Although El Paso City Council doesn't seem to care about historic buildings, there are a lot of lovely historic sites in El Paso that shouldn't be missed. The Magoffin Home is one of the city's treasures, and an amazing example of how restoration and upkeep of historic sites enhance El Paso.

The Magoffin family has been in El Paso since the mid-1800s, and they were instrumental in developing El Paso into the city it is today. But they weren't just people in oil paintings, they were real human beings with real lives.

For years, one of the Magoffin sons was rumored to have had a mistress who lived across the street from the Magoffin Home. An underground tunnel, a secret door, a forbidden love - the stories and gossip about The Magoffin Mistress will be discussed on Saturday night.

A historian of Texas and the American Southwest will have hold a lecture about the Magoffins and their home that you won't want to miss if you are an El Paso history buff, and the best thing is, it's free.

What: “Mystery of the Magoffin Mistress” with Dr. Cameron Saffell
When: July 25, 2015
Time: 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Where: Magoffin Home Visitor Center, 1117 Magoffin Ave.
Cost: Free