All Historic Site Events

March 2019

March 30

Come hear reflections on the burning of San Felipe de Austin during the Runaway Scrape (the evening of March 29, 1836). The one-hour program begins at 3 p.m.

March 30

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 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...

March 31

Come hear reflections on the burning of San Felipe de Austin during the Runaway Scrape (the evening of March 29, 1836). The one-hour program begins at 3 p.m.

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

This military history program is about General Santa Anna’s march to San Felipe de Austin and the transition to the battle at San Jacinto. The one-hour program begins at 3 p.m.

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 7

This military history program is about General Santa Anna’s march to San Felipe de Austin and the transition to the battle at San Jacinto. The one-hour program begins at 3 p.m.

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!

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April 12

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

April 13

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

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

April 13

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

Cost of event: FREE

April 13

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

April 13

Fun, recreational dancing that has been enjoyed for hundreds of years! All dances are taught and you don't need to bring a partner. Relax and enjoy dances from previous centuries as well as the current one! Live music. Bring your friends! Children 8 and older usually enjoy the dancing if they dance with an adult. Suggested $6 donation at the door.

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

Fort Griffin has an extensive history involving both the military fort, as well as the nearby ghost town, known as The Flat, that at one time was the largest town between Dallas and El Paso. With a place as significant as Fort Griffin was, there are countless stories to be told about military life at the fort, Indian raids, battles with Quanah Parker and the Comanche, pioneer settlers,...

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

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....

May 2019

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

Fort McKavett State Historic Site will come to life on May 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 one-room...

May 4

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

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

May 4

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

May 5

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Celebrate THC State Historic Sites Free Day on May 5!

In celebration of National Preservation Month and Texas Travel and Tourism Week, the THC will offer free admission to state historic sites on Sunday, May 5 and the Sam Rayburn House will offer free admission on Saturday, May 4 since they are closed on Sunday. From military strongholds...

May 5

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Celebrate THC State Historic Sites Free Day on May 5!

In celebration of National Preservation Month and Texas Travel and Tourism Week, the THC will offer free admission to state historic sites on Sunday, May 5 and the Sam Rayburn House will offer free admission on Saturday, May 4 since they are closed on Sunday. From military strongholds...

May 5

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Celebrate THC State Historic Sites Free Day on May 5!

In celebration of National Preservation Month and Texas Travel and Tourism Week, the THC will offer free admission to state historic sites on Sunday, May 5 and the Sam Rayburn House will offer free admission on Saturday, May 4 since they are closed on Sunday. From military strongholds...

May 5

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Celebrate THC State Historic Sites Free Day on May 5!

In celebration of National Preservation Month and Texas Travel and Tourism Week, the THC will offer free admission to state historic sites on Sunday, May 5 and the Sam Rayburn House will offer free admission on Saturday, May 4 since they are closed on Sunday. From military strongholds...

May 5

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Celebrate THC State Historic Sites Free Day on May 5!

In celebration of National Preservation Month and Texas Travel and Tourism Week, the THC will offer free admission to state historic sites on Sunday, May 5 and the Sam Rayburn House will offer free admission on Saturday, May 4 since they are closed on Sunday. From military strongholds...

May 5

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Celebrate THC State Historic Sites Free Day on May 5!

In celebration of National Preservation Month and Texas Travel and Tourism Week, the THC will offer free admission to state historic sites on Sunday, May 5 and the Sam Rayburn House will offer free admission on Saturday, May 4 since they are closed on Sunday. From military strongholds...

May 5

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Celebrate THC State Historic Sites Free Day on May 5!

In celebration of National Preservation Month and Texas Travel and Tourism Week, the THC will offer free admission to state historic sites on Sunday, May 5 and the Sam Rayburn House will offer free admission on Saturday, May 4 since they are closed on Sunday. From military strongholds...

May 5

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Celebrate THC State Historic Sites Free Day on May 5!

In celebration of National Preservation Month and Texas Travel and Tourism Week, the THC will offer free admission to state historic sites on Sunday, May 5 and the Sam Rayburn House will offer free admission on Saturday, May 4 since they are closed on Sunday. From military strongholds...

May 5

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Celebrate THC State Historic Sites Free Day on May 5!

In celebration of National Preservation Month and Texas Travel and Tourism Week, the THC will offer free admission to state historic sites on Sunday, May 5 and the Sam Rayburn House will offer free admission on Saturday, May 4 since they are closed on Sunday. From military strongholds...

May 5

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Celebrate THC State Historic Sites Free Day on May 5!

In celebration of National Preservation Month and Texas Travel and Tourism Week, the THC will offer free admission to state historic sites on Sunday, May 5 and the Sam Rayburn House will offer free admission on Saturday, May 4 since they are closed on Sunday. From military strongholds...

May 5

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Celebrate THC State Historic Sites Free Day on May 5!

In celebration of National Preservation Month and Texas Travel and Tourism Week, the THC will offer free admission to state historic sites on Sunday, May 5 and the Sam Rayburn House will offer free admission on Saturday, May 4 since they are closed on Sunday. From military strongholds...

May 5

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Celebrate THC State Historic Sites Free Day on May 5!

