Magoffin Home State Historic Site Events

June 2019

June 19

Come find out about all the ways corn was used in the 19th century! Whether it was cooked, used in games, fed to animals, or made into art, corn was a staple for everyday life. Kids will be cooking, playing and crafting, so make sure they are wearing clothes that can get dirty. Pack a sack lunch. Snacks and beverages will be provided. Two dates are available. Please contact us at 915-533-5147...

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 20

Come explore the history of games! Kids have lived in the Magoffin Home for over 80 years, beginning in 1877. Over that time, the games children played have changed. Kids will be both indoors and outside, so make sure they are using sunscreen and are wearing clothing appropriate for play. Please pack a sack lunch. Snacks and beverages will be provided. Two dates are available. Please call us...

June 21

Join us as we build miniature adobe homes. Using materials and techniques that made the Magoffin Home, kids will learn how homes were constructed before the railroad delivered brick and lumber.This class will challenge kids' spatial and mathematical skills, as well as allow them to play in the mud! Please wear sunscreen, a hat, and clothes that will get dirty. Many dates are scheduled, but...

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 26

Join us as we build miniature adobe homes. Using materials and techniques that made the Magoffin Home, kids will learn how homes were constructed before the railroad delivered brick and lumber.This class will challenge kids' spatial and mathematical skills, as well as allow them to play in the mud! Please wear sunscreen, a hat, and clothes that will get dirty. Many dates are scheduled, but...

June 28

Want to build a better El Paso? Using the same tools our founding El Pasoans used, children will build the city from scratch through a board game they design and change. This class will use scenarios and their problem-soving skills to develop a simulated El Paso! Kids will be both indoors and outside, so make sure they are wearing sunscreen and clothing that may get dirty. Pack a sack lunch....

June 29

Join us as we build miniature adobe homes. Using materials and techniques that made the Magoffin Home, kids will learn how homes were constructed before the railroad delivered brick and lumber.This class will challenge kids' spatial and mathematical skills, as well as allow them to play in the mud! Please wear sunscreen, a hat, and clothes that will get dirty. Many dates are scheduled, but...

June 29

One of our most popular activities at the Magoffin Home, this class will teach resourcefulness and creativity. Using simple corn husks, kids will create a doll (male or female) and decorate it. Along the way, they will also learn the history and legends of the popular toy. Please dress your child in clothing suitable for arts and crafts. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

Cost: $5...

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 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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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 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 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 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!