Events

October 2019

October 19

The City of Denison honors its veterans and active duty service members through a photographic display that the Eisenhower Birthplace will host inside the historic Red Store.  Tuesday-Saturday, October 2-October 31.  Free.

October 19

Calling all ghouls and boys to join in on spooky slime fun! This come and go event will provide all the supplies needed for youngsters and the young at heart to create spooky slime!

Registration is required as planning for correct amounts of supplies is neccessary.

Supplies will only be provided to guests that have pre-registered.

Message us via Facebook, call 903-935-...

October 19

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. 

October 19


Have fun as a family and learn about the ways WWII affected how people ate. Participants will prepare and eat a dish that was popular during WWII while learning about Tom Lea as the first embedded artist-correspondent of the war. The concept of K Rations (food carried by soldiers in battle) and rationing is explained and a ration book is displayed.
 

October 19

The calabash, or gourd, was readily seen in many 19th century gardens and found many uses among enslaved people. Join us as we explore the background of the calabash, and take part in making items for use around the Quarters. Take home seeds to grow your own heirloom variety gourds! Contact Ben Baumgartner for more information at 936-878-2214 x248.

October 19

Join us under the Live Oaks at our Visitor Center to shop local and support area farmers. Fresh vegetables, baked goods, food vendors, artisans and much more!  For more information or to become a vendor contact Celeste Doty at 936-878-2214 x230.

October 19

Visitors will learn the process of putting together a historical music program through research and experimentation.

October 19

Presented by the Friends of Landmark Inn. Visitors will learn about taverns in mid-nineteenth-century Texas through participatory singing. 

Revel with historically attired Amanda's "A Man's a Man" Band for an evening of 1850s songs, merriment, and spirits. Medina River Winery will host a cash bar featuring several wines. Heavenly Q food truck will be serving a delicious fare.

October 20

The calabash, or gourd, was readily seen in many 19th century gardens and found many uses among enslaved people. Join us as we explore the background of the calabash, and take part in making items for use around the Quarters. Take home seeds to grow your own heirloom variety gourds! Contact Ben Baumgartner for more information at 936-878-2214 x248.

October 22

The City of Denison honors its veterans and active duty service members through a photographic display that the Eisenhower Birthplace will host inside the historic Red Store.  Tuesday-Saturday, October 2-October 31.  Free.

October 23

The City of Denison honors its veterans and active duty service members through a photographic display that the Eisenhower Birthplace will host inside the historic Red Store.  Tuesday-Saturday, October 2-October 31.  Free.

October 24

The City of Denison honors its veterans and active duty service members through a photographic display that the Eisenhower Birthplace will host inside the historic Red Store.  Tuesday-Saturday, October 2-October 31.  Free.

October 25

The City of Denison honors its veterans and active duty service members through a photographic display that the Eisenhower Birthplace will host inside the historic Red Store.  Tuesday-Saturday, October 2-October 31.  Free.

October 26

The City of Denison honors its veterans and active duty service members through a photographic display that the Eisenhower Birthplace will host inside the historic Red Store.  Tuesday-Saturday, October 2-October 31.  Free.

October 26

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!

 

October 26

"A Walk Through History" is a free cemetery walking tour of prominent community members, associates, friends, and family of Sam Rayburn.  Those who would like to attend are invited to meet at 10:00 a.m. at Sam Rayburn's gravesite near the front entrance of Willow Wild Cemetery, 1220 W. 7th Street, Bonham, Texas 75418.  Lite refreshments and hot beverages will be provided.  Sponsored by the THC...

October 26

Come and join the Confederate Reunion Grounds for a Spooktacular Fall Festival! There will be candy, crafts and games galore. You can even get your face painted and play Trap Ball with our TPWD Friends from Ft. Parker State Park!

Make sure to come dressed in your Halloween best for the costume contest. Prizes go to: Most Creative, Scariest & Cutest. Age groups for costume contest...

October 26

Join us for our Texas Archeology Month Open House with free tours of the Rayburn family home and outside activities for children.

 

October 26

Visitors will work in the kitchen garden of Landmark Inn and learn about caring for crops grown in raised beds..

Visitors should wear comfortable clothing and shoes and bring sunscreen, gloves, sun hat, and water bottle. Class will be held in an outdoor environment.

October 26

Did you know that Halloween was not always about costumes and trick-or-treating? To turn-of-the-twentieth century Americans, it was a holiday for love and romance. Come learn about and participate in old-time Halloween traditions and games on October 26 from 6 to 9 p.m. while touring the Sam Bell Maxey House at night.

Admission is $5 per person. Children 5 and under are free. If you...

October 26

It is said things look different in the dark, and that is true of the Sam Bell Maxey House, especially around Halloween. The Maxey House will be open late on October 26 from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. for “Maxey by Candlelight.” Visitors are invited to step inside after night has fallen and the lights are dimmed to learn about Victorian death, funeral, and mourning traditions.

Admission is $5...

