El Paso Museum of History

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It promotes the understanding and significance of the rich multicultural and multinational history of the border region known as The Pass of the North. Through exhibits and programs, the Museum involves diverse audiences in exploring varieties of human experience and encourages individuals to explore the past and reflect on their own place in history.

Operating as usual

12/24/2020
EPMH Happy Holidays 2020

We're thinking of you this time of year! Warmest thoughts and wishes for a wonderful socially-distant holiday season.

- From all of us at the El Paso Museum of History ❤️✨

12/24/2020
DIY garland tutorial

Is your mantel looking bare? Need some last minute holiday decor? 🎄🧐

Check out this DIY garland tutorial led by local creative instructor, Naomi Conner of NVe Art Studio. This FREE virtual programming is family-friendly and can be done from the comfort of your home!

Materials you will need:
+hot glue gun
+twine or similar material
+scissors
+colored cardstock or construction paper

Show us your DIY garlands in the comments below. Happy crafting!

12/23/2020
The History of Sunset Heights: A Talk by Bernie Sargent

Local historian, Bernie Sargent of the El Paso History Radio Show speaks on the historic Sunset Heights neighborhood and the people/families who made it what it is today! This talk is a teaser for our exhibition to come, "Sunset Heights: Neighboorhoods And Shared Memories"

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"Sunset Heights: Neighboorhoods And Shared Memories" has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

12/22/2020
The History of Sunset Heights: A Talk by Bernie Sargent

Local historian, Bernie Sargent of the El Paso History Radio Show speaks on the historic Sunset Heights neighborhood and the people/families who made it what it is today! This talk is a teaser for our exhibition to come, "Sunset Heights: Neighboorhoods And Shared Memories"

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"Sunset Heights: Neighboorhoods And Shared Memories" has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

12/20/2020
Make your own holiday cards

Let's get crafty! ⛄❄
Make your very own holiday cards to spread socially-distant cheer in this video tutorial led by local creative instructor, Naomi Conner of NVe Art Studio.

This FREE virtual programming is family-friendly and can be done from the comfort of your home!

You'll need:
+colored construction or cardstock paper
+glue
+scissors
+pencil
+markers

Optional*
+hole punch

Show us your work in the comments below. Happy crafting!

✨EXHIBITION HIGHLIGHT✨One of the best parts about putting this exhibition together, was working with individuals from th...
12/15/2020

✨EXHIBITION HIGHLIGHT✨
One of the best parts about putting this exhibition together, was working with individuals from the lowriding community that take pride in its culture. Passion is an understatement! Here, eptcruising.com administrator/owner, Mando Espinoza shares his favorite memories that relate to the community and their gatherings.

You can watch the virtual tour of "Low & Slow: Lowrider Culture on the Border" by clicking the link below:
https://fb.watch/2irtVO48F_/

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"Low and Slow: Lowrider Culture on the Border" has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Tune in NOW to KTEP 88.5 FM as our museum curator, Erica Marin talks about our newest exhibition, “Low & Slow: Lowrider ...
12/12/2020

Tune in NOW to KTEP 88.5 FM as our museum curator, Erica Marin talks about our newest exhibition, “Low & Slow: Lowrider Culture on the Border” in today’s State of the Arts segment 🗣🎙

Click here to listen:
https://www.ktep.org/programs/state-arts

12/11/2020
El Paso WinterFest

DIY Snow globe ⛄️❄️✨
Grab those empty mason jars for this super cute DIY snow globe craft led by local creative instructor, Naomi Conner of NVe Art Studio

Here's what you'll need:
+mason jar with lid
+cotton Balls
+ribbon
+scissors
+colored construction or cardstock paper
+pencil
+battery powered twinkle lights

Show us your finished product in the comments below. Happy crafting!

Grab those empty mason jars for this super cute DIY snow globe craft led by local creative instructor, Naomi Conner.

#EPWinterFest #AtHomeForTheHolidays El Paso Museum of History City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government

Imagine a vast collection of images and videos exploring El Paso’s past and present that examines its people and its man...
12/09/2020

Imagine a vast collection of images and videos exploring El Paso’s past and present that examines its people and its many cultures on giant 3-D touch-sensitive TV screens? DIGIE, our digital wall, is just that! DIGIE is unique as it is one of four in the world and currently the only one of its kind in the United States. Although our museum and digital wall remain closed to the public due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, you can still access and contribute to our community digital archive via digie.org

The #ImagineElPaso campaign is a collaboration between cultural organizations in El Paso to stand together and remain seen as places of education, inspiration and community whether our doors are open or closed during the Coronavirus pandemic. Visit epcf.org/imagineEP to learn more.