In celebration of National Preservation Month and Texas Travel and Tourism Week, the THC will offer free admission to state historic sites on Sunday, May 5 and the Sam Rayburn House will offer free admission on Saturday, May 4 since they are closed on Sunday. From military strongholds...

May 5

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Celebrate THC State Historic Sites Free Day on May 5!

In celebration of National Preservation Month and Texas Travel and Tourism Week, the THC will offer free admission to state historic sites on Sunday, May 5 and the Sam Rayburn House will offer free admission on Saturday, May 4 since they are closed on Sunday. From military strongholds...

May 5

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Celebrate THC State Historic Sites Free Day on May 5!

In celebration of National Preservation Month and Texas Travel and Tourism Week, the THC will offer free admission to state historic sites on Sunday, May 5 and the Sam Rayburn House will offer free admission on Saturday, May 4 since they are closed on Sunday. From military strongholds...

May 5

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Celebrate THC State Historic Sites Free Day on May 5!

In celebration of National Preservation Month and Texas Travel and Tourism Week, the THC will offer free admission to state historic sites on Sunday, May 5 and the Sam Rayburn House will offer free admission on Saturday, May 4 since they are closed on Sunday. From military strongholds...

May 5

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Celebrate THC State Historic Sites Free Day on May 5!

In celebration of National Preservation Month and Texas Travel and Tourism Week, the THC will offer free admission to state historic sites on Sunday, May 5 and the Sam Rayburn House will offer free admission on Saturday, May 4 since they are closed on Sunday. From military strongholds...

May 5

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Celebrate THC State Historic Sites Free Day on May 5!

In celebration of National Preservation Month and Texas Travel and Tourism Week, the THC will offer free admission to state historic sites on Sunday, May 5 and the Sam Rayburn House will offer free admission on Saturday, May 4 since they are closed on Sunday. From military strongholds...

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

Join us for an early Saturday morning Bird Watching program. Bird watching, aka “Birding”, is one of the fastest growing hobbies in the nation and Caddo Mounds will be hosting both a classroom session and walk around its wooded and wetland areas. Spring is the best time for hearing bird song and seeing a bird’s colorful plumage.

East Texas, with 353 species, is a great place to...

May 11

Fort Griffin has an extensive history involving both the military fort, as well as the nearby ghost town, known as The Flat, that at one time was the largest town between Dallas and El Paso. With a place as significant as Fort Griffin was, there are countless stories to be told about military life at the fort, Indian raids, battles with Quanah Parker and the Comanche, pioneer settlers,...

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 11

Bring the whole family out to enjoy the outdoors! If you have a fishing lisence, throw your line into the river, bring a picnic or just hangout and play some backyard games.

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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

Prior to the chuckwagon, cowboys relied upon mostly dried beef and biscuits stored in their saddle bags for food. However, when the cattle drives began, shortly after the Civil War, in order to get longhorn beef from Texas to distance markets, it became necessary to bring along a mobile kitchen so the drovers were well fed, enabling them to put in long hours along the trail. The chuckwagon,...

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!

 

May 25

Join the Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site for a free sunset luminaria in honor of Memorial Day. There will be hundreds of lights out on the site and the gates will remain open from 8:00pm to 10:00pm for visitors to drive through and see the display. The event is free.

 

"Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of rememberance for those who have...

June 2019

June 1

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

June 1

Classic Cars are a must see! Come and join the Confederate Reunion Grounds for our Classic Car Show, featuring models from the 1960's and older. Music will be provided by The Bluegrass Solution, a Houston based bluegrand, under our historic pavilion.

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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

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 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

Fort Griffin has an extensive history involving both the military fort, as well as the nearby ghost town, known as The Flat, that at one time was the largest town between Dallas and El Paso. With a place as significant as Fort Griffin was, there are countless stories to be told about military life at the fort, Indian raids, battles with Quanah Parker and the Comanche, pioneer settlers,...

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 29

Fort Griffin has an extensive history involving both the military fort, as well as the nearby ghost town, known as The Flat, that at one time was the largest town between Dallas and El Paso. With a place as significant as Fort Griffin was, there are countless stories to be told about military life at the fort, Indian raids, battles with Quanah Parker and the Comanche, pioneer settlers,...

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

Come out and join us as 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 20

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

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

July 27

Fort Griffin has an extensive history involving both the military fort, as well as the nearby ghost town, known as The Flat, that at one time was the largest town between Dallas and El Paso. With a place as significant as Fort Griffin was, there are countless stories to be told about military life at the fort, Indian raids, battles with Quanah Parker and the Comanche, pioneer settlers,...

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.

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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!

 

August 31

Fort Griffin has an extensive history involving both the military fort, as well as the nearby ghost town, known as The Flat, that at one time was the largest town between Dallas and El Paso. With a place as significant as Fort Griffin was, there are countless stories to be told about military life at the fort, Indian raids, battles with Quanah Parker and the Comanche, pioneer settlers,...

September 2019

September 28

Fort Griffin has an extensive history involving both the military fort, as well as the nearby ghost town, known as The Flat, that at one time was the largest town between Dallas and El Paso. With a place as significant as Fort Griffin was, there are countless stories to be told about military life at the fort, Indian raids, battles with Quanah Parker and the Comanche, pioneer settlers,...

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.

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.