Events

February 2019

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 21

The very talented Jessica Nelson of Jay Bird Crochet will introduce newbies to the art of crocheting. All materials needed will be provided. Come spend an hour of your day procuring a new hobby!
Classes are $15 each with a 4th class free...

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 us to register for the event, as space will be limited: Jessica.Paterson@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.

 

February 23

Local artist, Catherine King, will give a talk on her art.


The year 2019 marks Castroville’s 175th anniversary as a settlement. The new immigrants arrived to turn this area into their home. History is everywhere. She is surrounded...

February 28

The very talented Jessica Nelson of Jay Bird Crochet will introduce newbies to the art of crocheting. All materials needed will be provided. Come spend an hour of your day procuring a new hobby!
Classes are $15 each with a 4th class free...

March 2019

March 1

Find your zen in our museum with Maria from Now and Zen Yoga. $4 for adults, $3 for children. Free for Friends of Landmark Inn. Bring your own yoga mat.

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

Join the Friends of Casa Navarro for José Antonio Navarro’s birthday celebration ceremony and scholarship awards. Please RSVP to 210-365-5536 or ssalinas@hts-tx.com

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 7

The very talented Jessica Nelson of Jay Bird Crochet will introduce newbies to the art of crocheting. All materials needed will be provided. Come spend an hour of your day procuring a new hobby!
Classes are $15 each with a 4th class free...

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

Falling behind on your New Years' resolution? Need help figuring out nutrition? Bored with your current workout routine?

Well, come and join CrossFit Mexia and the Confederate Reunion Grounds for timeless event!

Even if you are on track with your fitness, just come to have fun since March is National Nutrition Month and try out something new!...

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 9

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 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

The Kitchen Table Book Club meets on the second Tuesday of the month from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM in the 1880s kitchen of Maplecroft, the 1871 home of Frank and Clara Starr.

Guests are encouraged to bring a sack lunch. The site will provide water, coffee, tea (hot or cold) and fresh baked cookies. The book club is free and open to anyone 18 years and older.

Come join us for...

March 12

Join us for fun and creative Spring Break activities including crafts, games and hands-on activities. The event is free, but all children must be accompanied by an adult.

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 13

Join us for fun and creative Spring Break activities including crafts, games and hands-on activities. The event is free, but all children must be accompanied by an adult.

March 13

The Starr Struck Theatre, in collaboration with the Starr Family Home State Historic Site, announces its inaugural production, The Masque of Beauty and the Beast, by Michael Brill.  This classic tale of romance and redemption is brilliantly told in rhyme and music.  Performances will be in the open air on the grounds of the Starr Family Home at the corner of South Grove and West Travis in...

March 14

The very talented Jessica Nelson of Jay Bird Crochet will introduce newbies to the art of crocheting. All materials needed will be provided. Come spend an hour of your day procuring a new hobby!
Classes are $15 each with a 4th class free...

March 16

Think you have some of the best chili around? Bring it to the Confederate Reunion Grounds Chili Cook Off!
This event is sure to be something special....

March 16

Rediscover the secrets of cooking with fire. On Saturday, March 16, Landmark Inn State Historic Site presents a campfire cooking and open-hearth cooking workshop inside and outside of the 1849 Monod Kitchen. Participants will use historic techniques to prepare several historic recipes or “receipts” eaten by the the early people of Castroville, including wild game of the period. The workshop...

March 16

Join us for a special treat as educator and Nacogdoches Public Library's Program Coordinator Michael Moore leads an exciting story hike and nature play program. We will explore Caddo Mounds in an interactive hike, discover and learn some techniques to live with the land, and hear a few stories told by the Caddo people. The program is free, but regular site admission applies.
Please come...

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

Come enjoy coffee & morning treats and some great networking opportunities in your community!

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 us to register for the event, as space will be limited: Jessica.Paterson@thc.texas.gov or 361-729-0386 ext. 30

March 23

Join us to learn all about how the German language relates to the Alsatian language in the heart of Little Alsace. $4 for adults, $3 for children. Friends of Landmark Inn are free.

March 30

Right Choice Shearing will be on site to demonstrate sheep shearing. Learn about the benefits of shearing sheep as part of their care, the use of their wool, and a bit of sheep ranching history. Gulf Coast Native Sheep, a heritage breed, will be sheared at this event. More information on the breed can be found at https://livestockconservancy.org/index.php/heritage/internal/gulf-coast...

April 2019

April 5

Find your zen in our museum with Maria from Now and Zen Yoga. $4 for adults, $3 for children. Free for Friends of Landmark Inn. Bring your own yoga mat.

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

The Kitchen Table Book Club meets on the second Tuesday of the month from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM in the 1880s kitchen of Maplecroft, the 1871 home of Frank and Clara Starr.

Guests are encouraged to bring a sack lunch. The site will provide water, coffee, tea (hot or cold) and fresh baked cookies. The book club is free and open to anyone 18 years and older.

Come join us for...

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 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 15

Meeting details are still being planned. Please check back closer to the meeting for more details. paige.neumann@thc.texas.gov 512.463.6100

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

Come one, come all! It's time for an Egg Hunt! We will be hiding eggs at specific locations around the Site. There will be seperate hunts for different age groups:
3 yr old and under...

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 27

Come celebrate the dedication of a historical marker for Booker T. Washington School. For more information, please contact BTW Mass School Reunion Committee at btwmsrc@yahoo.com.

May 2019

May 3

Fort McKavett State Historic Site will come to life on May 3 & 4, 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 3

Find your zen in our museum with Maria from Now and Zen Yoga. $4 for adults, $3 for children. Free for Friends of Landmark Inn. Bring your own yoga mat.