12/05/2020
El Paso WinterFest

Tune in to virtual El Paso WinterFest happening NOW - 10 PM ⛄️❄️

Welcome to WinterFest 2020! Kick it off with a full evening of virtual programming, today from 3-10PM with special performances throughout the day, crafts, recipes and more!

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government #EPWinterFest

12/04/2020
City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government

Thank you, City of El Paso, Texas for featuring our newest exhibition on #FactFriday !

On this edition of #FactFriday, we interviewed Dr. Vladimir von Tsurikov, Museum Director and Erica Marin, Museum Curator at the El Paso Museum of History . Earlier this week the Museum of History launched a virtual exhibit on the Lowrider Culture on the border. #IAmElPaso #LowriderCulture #ElPaso

"Low and Slow: Lowrider Culture on the Border" has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.
Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

✨Imagine a place that brings deep rooted community tradition and culture to life! ✨ICYMI- click the link below to watch ...
12/02/2020

✨Imagine a place that brings deep rooted community tradition and culture to life! ✨
ICYMI- click the link below to watch the virtual tour of our latest exhibition, "Low & Slow: Lowrider Culture on the Border"
https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=412798139852200

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our museum remains closed to the public. The #ImagineElPaso campaign is a collaboration between cultural organizations in El Paso to stand together and remain seen as places of education, inspiration and community whether our doors are open or closed during the Coronavirus pandemic. Visit epcf.org/imagineEP to learn more.

12/01/2020
Low & Slow: Lowrider Culture On The Border Virtual Tour

The El Paso Museum of History presents "Low & Slow: Lowrider Culture on the Border".

Special thanks to the following donors for their support of this exhibition:
+ Raul Apodaca, Slow & Low Car Club
+ Octavio Calderon, Slow & Low Car Club
+ Carlos Callejo
+ Johnny Campos, Slow & Low Car Club
+ Robert Diaz, Sick Side Car Club
+ Mando Espinoza and Veronica Mendez, EPT Cruising
+ Jessica “Pachuquita Precious” Flores
+ Gabriel Gaytan
+ Aaron Herrera, Slow & Low Car Club: Juarez Chapter
+ Sabian Luna, Slow & Low Car Club
+Francisco Martinez, Martinez Zoot Suiters
+ Arturo Noguez, Slow & Low Car Club
+ Tony Olguin, Slow & Low Car Club
+ Joseph Ontiveros, Slow & Low Car Club
+Joel Pasillas, Modern Times Car Club
+ Raul Pedroza, Slow & Low Car Club
+ Sergio Pereyra
+ Robert Rios, Estilo Car Club
+ Leo Rivera, Presence CC
+ Federico Villalba

Video by: Viridiana Villa
Music by: Roberto Portillo
Narration by: Crysti Couture of React Republic and Omar Hernandez

"Low and Slow: Lowrider Culture on the Border" has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our museum remains closed to the public.

11/30/2020
Low & Slow: Lowrider Culture On The Border Virtual Tour

The El Paso Museum of History presents "Low & Slow: Lowrider Culture on the Border".

Special thanks to the following donors for their support of this exhibition:
+ Raul Apodaca, Slow & Low Car Club
+ Octavio Calderon, Slow & Low Car Club
+ Carlos Callejo
+ Johnny Campos, Slow & Low Car Club
+ Robert Diaz, Sick Side Car Club
+ Mando Espinoza and Veronica Mendez, EPT Cruising
+ Jessica “Pachuquita Precious” Flores
+ Gabriel Gaytan
+ Aaron Herrera, Slow & Low Car Club: Juarez Chapter
+ Sabian Luna, Slow & Low Car Club
+Francisco Martinez, Martinez Zoot Suiters
+ Arturo Noguez, Slow & Low Car Club
+ Tony Olguin, Slow & Low Car Club
+ Joseph Ontiveros, Slow & Low Car Club
+Joel Pasillas, Modern Times Car Club
+ Raul Pedroza, Slow & Low Car Club
+ Sergio Pereyra
+ Robert Rios, Nobleza Car Club
+ Leo Rivera, Presence CC
+ Federico Villalba

Video by: Viridiana Villa
Music by: Roberto Portillo
Narration by: Crysti Couture of React Republic and Omar Hernandez

"Low and Slow: Lowrider Culture on the Border" has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our museum remains closed to the public.

From all of us at the El Paso Museum of History, we wish you and yours a Happy socially-distant Thanksgiving! 🧡🍂
11/26/2020

From all of us at the El Paso Museum of History, we wish you and yours a Happy socially-distant Thanksgiving! 🧡🍂

✨💀THANK YOU!💀✨On behalf of the El Paso Museum of History, El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso Museum of Archeology and Museum...
11/06/2020

✨💀THANK YOU!💀✨
On behalf of the El Paso Museum of History, El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso Museum of Archeology and Museums and Cultural Affairs Department - City of El Paso, we would like to thank YOU for making our virtual Día de los Muertos Celebration such a success! Shout out to our wonder artists La Calaca Maldonado. of Laz Calacaz ArteZaniaz and Michelle and Gino of Ghost Fox Toys for their commitment and talent.

