Magoffin Home State Historic Site

Magoffin Home State Historic Site This is the official page of the Magoffin Home State Historic Site. A striking historic adobe structure, this site explores the stories of a multicultural family who influenced the development of the Southwest borderlands.
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Magoffin family members actively participated in American expansion, West Texas settlement, trade on the Santa Fe Trail, Civil War turmoil, military service and U.S.-Mexico relations. The home, built around 1875 by Joseph Magoffin, is a prime example of Territorial style architecture and features a center courtyard and a peaceful landscape. Explore the home's authentic art and furnishings reflecting the daily lives of this prominent El Paso family.

Operating as usual

05/08/2021

Yoga - Enjoy the outdoors!

05/08/2021

Yoga is back today on our beautiful grounds. Every second and fourth Saturday at 10am. Call 533-5147 to reserve a place. Or...tune back in at 10 am as we will broadcast our yoga sessions live through FB.

05/08/2021

Yoga is back on site starting today at 10am. Please call to reserve for future classes 533-5147 or message us through this page.

You can still make today’s class by coming back here to watch and join the live broadcast of our session.

Thank you for visiting, Dante.
05/04/2021

Thank you for visiting, Dante.

Thank you for visiting, Dante.

05/01/2021
Cooking Class: Vanilla Crisps

Vanilla Crisps, recipe by Mrs. D.P. Washburn
On page 101 in The Women’s Suffrage Cookbook,
published in 1886, by Hattie A Burr


One cup of butter, one cup of sugar, one-half cup of milk, one egg, one-half teaspoonful of vanilla, one-half teaspoonful of soda, six cups of flour; roll very thin.

Our own Jeff Harris will be performing in this virtual music festival. Join us and revel in the sounds of history from d...
05/01/2021

Our own Jeff Harris will be performing in this virtual music festival. Join us and revel in the sounds of history from different sights around Texas!

Ready to put a little pep into your step?
Join Landmark Inn online May 1, 2021 2pm-3pm to celebrate 19th century music and learn about the many cultures that came together to produce it.

Musicians from Mission Dolores, Fort Lancaster, and Magoffin Home State Historic Sites will perform on the violin, harmonica, and piano.

Registration for this online program is FREE! Follow the link below to sign up. https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAucO-grT8rGdVkC98gF50NMtsidEgesYXj

If you have any questions, please contact the Site Educator, Stephanie Cheuvront, at [email protected] or call Landmark Inn at 830-931-2133.

#txtimetravel #texashillcountry #MuseumFromHome #music #historicalmusic

Once you're done smelling the roses at the Magoffin Home, take a trip to Marshall, TX, and check out their garden!
05/01/2021

Once you're done smelling the roses at the Magoffin Home, take a trip to Marshall, TX, and check out their garden!

The amaryllis are happy! Stop by the site and stroll our grounds it is a great way to get exercise and enjoy a beautiful Texas day! We have six outdoor text panels that explain the history of the site and plenty of benches for a nice rest.

Our sister site in Paris, TX, shared this wonderful historic recipe. If you get a chance, check out the Sam Bell Maxey H...
05/01/2021

Our sister site in Paris, TX, shared this wonderful historic recipe. If you get a chance, check out the Sam Bell Maxey House and send them some Facebook love!

For our first Foodie Friday post today we are presenting a recipe called Swiss Sandwich. This historic recipe is from Mrs. Rohrer’s “Sandwiches” cookbook. This sandwich is made using Schmierkase. It is a German cheese spread that is a soft white cheese made of strained and seasoned milk curds. German schmierkase is made by using 4 cups of dry cottage cheese, 1 teaspoon of soda, 1 tablespoon of butter, 1 tablespoon of salt and 1 cup of sweet cream. You put all of the ingredients together in the top of a double boiler and cook until it is melted. Remove it from the heat and add 1 teaspoon of caraway seeds for seasoning if you would like. Then store in a cool place. Have you ever heard of a Swiss Sandwich? If so, do you have a recipe for Swiss Sandwich that you would like to share? If so, share the recipe in the comments. Also, if you decide to make Mrs. Rohrer’s Swiss Sandwich following her recipe, post a photo of your finished creation so we can see how it turned out. #FoodieFriday

If you are looking to treat your mother to a fun experience, look no further!
04/30/2021

If you are looking to treat your mother to a fun experience, look no further!

Treat your mom to Texas history and heritage!

In celebration of Mother’s Day, select THC state historic sites are offering free admission for all mothers. From homes and inns to battlegrounds and frontier forts, there’s something to capture a variety of interests in locations across the state.

Offering free admission to all moms on Saturday, May 8 (sites closed on Sunday):
• Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site, Denison
• Fort Lancaster State Historic Site, Sheffield
• French Legation State Historic Site, Austin
• Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site, Bonham
• Starr Family Home State Historic Site, Marshall

Offering free admission to all moms on Sunday, May 9:
• Acton State Historic Site, Acton
• Barrington Plantation State Historic Site, Washington
• Caddo Mounds State Historic Site, Alto
• Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site, Mexia
• Fannin Battleground State Historic Site, Fannin
• Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site, Anderson
• Fort Griffin State Historic Site, Albany
• Fort McKavett State Historic Site, Fort McKavett
• Fulton Mansion State Historic Site, Rockport
• Kreische Brewery & Monument Hill State Historic Site, La Grange
• Landmark Inn State Historic Site, Castroville
• Magoffin Home State Historic Site, El Paso
• Sabine Pass Battleground State Historic Site, Port Arthur
• Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site, Paris
• San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site, San Felipe
• Star of the Republic Museum, Washington
• Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site, West Columbia
• Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site, Washington

04/24/2021

Join Rebecca for a shorter flow series featuring twists.

