Check Out A Kid Friendly Class At The Historic Magoffin Home
The Magoffin Home is an El Paso gem. The history of the home and the Magoffin family follows the history of El Paso closely and is such a big part of our city. It is also a great place to take classes during the summer:
Fun With Corn
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. Click here to reserve a space for your kids.
There is nothing like the Magoffin Home State Historic Site. It was the home of one of El Paso's founding families, the Magoffins. The Magoffin family has been in the El Paso area since around 1856, and for a while, the area was called Magoffinsville. Joseph Magoffin, who built the Magoffin Home in 1877, was instrumental in bringing railroads, utilities and new businesses to town. He was a co-founder of the State National Bank and served as its vice president for 40 years. He was also a county judge, a four-time mayor, and held other public offices. His wife Octavia was no slouch herself. She was very active in the community and active in Catholic charities. They had two children, Jim (1864–1913), and Josephine Magoffin Glasgow (1873–1968).
While you're at the Magoffin Home for classes, make sure you take a tour of the home. It is eye-opening because it is such a step back in time as to how families lived in the area before the railroads came along and the town went from 700 people to 70,000 in just a few years.