Although our virtual Día de los Muertos celebration has come to an end, the community poems and photographs can still be enjoyed through DIGIE via digie.org

Be sure to mark your calendars for Day of the Dead 2021!

El Paso Museum of Art
11/05/2020

El Paso Museum of Art

We enjoyed your calaveritas literarias, thank you for sharing with us!.
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1 - “En memoria de Maria Cabral y Antonio Martinez” by Bartolo Martinez.
2– “La Tia” by Katherine Fierro
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To read more calaveritas literarias visit thttps://epma.art/dia-de-los-muertos and digie.org.

Imagine a museum that goes beyond its four walls! Visit epcf.org/imagineEP to learn more.The #ImagineElPaso campaign is ...
11/04/2020

Imagine a museum that goes beyond its four walls! Visit epcf.org/imagineEP to learn more.

The #ImagineElPaso campaign is a collaboration between cultural organizations in El Paso to stand together and remain seen as places of education, inspiration and community whether our doors are open or closed during the Coronavirus pandemic.

We loved all of your Día de los Muertos inspired looks this year! 💀🎨✨Thanks for celebrating with us virtually! To view t...
11/04/2020

We loved all of your Día de los Muertos inspired looks this year! 💀🎨✨
Thanks for celebrating with us virtually! To view this and more visit digie.org

El Paso Museum of Art
11/03/2020

El Paso Museum of Art

EPMA continues with Día de los Muertos celebration. Create your own Calavera Mask! Visit the link https://epma.art/dia-de-los-muertos and download this activity for free. Available in English and Spanish.

Share your work of art with us! Tag us on social media @elpasomuseumofart and use #EPMAalebrijes.

Support for this programming provided provided by the Wilma D. Moleen Foundation.

Today is Día de los Muertos! 💀✨🌼  Check out this beautiful art installation by artist Adrian Wolf that can be seen from ...
11/02/2020

Today is Día de los Muertos! 💀✨🌼 Check out this beautiful art installation by artist Adrian Wolf that can be seen from the outside lower level of the El Paso Museum of Art.

Call ☎️ 915-974-1284 and press #23, to listen to a pre-recorded talk by the artist as he shares his inspiration for the EPMA altar.

Altars (or ofrendas) are at the heart of Día de los Muertos celebration, placed in the home or at the gravesite, encouraging the souls to find their way to celebrate with their loved ones.

Enjoy the view of the altar “Amor, Vida y Paz” installed by artist Adrian Wolf, from the outside of C2 gallery at El Paso Museum of Art.

Call 915-974-1284 and press #23, to listen to a pre-recorded talk by artist Adrian Wolf sharing his inspiration for the EPMA altar.

Altar installation by: Adrian Wolf
Photos displayed at the altar by: Viridiana Villa and Bernadette Ramos.

Photos by Gaby Velasquez @ga.velasquez

More Day of the Dead activites with this El Paso Museum of Archaeology printable paper skeleton doll cutout! 💀✨✂️
11/02/2020

More Day of the Dead activites with this El Paso Museum of Archaeology printable paper skeleton doll cutout! 💀✨✂️

Check out our Día de los Muertos online activities! Download our mini altar and skeleton dolls and enjoy this Day of the Dead with your whole family.

Visit our website following the link below to find our activities:
http://archaeology.elpasotexas.gov/educational-resources/educational-activities

Stay connected to keep celebrating Día de los Muertos with more activities throughout the week.

10/31/2020
EPMH- Half and full face calavera makeup tutorial with Michelle and Gino

Spooktober is almost over!😱💀✨
Celebrate with us as local artists, Michelle and Gino of Ghost Fox Toys, teach you how to do both half and full face calavera makeup for Día de los Muertos or just in time for Halloween 🎃. Show us your finished look in the comments below ⬇️

Materials needed:
+ various sized paintbrushes
+ small sponge
+ 1 cup water
+ paper towels
+ a mirror
+ face paints* (i.e. Tag or Snazaroo)

*NOTE: Only use designated facepaints! No acrylic, oil, or craft paints ❌🎨

GET YOUR ALTARS READY! 💀🕯🌼✨Día de los Muertos is this Monday, November 2nd! Need some inspo to get started? Click on eac...
10/30/2020

GET YOUR ALTARS READY! 💀🕯🌼✨
Día de los Muertos is this Monday, November 2nd! Need some inspo to get started? Click on each picture below to read about each component of the altar.

