Events

June 2019

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 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

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

Please join us for Storytime with Dan the Donkey at our barn Thursday mornings twice a month (first and third Thursdays) from 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.  We will feature a selection of children’s picture books for the enjoyment of children 3-6 years of age with their teacher, parent, or caregiver in attendance.  Seating is limited.  The event is free, and reservations are recommended.  Call our...

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 20

You are invited to an ice cream social! Come and grab some ice cream, make a float and enjoy hearing about the history of the Confederate Reunion Grounds. Feel free to walk around Site, enjoy the historic pavilion, the play ground area and visit the Gift Shop. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. 

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 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

Get some dirt under your fingernails learning and working in the kitchen garden of Landmark Inn on Saturday, June 1 at 8:30 a.m.

Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Bring your own sunscreen, sun hat, and water.

$4 for adults, $3 for children. Family rates available.

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 22

Join us for interactive and hands-on fun as we learn about history, play games, and create history themed projects!

Aimed at ages 4-10.

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June 22

Come celebrate the dedication of a historical marker for The George Washington Carver High School. The dedication will be held at the Carver gymnasium with refreshments to follow. For more information please contact: loblanton@aol.com or ptrlee9@aol.com.

June 22

Come out and join us for our 1st Annual “Front Porch Films” event.  While we can’t tell you the title, we can tell you that this movie won the 2019 Academy Award for Best Picture.  The gates will open at 7:30 pm with a movie start time of 8:45 pm to ensure an optimal outdoor viewing experience. This film is rated PG-13.  Please NO outside food or drink, but concessions will be available....

June 24

Come celebrate a Historic Texas Cemetery designation and historical marker for Posey Cemetery.  

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 27

Sarah Erdman, Founder, Cabinet of Curiosities LLC and Author, The Care and Keeping of Museum Professionals

Museum careers are rarely neat and linear. Someone just starting out may be fresh out of school, making a mid-career transition or nearing retirement. Similarly, the most senior person on staff may also be one of the youngest. Recognizing where you are in your career, and what...

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 to decorate the parade float for Castroville's 4th of July parade!

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

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 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...

June 29

Workshop guests will make two clay bowls using non-toxic polymer clay. Guests will have the choice of many shapes and sizes with all supplies included. This workshop is appropriate for ages 12 yr and up.
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June 29

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 June 29th at 9:00 pm as local area...

July 2019

July 4

Please join us for Storytime with Dan the Donkey at our barn Thursday mornings twice a month (first and third Thursdays) from 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.  We will feature a selection of children’s picture books for the enjoyment of children 3-6 years of age with their teacher, parent, or caregiver in attendance.  Seating is limited.  The event is free and reservations are recommended.  Call our...

July 4

Play and make crafts to celebrate the American Independence the old-fashioned way. Enjoy making new friends with a visit from the ice cream vendor, and play games like corn hole, hula hoops, hopscotch, jump ropes, sidewalk chalk, marbles, and cards. Free for supervised children 12 and under.

July 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.

July 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!...

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

Join us for interactive and hands-on fun as we learn about history, play games, and create history themed projects!

Aimed at ages 4-10.

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July 6

Bring your extra produce, garden tools, chicken or other backyard livestock supplies, canning jars, seeds and seedlings, extra eggs, and anything else related to growing your own food and backyard homesteading to barter and trade with other backyard homesteaders. Trading only, no cash sales. Free event.

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

Take a walk to explore the hidden world of historic sites, including an outdoor archeological investigation; hands-on museum work; and a special, behind the scenes exploration of the birthplace house. $10 per child, ages 7 through 13. Bring lunch! Registration required.  Please call 903-465-8908 to reserve a spot.

               

July 9

Register Now.

Co-sponsored by the Texas Association of Museums (TAM), this one-day workshop will help museum staff learn how to collect visitor information, locate demographic research, identify overall demographic trends, and explore how to use that information to keep their museums relevant. 

Particularly appropriate for museum marketing and development staff, this...

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

July 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st

Science Hour Wednesdays 9:00am - 10:00am 

On Wednesdays we do science! Bring out your scientist for some fun experiments! Each Wednesday will present a different theme. Ages 8-12. $2.00 per child

 

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 11

Register Now.

Co-sponsored by the Texas Association of Museums (TAM), this one-day workshop will help museum staff learn how to collect visitor information, locate demographic research, identify overall demographic trends, and explore how to use that information to keep their museums relevant. 

Particularly appropriate for museum marketing and development staff, this...

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 12

Join Max Dashu, Suppressed Histories Archives, for a night with Snake Woman. Max Dashu takes us on a visual journey through snake goddesses, ancestors, shapeshifters and medicine women around the world. We’ll see rock art from Australia, Brazil, Utah, and South Africa; seals from eastern Iran, Canaanite gold, Egyptian stelae, Aztec statues, Argentinian bronzes, Frankish ivories, and masks from...

