All Historic Site Events

December 2019

December 7

The Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site will feature "Christmas in 1939" as the theme of our annual Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.  The former Rayburn family home will be filled with the sights, sounds, and fragrances of the season.  Throughout the event, there will be free guided tours of the home, refreshments to enjoy, make and take crafts...

December 7

Sprinkles, sparkles, and slime!!!!!!

Join in on this festive come and go event. Activities include crafting, slime making, storytime, and cookie decorating! 

All children are welcome!

This event is free.

Preregister to ensure we have enough sparkles and sprinkles to go around. 

Register via Facebook messenger, by phone 903-935-3044, or email kellie.farr@...

December 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! Seating is limited and these...

December 7

Walk the candlelit paths at Barrington Farm and experience a Texas Christmas in the decade before the Civil War.  Discover the origins of some of our favorite Holiday traditions as costumed interpreters bring to life the festivities of the season with musket-fire, music, dancing and more!  Tour the historic home of the last President of the Republic, Dr. Anson Jones, as the family enjoys their...

December 7

Texas weather can change on a dime--trust us, we know--but don’t let that stop you from taking a tour of the San Jacinto Battleground. Explore the Battle of San Jacinto and the Birthplace of Texas from the comfort. Join us at the top of the hour for a ranger-led tour of the battlefield in the park van and learn all about the Texas Revolution and the Battle of San Jacinto.

When: ...

December 7

Hold history in the palm of your hand at our Texas Frontier Touch table! Play with replicas of 19th-century toys, weapons, tools, food, clothing, and imagine yourself in the shoes of a soldier or a frontiersman/frontierswoman.

When: Anytime between 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Where: We will be set up in the main exhibit at the San Jacinto Monument

Age Range: All. All...

December 7

No Humbugs here!  Come and join us at the Maxey House on December 7th from 12-4 for a few fun holiday crafts before the hustle & bustle of the holidays begins!  Enjoy some fresh, family-friendly holiday fun as we make a few crafts to deck your halls with for the holidays.  Included in the admission fee to the site.

December 7

Start the holiday season with an El Paso tradition! Bring your family and get cozy as the Magoffin Home comes alive with the sights and sounds of the season. There will be music, performers, buñuelos, hot cocoa, champurrado, and free activities for the kids.

Call 915.533.5147 for details.

This is a FREE event.

December 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. Seating is limited and these...

December 7

Santa Clause is coming, you should too! 

Come and join us at the Confederate Reunion Grounds for this FREE Family event. Along with Santa (who has let us know he is avaliable for pictures), there will also be reindeer games, arts and crafts, along with plenty of refreshments for all.

 

December 8

Texas weather can change on a dime--trust us, we know--but don’t let that stop you from taking a tour of the San Jacinto Battleground. Explore the Battle of San Jacinto and the Birthplace of Texas from the comfort. Join us at the top of the hour for a ranger-led tour of the battlefield in the park van and learn all about the Texas Revolution and the Battle of San Jacinto.

When:...

December 11

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!

...

December 11

Now at a NEW time!

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...

December 13

Enslaved men and women, such as Jerry, Mary, Willis, and Jake, were an integral part of the full story of Barrington. Cooking a hot meal after a hard day of work was a daily routine and typically included their ration of cured pork and cornmeal supplemented with seasonal vegetables from their garden. Come join us as we demonstrate cooking a traditional meal in the style of enslaved foodways...

December 13

The Friends of Fulton Mansion invites their members to a Sneak Peak of the Fulton Mansion State Historic Site prior to the Grand Reopening.  Take advantage of this time to preview the Fulton Mansion decked out as the home might have been on Christmas Eve in 1885.  Become a member or renew your membership with The Friends of Fulton Mansion online at https://www.friendsoffultonmansion.org/ or on...

December 14

Join us the second and fourth Saturday of every month to 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 14

Enslaved men and women, such as Jerry, Mary, Willis, and Jake, were an integral part of the full story of Barrington. Cooking a hot meal after a hard day of work was a daily routine and typically included their ration of cured pork and cornmeal supplemented with seasonal vegetables from their garden. Come join us as we demonstrate cooking a traditional meal in the style of enslaved foodways...

December 14

Varner-Hogg Plantation has joined forces with The Procrastinator Santa Market for a day full of holiday joy! Stock up on gifts for family, unexpected guests, co-workers, and other special people in your life. Vendors from across the region will have handmade crafts, holiday decor and goodies, baked goods, fresh foods, and beverages.

Admission to Varner-Hogg and the Market is FREE from...

December 14

The Fulton Mansion will be reopening on Saturday, December 14, following extensive repairs due to damage caused by Hurricane Harvey in August 2017. 

