The historic Magoffin Home in downtown El Paso is holding another edition of their Victorian Sci-Fi Book and Tea Club this month.

The Magoffin Home is one of the city’s most treasured historic sites, 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 the Magoffin Home isn't just a part of El Paso's past, they are very much a part of the present.

The historic home is hosting the Victorian Sci-Fi Book and Tea Club to discuss Across the Zodiac: The Story of a Wrecked Record by Percy Greg. According to Wikipedia:

"The book details the creation and use of apergy, a form of anti-gravitational energy, and details a flight to Mars in 1830. The planet is inhabited by diminutive beings; they are convinced that life does not exist elsewhere than on their world, and refuse to believe that the unnamed narrator is actually from Earth."

The book was written in 1880, about 30 years after the Magoffin family first showed up in El Paso. It would be pretty cool to think that maybe one of the Magoffins read this story when it first came out. Check out the Book and Tea Club at the Magoffin Home for a different take on a book discussion group.

WHAT: Victorian Sci-Fi Book and Tea Club
WHEN: Saturday, April 21, 2:00 p.m. - 3 p.m.
WHERE: Magoffin Home, 1120 Magoffin Ave.
COST: $5 per person. Small desserts and tea will be provided.
INFO: (915) 533-5147

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