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

Join us at the Maxey House on the second Saturday of each month this summer for Dog Days of Summer, where you can learn how to make various treats and toys for your pet from simple materials.  Adoptable animals will also be on site in case you are looking to find a forever friend.

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 13

Enjoy the summer night at Landmark Inn with an old fashioned weenie roast. Musicians will be serenading the visitors with traditional campfire songs. Fire, roasting sticks, and condiments will be provided by Friends of Landmark Inn. Bring your own hot dog weenies and buns. Lawn chairs and blankets welcome. Don't forget the insect repellent!

$4 for adults, $3 for children. Family...

July 15

Register Now.

Co-sponsored by the Texas Association of Museums (TAM), this one-day workshop will help museum staff learn how to collect visitor information, locate demographic research, identify overall demographic trends, and explore how to use that information to keep their museums relevant. 

Particularly appropriate for museum marketing and development staff, this...

July 16

Take a walk to explore the hidden world of historic sites, including an outdoor archeological investigation; hands-on museum work; and a special, behind the scenes exploration of the birthplace house. $10 per child, ages 7 through 13. Bring lunch! Registration required.  Please call 903-465-8908 to reserve a spot.

               

July 17

July 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st

Science Hour Wednesdays 9:00am - 10:00am 

On Wednesdays we do science! Bring out your scientist for some fun experiments! Each Wednesday will present a different theme. Ages 8-12. $2.00 per child

 

July 17

Come celebrate a historical marker for City Lake Park. For more information, please contact the city of Mesquite at corr@cityofmesquite.com.

July 18

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 18

Please join us for Storytime with Dan the Donkey at our barn Thursday mornings twice a month (first and third Thursdays) from 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.  We will feature a selection of children’s picture books for the enjoyment of children 3-6 years of age with their teacher, parent, or caregiver in attendance.  Seating is limited.  The event is free, and reservations are recommended.  Call our...

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

Get some dirt under your fingernails learning and working in the kitchen garden of Landmark Inn on Saturday, June 1 at 8:30 a.m.

Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Bring your own sunscreen, sun hat, and water.

$4 for adults, $3 for children. Family rates available.

July 20

Join us for interactive and hands-on fun as we learn about history, play games, and create history themed projects!

Aimed at ages 4-10.

...

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 20

It's hot during summer! Come and cool off with an old fashioned water balloon fight. We will start at 2:00 pm so make sure you get here early! 

We advise you to wear some type of closed toe water shoes. The Site has stickers in the grass, so flip flops are not the best option. 

July 24

July 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st

Science Hour Wednesdays 9:00am - 10:00am 

On Wednesdays we do science! Bring out your scientist for some fun experiments! Each Wednesday will present a different theme. Ages 8-12. $2.00 per child

 

July 26

The Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site will be part of this annual event along with many other participants within Bonham, Texas begins at nine o'clock and ends at four o'clock in the afternoon.  Stroll along the self-guided tour of exhibits and view quilts from the Briscoe Center for American History collection at your leisure in our barn.  We will have guided tours of the Rayburn family...

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

The Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site will be part of this annual event along with many other participants within Bonham, Texas begins at nine o'clock and ends at four o'clock in the afternoon.  Stroll along the self-guided tour of exhibits and view quilts from the Briscoe Center for American History collection at your leisure in our barn.  We will have guided tours of the Rayburn family...

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!

 

July 30

Take a walk to explore the hidden world of historic sites, including an outdoor archeological investigation; hands-on museum work; and a special, behind the scenes exploration of the birthplace house. $10 per child, ages 7 through 13. Bring lunch! Registration required.  Please call 903-465-8908 to reserve a spot.

               

July 31

July 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st

Science Hour Wednesdays 9:00am - 10:00am 

On Wednesdays we do science! Bring out your scientist for some fun experiments! Each Wednesday will present a different theme. Ages 8-12. $2.00 per child

 

August 2019

August 1

Please join us for Storytime with Dan the Donkey at our barn Thursday mornings twice a month (first and third Thursdays) from 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.  We will feature a selection of children’s picture books for the enjoyment of children 3-6 years of age with their teacher, parent, or caregiver in attendance.  Seating is limited.  The event is free and reservations are recommended.  Call our...

August 2

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.

August 2

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 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 6

Register Now.

Co-sponsored by the Texas Association of Museums (TAM), this one-day workshop will help museum staff learn how to collect visitor information, locate demographic research, identify overall demographic trends, and explore how to use that information to keep their museums relevant. 

Particularly appropriate for museum marketing and development staff, this...

August 8

Register Now.

