

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! Cost is $5.

September 1–...

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 today. Cost is $5.

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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 14

Join Livingston the Lion at the Maxey House for his Late Night with Livingston series!  Children and families are invited to join Livingston at the site on the second Tuesday of each month for a story and crafts based on a different theme each month.  May’s theme is MOTHER’S DAY.  Late Night with Livingston will take place on May 14 from 6-8 p.m., with story time starting at 7 p.m. 

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 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 19

Join us as we continue the Maxey House Book Club! Every month, we will get together and discuss a different book. We will meet in person in the Maxey House at 3 p.m.  On May 19th, we will be reading and discussing The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore.

If you can’t make a meeting in person or you just can't wait until the meeting to start the discussion, no problem! We also have...

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

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! Cost is $5.

September 1–...

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 today. Cost is $5.

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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 Livingston the Lion at the Maxey House for his Late Night with Livingston series!  Children and families are invited to join Livingston at the site on the second Tuesday of each month for a story and crafts based on a different theme each month.  June’s theme is FATHER’S DAY.  Late Night with Livingston will take place on June 11 from 6-8 p.m., with story time starting at 7 p.m. 

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!

...

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!

 

June 23

Join us as we continue the Maxey House Book Club! Every month, we will get together and discuss a different book. We will meet in person in the Maxey House at 3 p.m.  On June 23rd, we will be reading and discussing My Lady’s Choosing by Kitty Curan and Larissa Zageris.

If you can’t make a meeting in person or you just can't wait until the meeting to start the discussion, no problem...

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! Cost is $5.

September 1–...

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 today. Cost is $5.

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July 9

Join Livingston the Lion at the Maxey House for his Late Night with Livingston series!  Children and families are invited to join Livingston at the site on the second Tuesday of each month for a story and crafts based on a different theme each month.  July’s theme is PATRIOTIC.  Late Night with Livingston will take place on July 9 from 6-8 p.m., with story time starting at 7 p.m.

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 21

Join us as we continue the Maxey House Book Club! Every month, we will get together and discuss a different book. We will meet in person in the Maxey House at 3 p.m.  On July 21st, we will be reading and discussing The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott.

If you can’t make a meeting in person or you just can't wait until the meeting to start the discussion, no problem! We also have an...

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! Cost is $5.

September 1–...

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 today. Cost is $5.

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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 Livingston the Lion at the Maxey House for his Late Night with Livingston series!  Children and families are invited to join Livingston at the site on the second Tuesday of each month for a story and crafts based on a different theme each month.  August’s theme is SUMMER TIME.  Late Night with Livingston will take place on August 13 from 6-8 p.m., with story time starting at 7 p.m.

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 18

Join us as we continue the Maxey House Book Club! Every month, we will get together and discuss a different book. We will meet in person in the Maxey House at 3 p.m.  On August 18th, we will be reading and discussing A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn.

If you can’t make a meeting in person or you just can't wait until the meeting to start the discussion, no problem! We also...

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!