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!
...

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 22 THC state historic sites on Sunday, May 5, 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 a.m. and 4 p.m.  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 9

The Kitchen Table Book Club meets on the second Tuesday of the month from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM in the 1880s kitchen of Maplecroft, the 1871 home of Frank and Clara Starr.

Guests are encouraged to bring a sack lunch. The site will provide water, coffee, tea (hot or cold) and fresh baked cookies. The book club is free and open to anyone 18 years and older.

Come join us for...

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

Come out to the Fort and meet with various historic tradesmen and women as they show off their skills in their various crafts. From blacksmithing and tailoring to photography and carpentry, many historic trades will be featured, displaying the life of craftsmen before factories made them obsolete. After you visit the fort, be sure to swing down to the Ft. McKavett Volunteer Fire Department to...

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 10

On June 10 & 11, 2019, children ages 4-6 will learn how the natural environment and other things work with Madeline Sherrill, master science teacher. Students will explore the site while looking for history that supports what they learn about science. This annual event fills quickly. Reserve your spot today. To reserve and to make payment, the student’s parent/guardian must contact...

June 11

On June 10 & 11, children ages 4-6 will learn how the natural environment and other things work with Madeline Sherrill, master science teacher. Students will explore the site while looking for history that supports what they learn about science. This annual event fills quickly. Reserve your spot today. To reserve and to make payment, the student’s parent/guardian must contact Madeline...

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

June 12 - 14, 2019, children ages 7-12 will learn how the natural environment and other things work with Madeline Sherrill, master science teacher. Students will explore the site while looking for history that supports what they learn about science. This annual event fills quickly. Reserve your spot today. To reserve and to make payment, the student’s parent/guardian must contact Madeline...

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 13

June 12 - 14, 2019, children ages 7-12 will learn how the natural environment and other things work with Madeline Sherrill, master science teacher. Students will explore the site while looking for history that supports what they learn about science. This annual event fills quickly. Reserve your spot today. To reserve and to make payment, the student’s parent/guardian must contact Madeline...

June 13

The Kitchen Table Book Club meets on the second Tuesday of the month from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM in the 1880s kitchen of Maplecroft, the 1871 home of Frank and Clara Starr.

Guests are encouraged to bring a sack lunch. The site will provide water, coffee, tea (hot or cold) and fresh baked cookies. The book club is free and open to anyone 18 years and older.

Come join us for...

June 14

June 12 - 14, 2019, children ages 7-12 will learn how the natural environment and other things work with Madeline Sherrill, master science teacher. Students will explore the site while looking for history that supports what they learn about science. This annual event fills quickly. Reserve your spot today. To reserve and to make payment, the student’s parent/guardian must contact Madeline...

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 17

On June 17 & 18, 2019, children ages 4-6 will learn how the natural environment and other things work with Madeline Sherrill, master science teacher. Students will explore the site while looking for history that supports what they learn about science. This annual event fills quickly. Reserve your spot today. To reserve and to make payment, the student’s parent/guardian must contact...

June 18

On June 17 & 18, 2019, children ages 4-6 will learn how the natural environment and other things work with Madeline Sherrill, master science teacher. Students will explore the site while looking for history that supports what they learn about science. This annual event fills quickly. Reserve your spot today. To reserve and to make payment, the student’s parent/guardian must contact...

June 19

June 19 - 21, 2019, children ages 7-12 will learn how the natural environment and other things work with Madeline Sherrill, master science teacher. Students will explore the site while looking for history that supports what they learn about science. This annual event fills quickly. Reserve your spot today. To reserve and to make payment, the student’s parent/guardian must contact Madeline...

June 20

June 19 - 21, 2019, children ages 7-12 will learn how the natural environment and other things work with Madeline Sherrill, master science teacher. Students will explore the site while looking for history that supports what they learn about science. This annual event fills quickly. Reserve your spot today. To reserve and to make payment, the student’s parent/guardian must contact Madeline...

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 21

June 19 - 21, 2019, children ages 7-12 will learn how the natural environment and other things work with Madeline Sherrill, master science teacher. Students will explore the site while looking for history that supports what they learn about science. This annual event fills quickly. Reserve your spot today. To reserve and to make payment, the student’s parent/guardian must contact Madeline...

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 11

The Kitchen Table Book Club meets on the second Tuesday of the month from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM in the 1880s kitchen of Maplecroft, the 1871 home of Frank and Clara Starr.

Guests are encouraged to bring a sack lunch. The site will provide water, coffee, tea (hot or cold) and fresh baked cookies. The book club is free and open to anyone 18 years and older.

Come join us for...

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

Come out and see living historians and reenactors demonstrate methods of tailoring from the 19th Century. See many things from shirts to pants to uniforms be created or practice your stitches!  For materials lists and additional information, please RSVP no later than July 1 to Kevin.Malcolm@thc.texas.gov. 

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 25

Meeting location and details are still being planned. Please check back closer to the meeting for more details. paige.neumann@thc.texas.gov 512.463.6100

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!

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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!

 

September 2019

September 28

Join us for an evening of Caddo stories and night sky exploration.
We will gather at 7:30 p.m., around a campfire with Educator/Interpreter Rachel Galan to learn about Caddo history and culture through night themed stories. Feel free to bring supplies to roast marshmallows and make smores! At 8 p.m., Douglas (Doug) Parsons, Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Tyler Junior College, will...

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.

October 17

Meeting location and details are still being planned. Please check back closer to the meeting for more details. paige.neumann@thc.texas.gov 512.463.6100

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.