Co-sponsored by the Texas Association of Museums (TAM), this one-day workshop will help museum staff learn how to collect visitor information, locate demographic research, identify overall demographic trends, and explore how to use that information to keep their museums relevant. 

Particularly appropriate for museum marketing and development staff, this...

August 9

Learn about the Outreach Programs and on-site educational opportunities that the Eisenhower Birthplace has available to public school, private school, homeschool, and community college teachers. Free tours of the Birthplace for teachers at 11:30 am or 2:30 pm with valid ID.

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 9

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, August 9th 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...

August 10

Join us at the Maxey House on the second Saturday of each month this summer for Dog Days of Summer, where you can learn how to make various treats and toys for your pet from simple materials.  Adoptable animals will also be on site in case you are looking to find a forever friend.

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 10

Workshop guests will make two clay bowls using non-toxic polymer clay. Guests will have the choice of many shapes and sizes with all supplies included. This workshop is appropriate for ages 12 yr and up.
...

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!

...

August 15

Please join us for Storytime with Dan the Donkey at our barn Thursday mornings twice a month (first and third Thursdays) from 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.  We will feature a selection of children’s picture books for the enjoyment of children 3-6 years of age with their teacher, parent, or caregiver in attendance.  Seating is limited.  The event is free, and reservations are recommended.  Call our...

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 21

In 1960, Dwight D. Eisenhower made the admission of Hawaii as the 50th state of the Union official. Celebrate the inclusion of America’s tropical paradise with Hawaiian-themed crafts. Free!

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 5

Please join us for Storytime with Dan the Donkey at our barn Thursday mornings twice a month (first and third Thursdays) from 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.  We will feature a selection of children’s picture books for the enjoyment of children 3-6 years of age with their teacher, parent, or caregiver in attendance.  Seating is limited.  The event is free and reservations are recommended.  Call our...

September 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!...

September 19

Please join us for Storytime with Dan the Donkey at our barn Thursday mornings twice a month (first and third Thursdays) from 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.  We will feature a selection of children’s picture books for the enjoyment of children 3-6 years of age with their teacher, parent, or caregiver in attendance.  Seating is limited.  The event is free, and reservations are recommended.  Call our...

September 21

Our largest event on-site every year.  We will feature tractors, livestock, and demonstrations throughout the day.

 

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,...

October 2019

October 3

Please join us for Storytime with Dan the Donkey at our barn Thursday mornings twice a month (first and third Thursdays) from 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.  We will feature a selection of children’s picture books for the enjoyment of children 3-6 years of age with their teacher, parent, or caregiver in attendance.  Seating is limited.  The event is free and reservations are recommended.  Call our...

October 4

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!...

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

October 17

Please join us for Storytime with Dan the Donkey at our barn Thursday mornings twice a month (first and third Thursdays) from 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.  We will feature a selection of children’s picture books for the enjoyment of children 3-6 years of age with their teacher, parent, or caregiver in attendance.  Seating is limited.  The event is free, and reservations are recommended.  Call our...

October 26

Join us for our Archeology Day Open House with free tours of the Rayburn family home every 30 minutes and outside activities for the children.

 

October 26

Please join us at the Willow Wild Cemetery, 1220 W. 7th St., in Bonham for a free tour of the burial locations of influential citizens of Bonham and Fannin County with ties to Sam Rayburn and his family.

November 2019

November 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!...

November 7

Please join us for Storytime with Dan the Donkey at our barn Thursday mornings twice a month (first and third Thursdays) from 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.  We will feature a selection of children’s picture books for the enjoyment of children 3-6 years of age with their teacher, parent, or caregiver in attendance.  Seating is limited.  The event is free and reservations are recommended.  Call our...

November 21

Please join us for Storytime with Dan the Donkey at our barn Thursday mornings twice a month (first and third Thursdays) from 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.  We will feature a selection of children’s picture books for the enjoyment of children 3-6 years of age with their teacher, parent, or caregiver in attendance.  Seating is limited.  The event is free, and reservations are recommended.  Call our...

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.

December 5

Please join us for Storytime with Dan the Donkey at our barn Thursday mornings twice a month (first and third Thursdays) from 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.  We will feature a selection of children’s picture books for the enjoyment of children 3-6 years of age with their teacher, parent, or caregiver in attendance.  Seating is limited.  The event is free and reservations are recommended.  Call our...

December 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!...

December 19

Please join us for Storytime with Dan the Donkey at our barn Thursday mornings twice a month (first and third Thursdays) from 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.  We will feature a selection of children’s picture books for the enjoyment of children 3-6 years of age with their teacher, parent, or caregiver in attendance.  Seating is limited.  The event is free, and reservations are recommended.  Call our...

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.  Bring your lunch and join us in discovering a side of Paris you've never seen before!...

February 2020

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!...

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!...

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!...

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!...

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!...

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!...

August 2020

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!...