After the reopening ceremony, we encourage you to tour the Fulton Mansion, which will be decorated as it might have appeared on Christmas Eve in 1885.  Observe the Fulton Family and their bustling servants as they prepare for Christmas,...

December 14

Stop by the Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site on Saturday, December 14th from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. for a jolly good time during the site’s annual “Christmas at the Maxey House.”

 Visitors will step into a Victorian family’s home in the midst of preparing for and celebrating Christmas. Come learn about past Christmas traditions from the late 1800s and see how today’s Christmas is both...

December 14

Step back in time and tour the main house at Varner-Hogg Plantation, which will be 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...

December 15

Hold history in the palm of your hand at our Texas Frontier Touch table! Play with replicas of 19th-century toys, weapons, tools, food, clothing, and imagine yourself in the shoes of a soldier or a frontiersman/frontierswoman.

When: Anytime between 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Where: We will be set up in the main exhibit at the San Jacinto Monument

Age Range: All. All...

December 19

Livingston invited St. Nicholas to the Maxey House to spend an evening with all his special friends.  During the event on Thursday, December 19th, 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 19

We are extremely excited to be able to host author and Texas man-of-letters, Stephen Harrigan (Texas Monthly magazine, Gates of the Alamo, A Friend of Mr. Lincoln) as he tours to support his new volume on Texas history titled Big Wonderful Thing. If you would be interested in attending this event, please let us know by contacting us at 979-338-0313 or by emailing shelley.wong@thc.texas.gov to...

December 21

Join us for an hour every month for a free family event designed to entertain and inspire children. Each month, we will read, craft, or play with kids using materials inspired by El Paso's history and culture. Call ahead to reserve space at 915-533-5147, ext. 1002. 

December 21

Travel back in time to where a nation was born in 1836. On the third Saturday of each month staff, and volunteers dressed in period clothing bring to life the people and events of Old Washington providing a unique opportunity to discover various aspects of life surrounding the birth of the Republic of Texas.  The program features activities suited for the entire family. Try your hand at...

December 21

What special foods do you enjoy at the holidays? Like you, the Jones family hosted visitors and enjoyed a varied diet full of exotic treats to mark the season. We’ll be making a few of these foods this weekend and talking about many others. Discussions and kitchen activities ongoing. Contact Barb King at 936-878-2214 x248.

December 21

Did you know the word ‘yule’ actually comes from the Old Norse word jol, a festival from before Christianity that marked the winter solstice?  Swing on by the Maxey House from 12-4 on December 21st and ‘ho-ho-hoedown’ with us as we craft some last-minute decorations for your holiday festivities. We’ll be making snowman ornaments and decorating stockings, so bring your crafty side!  Included in...

December 22

What special foods do you enjoy at the holidays? Like you, the Jones family hosted visitors and enjoyed a varied diet full of exotic treats to mark the season. We’ll be making a few of these foods this weekend and talking about many others. Discussions and kitchen activities ongoing. Contact Barb King at 936-878-2214 x248.

December 28

Dr. Jones noted in his journal on Dec. 29, 1847 – “Hired Mr. Bowen… Sent Him with two hands to Cedar Brake to make rails.” With the main crop fields turned fallow, now is the time to repair and restack fencing around the farm. Come help us clear and build up our fences so that they’ll be ready to defend the new crop in spring! Contact Ben Baumgartner for more information at 936-878-2214 x248...

December 29

Dr. Jones noted in his journal on Dec. 29, 1847 – “Hired Mr. Bowen… Sent Him with two hands to Cedar Brake to make rails.” With the main crop fields turned fallow, now is the time to repair and restack fencing around the farm. Come help us clear and build up our fences so that they’ll be ready to defend the new crop in spring! Contact Ben Baumgartner for more information at 936-878-2214 x248...

January 2020

January 3

Looking for something to do over your lunch?  Join us at the Maxey House for fun and educational discussions during our Brown Bag Lunch Speaker Series.  On the first Friday of every month, speakers from and around Paris will be on site to discuss different topics related to the site's and Paris's history. 

On Friday, January 3rd at noon, Rob Spencer will be on site to discuss the...

January 4

Join us as we celebrate "Mr. Sam's" 138th birthday during Sam Rayburn Day.  We'll offer free 30-minute guided tours of the historic house and refreshments from 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.  

 

 

January 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...

January 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...

January 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!

...

January 8

Now at a NEW time!

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...

January 9

Livingston's Winter Wing-a-Ding

Let it go! LET IT G- whoops, sorry, we meant ‘Let it SNOW!’
The biggest enemy of kids during the wintertime in the Victorian era, other than keeping warm and doing chores, was fighting boredom, and that hasn’t changed much!
In the 1800s, staying snug was a daily chore. Luckily, for an upper-middle-class family like the Maxeys, they had some...

