Magoffin Home State Historic Site Events

May 2018

May 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 bring a mat. Call 915.533.5147 if you have questions about the event.

Cost of event: FREE

June 2018

June 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: $5

June 6

Come learn about the sport of fencing from world class competitors! The Salle de Long School of Fencing will join us for a morning of hands-on fencing instruction, in honor of the memory of Bill Glasgow and his years as a competitor and judge of the sport.

Cost: FREE

Age Requirements: All are welcome!

Call ahead to reserve space at 533-5147, ext. 1005.

June 8

Do you love mud pies and being outside? Did you ever wonder how the Magoffin Home was built? Then join us as we get dirty and build a small adobe home! Using the same methods that were used to construct the Magoffin Home, each kid will design, build and take home their very own adobe model. Attendees should wear light, comfortable clothing that can get dirty and sunblock. Hats are also...

June 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 bring a mat. Call 915.533.5147 if you have questions about the event.

Cost of event: FREE

June 13

One of our favorite stories about the Magoffins are the tales of Octavia (Tia) Glasgow holding art classes in the front yard. In that tradition, this camp will embrace Tia's artistic spirit and lead attendees in a variety of arts and crafts projects! They will include paper mache, painting, drawing and sculpting in a variety of media. 

Camp starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 3p.m. each day....

June 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 influence all of our modern sci-fi. Please see our reading list for 2018 in the photos.

Cost: $5

Age Requirement: All are welcome!

Must call ahead to reserve your spot! Call 533-5147, ext. 1005.

June 22

Dress up in your Sunday best and join us at the Magoffin Home for tea! Learn all about the best way to serve tea and the expected etiquette for a tea party. Tour the Home and discover what tea time would have meant to fashionable society in El Paso. We will include tea and three courses of finger foods of which even Octavia Magoffin would approve! This class is appropriate for 8 - 12 years old...

June 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 bring a mat. Call 915.533.5147 if you have questions about the event.

Cost of event: FREE

July 2018

July 6

Do you love mud pies and being outside? Did you ever wonder how the Magoffin Home was built? Then join us as we get dirty and build a small adobe home! Using the same methods that were used to construct the Magoffin Home, each kid will design, build and take home their very own adobe model. Attendees should wear light, comfortable clothing that can get dirty and sunblock. Hats are also...

July 7

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: $5

July 11

Kids Camp: Life in 19th Century El Paso!

Ages 6 – 8 years

$60

Wednesday thru Friday, July 11 - 13, 2018

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Join us at the Magoffin Home State Historic Site for some live-action role-playing! Attendees will play the parts of the early settlers of El Paso and create their own version our city. When faced with dry weather, limited resources, and the...

July 14

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 bring a mat. Call 915.533.5147 if you have questions about the event.

Cost of event: FREE

July 18

Kids Camp: Victorian Science!

Ages 8 – 10 years

$60

Wednesday thru Friday, July 18 - 20, 2018

9 a.m. – 3p.m.

 

Put on your lab coats and strap on your safety goggles as we prepare to explore science in the 1800’s! We will explore steam engines, photography, vaccines, sound recording and MORE! Kids will learn scientific method and use it to conduct...

July 21

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 influence all of our modern sci-fi. Please see our reading list for 2018 in the photos.

Cost: $5

Age Requirement: All are welcome!

Must call ahead to reserve your spot! Call 533-5147, ext. 1005.

July 28

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 bring a mat. Call 915.533.5147 if you have questions about the event.

Cost of event: FREE

August 2018

August 3

Do you love mud pies and being outside? Did you ever wonder how the Magoffin Home was built? Then join us as we get dirty and build a small adobe home! Using the same methods that were used to construct the Magoffin Home, each kid will design, build and take home their very own adobe model. Attendees should wear light, comfortable clothing that can get dirty and sunblock. Hats are also...

August 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: $5

August 10

Etiquette Class: Tea Party!

Ages 6 – 10 years

$25

Friday August 10, 2018

9:00 am - noon

 

“Dress in your Sunday best and join us at the Magoffin Home for a midday tea! Kids will learn the history of entertaining in El Paso in the 1880’s, as well as the manners that were expected at such social functions. This is a three-course tea that will include...

August 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 bring a mat. Call 915.533.5147 if you have questions about the event.

Cost of event: FREE

August 15

Kids Camp: Saving History!

Ages 8 - 12 years

$60

Wednesday thru Friday, August 15-17, 2018

9 a.m. – 3p.m.

 

Put on your masks and capes and get ready to save history! Kids will learn that history is all around them. From their Tia’s sacred recipe for chile con queso to Dad’s first handmade Christmas ornament to Grandma’s stories about the good old days...

August 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 influence all of our modern sci-fi. Please see our reading list for 2018 in the photos.

Cost: $5

Age Requirement: All are welcome!

Must call ahead to reserve your spot! Call 533-5147, ext. 1005.

August 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 bring a mat. Call 915.533.5147 if you have questions about the event.

Cost of event: FREE

September 2018

September 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 influence all of our modern sci-fi. Please see our reading list for 2018 in the photos.

Cost: $5

Age Requirement: All are welcome!

Must call ahead to reserve your spot! Call 533-5147, ext. 1005.

October 2018

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 influence all of our modern sci-fi. Please see our reading list for 2018 in the photos.

Cost: $5

Age Requirement: All are welcome!

Must call ahead to reserve your spot! Call 533-5147, ext. 1005.

November 2018

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 influence all of our modern sci-fi. Please see our reading list for 2018 in the photos.

Cost: $5

Age Requirement: All are welcome!

Must call ahead to reserve your spot! Call 533-5147, ext. 1005.