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).

You can tour the Magoffin Home, which you should because it is an eye-opening 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. You can also learn how to preserve your family history and treasures with one of their seminars.

The Magoffin Home is a masterclass of preservation. The home is well over 100 years old, and there are many treasures inside the home. There is furniture, fixtures, clothing, and dishes that have all been preserved and are on display to the public. The home itself has been preserved for generations, so these people really know what they are doing.

If you want to learn how to preserve your family heirlooms for future generations, go to the Magoffin Home on Saturday, May 25, from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Get more details here.

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