January 11

Join us the second and fourth Saturday of every month to 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

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 at the Blind Pig, located at 129 South Main Street in downtown Paris, at 7 pm.  On January 17th, we will be reading and discussing The Readers of the Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald.

If you can’t make a meeting in person or you just can'...

January 18

Join us for an hour every month for a free family event designed to entertain and inspire children. Each month, we will read, craft, or play with kids using materials inspired by El Paso's history and culture. Call ahead to reserve space at 915-533-5147, ext. 1002. 

January 18

Travel back in time to where a nation was born in 1836. On the third Saturday of each month, staff and volunteers dressed in period clothing bring to life the people and events of Old Washington providing a unique opportunity to discover various aspects of life surrounding the birth of the Republic of Texas. The program features activities suited for the entire family. Try your hand at writing...

January 25

Join us the second and fourth Saturday of every month to 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 2020

February 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...

February 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...

February 7

Looking for something to do over your lunch?  Join us at the Maxey House for fun and educational discussions during our Brown Bag Lunch Speaker Series.  On the first Friday of every month, speakers from and around Paris will be on site to discuss different topics related to the site's and Paris's history.  Bring your lunch and join us in discovering a side of Paris you've never seen before!...

February 8

Join us the second and fourth Saturday of every month to 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

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 12

Now at a NEW time!

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...

February 13

Livingston runs for President!

An upcoming three-day weekend? What could be better than that?
Presidents’ Day celebrates the birthday of our first president, George Washington, but in recent years, it has become a time to celebrate the lives and accomplishments of all our presidents.
But all our presidents were kids too, at some point, and they dealt with problems many kids...

February 15

This new President's Day event for families celebrates and explores Sam Rayburn's relationships with several U.S. Presidents:  Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and John F. Kennedy.  During the event, join us for a free 30-minute tour of the Rayburn family's historic home, refreshments, and...

February 15

Join us for an hour every month for a free family event designed to entertain and inspire children. Each month, we will read, craft, or play with kids using materials inspired by El Paso's history and culture. Call ahead to reserve space at 915-533-5147, ext. 1002. 

February 15

Join the Eisenhower Birthplace Staff inside the historic Red Store from 10 am to 2 pm for presidential crafts, games, and trivia. This year, there will be a special focus on sharing recipes that the Eisenhowers enjoyed eating.

This event is available with paid admission to the site.

February 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 at the Blind Pig, located at 129 South Main Street in downtown Paris, at 7 pm.  On February 21st, we will be reading and discussing The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead.

If you can’t make a meeting in person or you just can't wait until...

February 22

Join us the second and fourth Saturday of every month to 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 2020

March 6

Looking for something to do over your lunch?  Join us at the Maxey House for fun and educational discussions during our Brown Bag Lunch Speaker Series.  On the first Friday of every month, speakers from and around Paris will be on site to discuss different topics related to the site's and Paris's history.  Bring your lunch and join us in discovering a side of Paris you've never seen before!...

March 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! Seating is limited and these...

March 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. Seating is limited and these...

March 11

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 11

Now at a NEW time!

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...

March 14

Join us the second and fourth Saturday of every month to 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 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 at the Blind Pig, located at 129 South Main Street in downtown Paris, at 7 pm.  On March 20th, we will be reading and discussing Little Heathens: Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm During the Great Depression by Mildred Armstrong Kalish.

...

March 21

Join us for an hour every month for a free family event designed to entertain and inspire children. Each month, we will read, craft, or play with kids using materials inspired by El Paso's history and culture. Call ahead to reserve space at 915-533-5147, ext. 1002. 

March 28

Join us the second and fourth Saturday of every month to 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 2020

April 3

Looking for something to do over your lunch?  Join us at the Maxey House for fun and educational discussions during our Brown Bag Lunch Speaker Series.  On the first Friday of every month, speakers from and around Paris will be on site to discuss different topics related to the site's and Paris's history.  Bring your lunch and join us in discovering a side of Paris you've never seen before!...

April 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...

April 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...

April 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!

...

April 8

Now at a NEW time!

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...

April 11

Join us the second and fourth Saturday of every month to 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 11

Come and enjoy various Easter activities at the Sam Bell Maxey House during Easter at the Maxey House on Saturday, April 11th, 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 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 at the Blind Pig, located at 129 South Main Street in downtown Paris, at 7 pm.  On April 17th, we will be reading and discussing Bud and Me: The True Adventures of the Abernathy Boys by Alta Abernathy.