October 29

The City of Denison honors its veterans and active duty service members through a photographic display that the Eisenhower Birthplace will host inside the historic Red Store.  Tuesday-Saturday, October 2-October 31.  Free.

October 30

The City of Denison honors its veterans and active duty service members through a photographic display that the Eisenhower Birthplace will host inside the historic Red Store.  Tuesday-Saturday, October 2-October 31.  Free.

October 31

The City of Denison honors its veterans and active duty service members through a photographic display that the Eisenhower Birthplace will host inside the historic Red Store.  Tuesday-Saturday, October 2-October 31.  Free.

October 31

Calling all Mummies, Daddies, and Kiddies!  Join us at the Maxey House on Thursday, October 31 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for a Halloween Open House.  There will be plenty of Halloween-themed crafts and games for all to enjoy, and to prevent any tricks, there will also be treats.  Don’t be a scaredy-cat, come out and have a spooktacular time!

November 2019

November 1

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

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. 

On Friday, November 1st at noon, Reagan Skaggs from the Paris Kiwanis Club will...

November 2

This 19th Century Carnival themed outdoor event is free and open to the public. Guests will enjoy 19th century toys and games, viewing living history demonstrations including blacksmith demonstrations, cooking demonstrations, art show, and making their own old-time crafts, and more. Maplecroft, the 1870 home of Frank and Clara Starr, will be available for tours. Tour tickets can be purchased...

November 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...

November 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...

November 2

Come celebrate the re-dedication of a historical marker for De La Zerda Cemetery. For more information, please contact wilsonhistory@yahoo.com.

November 2

You are all invited to an Autumn Tea Party at the Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site. Tea, coffee and light refreshments will be provided.The event will be held Saturday, November 2nd from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Admission Cost is $8.00 per adult and $4.00 for children under 16 years of age. This program will have limited registration, so hurry to get your name on the list!

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November 8

On Friday, November 8, 2019, Landmark Inn State Historic Site presents Pioneer Days School Field Trip Day. Students will learn stories from the past at exciting exhibits that all ages will love including surveying, spinning, open fire cooking, mules and wagon, and more.

Cost is $1 per student, $3 for accompanying adults. Reservations are required. Call 830-931-2133 to make your...

November 8

Guest speaker: Justice Ken Wise, host of the award winning "Wise About Texas" podcast.

For November's lecture, Justice Wise will be discussing significant events in Texas History that took place in and around Aransas County. Admission is FREE! Just bring your lunch and enjoy!

November 9

On Saturday, November 9, 2019, Landmark Inn State Historic Site presents Pioneer Days. Visitors will learn stories from the past at exciting exhibits that the whole family will love including surveying, spinning, open fire cooking, mules and wagon, and more.
Exhibits will be open from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $4 for adults, $3 for children (ages 6-17). Family rates available.
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November 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!

...

November 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...

November 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 November 15th, we will be reading and discussing The Paris Wife by Paula McLain.

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

November 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. 

November 16

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...

November 16

Join us under the Live Oaks at our Visitor Center to shop local and support area farmers.  Fresh vegetables, baked goods, food vendors, artisans and much more!  For more information or to become a vendor contact Celeste Doty at 936-878-2214 x230.

November 16

Bring your photos and your friends! We will show you how to tranfer photos to various surfaces with a few craft supplies. All supplies will be provided, except your photos. Everyone will leave with their own handmade momento.

BYOP!!!

Cost: $5

Reservations are required. 

Register by messaging via Facebook, by phone, 903-935-3044, or e-mail kellie.farr@thc.texas....

November 23

Destress and stretch with Rebecca Hendricks at our Visitor Center. If you are resolved to improve your health, then you won’t want to miss this free yoga class!
Please be on time and bring a mat. Call 915-533-5147 if you have questions about the event. FREE!

 

November 30

Looking for something to do with the family after Thanksgiving? Why not travel back in time and discover the 1850s at Fanthorp Inn! Twilight Firelight brings the old stagecoach inn to life. Visitors enjoy the ambiance of the candlelit inn, period music, dancing, mule-drawn stagecoach rides and reenactors clad in period attire. Inns like Henry Fanthorp’s were places where news from far away was...

December 2019

December 1

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 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 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 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

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 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 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 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...

January 2020

January 1

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 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!...

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 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

Destress and stretch with Rebecca Hendricks at our Visitor Center. If you are resolved to improve your health, then you won’t want to miss this free yoga class!
Please be on time and bring a mat. Call 915-533-5147 if you have questions about the event. FREE!

 

February 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

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 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 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 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 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

Destress and stretch with Rebecca Hendricks at our Visitor Center. If you are resolved to improve your health, then you won’t want to miss this free yoga class!
Please be on time and bring a mat. Call 915-533-5147 if you have questions about the event. FREE!

 

March 2020

March 1

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 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 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.

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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

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 2020

April 1

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 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

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

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 2020

May 1

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 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 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!

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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

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 2020

June 1

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 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 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

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 2020

July 1

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 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!

...

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 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

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 2020

August 1

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 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 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

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!