04/17/2021

Victorian Sci-Fi Book Club- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Poison Belt 1913

Some photos of our beautiful roses in the courtyard. Stop by and take a moment to smell the roses.
04/14/2021

Some photos of our beautiful roses in the courtyard. Stop by and take a moment to smell the roses.

She found it! Thank you for visiting today.
04/10/2021

She found it! Thank you for visiting today.

She found it! Thank you for visiting today.

04/10/2021
04/03/2021
Cooking Class: Children's Doughnuts

Children’s Doughnuts, Recipe by Mrs. Jessie F.A. Banks
On page 10 of The Woman’s Suffrage Cookbook

One cup sweet milk, two cups sugar, three eggs, lemon flavoring, three heaping teaspoonfuls baking powder.
Sift about two quarts flour into mixing pan, making place in the center for baking powder, sugar, eggs, flavoring, and butter size of walnut. Add the milk, mixing slowly, and use enough flour to roll without sticking. Roll quite thin; cut in rings, and fry in smoking hot lard. Drain well, Equal parts of lard and beef fat may be used.

04/01/2021

Self-guided tours are available at the top of each hour. Guided tours may be available depending on staff availability.

03/27/2021

Join Rebecca Hendricks as she discusses proper form as well as modifications for seated spinal twist.

03/21/2021
Victorian Sci-Fi Book Club: Caesar’s Column by Ignatius L. Donnelly, 1890

Victorian Sci-Fi Book Club: Caesar’s Column: A Story of the Twentieth Century by Ignatius L. Donnelly, 1890

Viewer Advisory: This book deals with serious subject matter. It is part of our historical sci-fi book series to serve as one voice from the past and an examination of how they felt the future would be. Not all depictions of the future were positive. Please be advised that this may not be appropriate for all readers and viewers.

Join Rebecca as she discusses "Caesar’s Column: A Story of the Twentieth Century" by Ignatius L. Donnelly published in 1890.

03/20/2021

This month's Victorian Sci-Fi Book Club will be up tomorrow at noon due to technical difficulties. We apologize for the inconvenience.

One more find! #ElPasoRocks!
03/20/2021

One more find! #ElPasoRocks!

One more find! #ElPasoRocks!

We've already had vistor's find our special rock! Thanks for posting with it.❤ #ElPasoRocks!
03/20/2021

We've already had vistor's find our special rock! Thanks for posting with it.❤ #ElPasoRocks!

We've already had vistor's find our special rock! Thanks for posting with it.❤ #ElPasoRocks!

Subtle, but a fun find!
03/18/2021

Subtle, but a fun find!

Subtle, but a fun find!

This rock will be hidden in the courtyard. If you find it, hold it, take a picture, and post on the El Paso Rocks! Faceb...
03/18/2021

This rock will be hidden in the courtyard. If you find it, hold it, take a picture, and post on the El Paso Rocks! page.

This rock will be hidden in the courtyard. If you find it, hold it, take a picture, and post on the El Paso Rocks! page.

03/18/2021

Make-a-Thing: Rock Painting!

03/13/2021
Yoga

Join Rebecca Hendricks for yoga as she discusses proper form, adjustments, and corrections for Warrior poses I and II.

03/06/2021
Cooking Class: Tomato Soup

Join Gloria as she prepares tomato soup and German soup balls from the El Paso Cook Book published in 1898. It's never too late for soup!

Recipe:
Tomato Soup, by Septima Lackland
Press through a sieve one large can of tomatoes with their juice. Allow to come to a boil. Add a pinch of baking soda. Bring to a boil one quart of milk. Pour tomatoes in, stirring slowly. Season with butter, pepper and salt. Serve immediately with toast or crackers.

German Soup Balls, by Mrs. J.T.R.
Mix together butter and cracker crumbs. Form into very small balls. Drop into soup a short time before serving. Nice for chicken broth.

02/27/2021

Join Rebecca Hendricks as she reviews proper form for Downward Facing Dog and Plank poses.

02/20/2021

Victorian Sci-Fi Book Club: The Time Machine by H. G. Wells

UPDATE Tuesday 2/16: We have reopened but please call ahead to book a self-guided tour. Thank you for your patience. Ple...
02/14/2021

UPDATE Tuesday 2/16: We have reopened but please call ahead to book a self-guided tour. Thank you for your patience. Please stay warm and safe!

UPDATE Tuesday 2/16: We have reopened but please call ahead to book a self-guided tour. Thank you for your patience. Please stay warm and safe!

02/13/2021
Yoga: Slow Flow Vinyasa

Join Rebecca for this week's flow, a slow flow Vinyasa for hip flexors, hamstrings, and low back. #MuseumFromHome #history

02/11/2021

Check out our latest video on the language of fans!

12/24/2020
Cooking Class: Cookies!!!

Join Gloria and Rebecca as they make Snow Ball and Sugar cookies for the holiday season! #MuseumFromHome #MuseumSurvivalKit #history #MagoffinHome

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1120 Magoffin Ave
El Paso, TX
79901

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I'm hoping for some research help. I have sent a private message.
This is a shout-out to Gloria and Martha for being such great hosts and guides. It was an enjoyable visit and the suggestion for Carlos and Mickeys was awesome. From your counterparts: Thelma and Louise.
See "Magoffin Home Update 2008" on KRWG TV22 Sunday night 8-27-17 at 10:30pm. see El Paso history tonight.
Such a beautiful and wonderful place. The home and grounds are so beautifully maintained. It's like stepping back in time. The home gives off such a peaceful vibe and you feel as if the Magoffin family are there greeting you and making you feel welcome. The staff and docents are friendly, intelligent and professional and you can tell that they love what they do.
This is a block from where I live.I never been there.Would like to go in there.