If you can’t make a meeting in person or you...

April 18

Join us for an hour every month for a free family event designed to entertain and inspire children. Each month, we will read, craft, or play with kids using materials inspired by El Paso's history and culture. Call ahead to reserve space at 915-533-5147, ext. 1002. 

April 25

Join us the second and fourth Saturday of every month to 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 2020

May 1

Looking for something to do over your lunch?  Join us at the Maxey House for fun and educational discussions during our Brown Bag Lunch Speaker Series.  On the first Friday of every month, speakers from and around Paris will be on site to discuss different topics related to the site's and Paris's history.  Bring your lunch and join us in discovering a side of Paris you've never seen before!...

May 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...

May 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...

May 9

Join us the second and fourth Saturday of every month to 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 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!

...

May 13

Now at a NEW time!

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...

May 15

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 at the Blind Pig, located at 129 South Main Street in downtown Paris, at 7 pm.  On May 15th, we will be reading and discussing Educated by Tara Westover.

If you can’t make a meeting in person or you just can't wait until the meeting to start the...

May 16

Join us for an hour every month for a free family event designed to entertain and inspire children. Each month, we will read, craft, or play with kids using materials inspired by El Paso's history and culture. Call ahead to reserve space at 915-533-5147, ext. 1002. 

May 23

Join us the second and fourth Saturday of every month to 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 2020

June 5

Looking for something to do over your lunch?  Join us at the Maxey House for fun and educational discussions during our Brown Bag Lunch Speaker Series.  On the first Friday of every month, speakers from and around Paris will be on site to discuss different topics related to the site's and Paris's history.  Bring your lunch and join us in discovering a side of Paris you've never seen before!...

June 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...

June 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...

June 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!

...

June 10

Now at a NEW time!

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...

June 13

Join us the second and fourth Saturday of every month to 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 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 at the Blind Pig, located at 129 South Main Street in downtown Paris, at 7 pm.  On June 19th, we will be reading and discussing American Princess: A Novel of First Daughter Alice Roosevelt by Stephanie Marie Thornton.

If you can’t make a meeting...

June 20

Join us for an hour every month for a free family event designed to entertain and inspire children. Each month, we will read, craft, or play with kids using materials inspired by El Paso's history and culture. Call ahead to reserve space at 915-533-5147, ext. 1002. 

June 27

Join us the second and fourth Saturday of every month to 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 2020

July 3

Looking for something to do over your lunch?  Join us at the Maxey House for fun and educational discussions during our Brown Bag Lunch Speaker Series.  On the first Friday of every month, speakers from and around Paris will be on site to discuss different topics related to the site's and Paris's history.  Bring your lunch and join us in discovering a side of Paris you've never seen before!...

July 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...

July 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...

July 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!

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July 8

Now at a NEW time!

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...

July 11

Join us the second and fourth Saturday of every month to 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 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 at the Blind Pig, located at 129 South Main Street in downtown Paris, at 7 pm.  On July 17th, we will be reading and discussing The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde.

If you can’t make a meeting in person or you just can't wait until the...

July 18

Join us for an hour every month for a free family event designed to entertain and inspire children. Each month, we will read, craft, or play with kids using materials inspired by El Paso's history and culture. Call ahead to reserve space at 915-533-5147, ext. 1002. 

July 24

Livingston the Lion, a stuffed animal from the late 1800s, is hosting a sleepover for your stuffed animal, doll, or action figure on the night of Friday, July 24th at the Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site.  Sign-in will be at the Maxey House from 6:00 to 6:30 p.m. for the sleepover.  After introductions, Livingston is inviting all his new friends to stay for a story and snack beginning...

July 25

Join us the second and fourth Saturday of every month to 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 2020

August 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...

August 7

Looking for something to do over your lunch?  Join us at the Maxey House for fun and educational discussions during our Brown Bag Lunch Speaker Series.  On the first Friday of every month, speakers from and around Paris will be on site to discuss different topics related to the site's and Paris's history.  Bring your lunch and join us in discovering a side of Paris you've never seen before!...

August 8

Join us the second and fourth Saturday of every month to 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 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!

...

August 12

Now at a NEW time!

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...

August 15

Join us for an hour every month for a free family event designed to entertain and inspire children. Each month, we will read, craft, or play with kids using materials inspired by El Paso's history and culture. Call ahead to reserve space at 915-533-5147, ext. 1002. 

August 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 at the Blind Pig, located at 129 South Main Street in downtown Paris, at 7 pm.  On August 21st, we will be reading and discussing All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy.

If you can’t make a meeting in person or you just can't wait until the...

August 22

Join us the second and fourth Saturday of every month to 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