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The El Paso Museum of History, El Paso Museum of Art and El Paso Museum of Archaeology have teamed up this year to celebrate Día de los Muertos virtually!

Although our museums remain closed to the public, you can enjoy our online programming this week filled with FREE family friendly activities.

Visit the El Paso Museum of Art’s virtual Day of the Dead programming, available now on their website, following the link below:
https://epma.art/dia-de-los-muertos or access our Día de los Muertos Celebration event page to keep up with all of the fun!

10/29/2020
El Paso Museum of Archaeology

Catch the El Paso Museum of Archaeology's video on how to make paper marigolds as part of our virtual Día de los Muertos Celebration! 💀✨🏵

DID YOU KNOW?

Learn how to make your own cempasúchitl flowers out of tissue paper with artist Cynthia Gutiérrez-Kräpp. Follow along this step by step workshop and learn how to create bouquets and garlands out of paper marigold flowers to decorate your Day of the Dead altar.

The El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso Museum of History and El Paso Museum of Archaeology have teamed up this year to celebrate Día de los Muertos virtually!

Continue celebrating Día de los Muertos with us with more activities coming this week.

10/29/2020
EPMH- History and Traditions of Día de los Muertos with La Calaca Maldonado

Learn about the history and traditions of Día de los Muertos with La Calaca Maldonado. of Laz Calacaz ArteZaniaz 💀🕯✨
The El Paso Museum of History, El Paso Museum of Art and El Paso Museum or Archeology are teaming up for a virtual Dia de los Muertos Celebration This video kicks-off our week of FREE family friendly online programming and activities to enjoy at home!

To view photos, poems and downloadable activities, visit: https://epma.art/dia-de-los-muertos

Imagine a place that inspires family traditions. The El Paso Museum of History, El Paso Museum of Art and El Paso Museum...
10/28/2020

Imagine a place that inspires family traditions.
The El Paso Museum of History, El Paso Museum of Art and El Paso Museum of Archaeology have teamed up this year to celebrate Día de los Muertos virtually! Although our museums remain closed to the public, you can enjoy our online programming this week filled with FREE family friendly activities. Tonight, La Calaca Maldonado. kicks-off our celebrations as she discusses the history and traditions of Día de los Muertos at 6 PM! Keep up with all the fun on our Día de los Muertos Celebration event page!

The #ImagineElPaso campaign is a collaboration between cultural organizations in El Paso to stand together and remain seen as places of education, inspiration and community whether our doors are open or closed during the Coronavirus pandemic. Visit epcf.org/imagineEP to learn more.

El Paso Museum of Art
10/26/2020

El Paso Museum of Art

The El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso Museum of History and El Paso Museum of Archaeology have teamed up this year to celebrate Día de los Muertos virtually!

Although our museums remain closed to the public, you can enjoy our online programming this week filled with FREE family friendly activities.

Visit the El Paso Museum of Art’s virtual Day of the Dead programming, available now on our website, following the link below:
https://epma.art/dia-de-los-muertos

Enjoy Calaveritas Literarias poems and photos you’ve submitted on the EPMA website and be on the lookout as we will be featuring selected entries via social media November 4th and 5th.

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510 N Santa Fe St
El Paso, TX
79901

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***DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, WE ARE TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC*** Tuesday-Saturday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed Monday & City Holidays

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Feeling blessed to be in the elpaso Museum of history with my slow&low family Tony Olguin Raul Pedroza Javy N Bev Pedroza Diamante Luna Art Noguez Joseph Ontiveros Aaron Herrera Johnny Campos Jr. David Indio Rosales let's do this
I have heard a rumor that there is a statue somewhere in El Paso which commemorates Clemente Aguilar, who at one point was an early street car operator there. Can anyone provide images and/or details about it? He was my great grandfather on my mom's side. Here is a link to his Find A Grave page (we have no photos of him. I dearly wish we did). http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Aguilar&GSfn=Clemente&GSbyrel=all&GSdy=1945&GSdyrel=before&GSob=n&GRid=74411070&df=all& "
Is there a photo of Roosevelt Elementary School? I was a student at the school in the 50s.
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Buy your tickets now for the last weekend of Oedipus El Rey, taking place at UTEP's Wise Family Theatre. You can purchase your tickets at any Ticket Master location or visit the Wise Family Theatre Box Office open Monday through Friday from 1:30pm through 3:30pm. Show dates are: May 2nd through the 5th. Hope to see you there!
Check out Oedipus El Rey taking place at UTEP's Wise Family Theatre. Grab your tickets now at any ticket master location or visit the Wise Family Theatre Box Office, Monday through Friday from 1:30pm through 3:30pm. Show Dates are: April 26th through the 28th and May 2nd through the 5th.
EL PASO PRESERVATION FORUM ON RESTORING DURANGUITO TO BE HELD IN DOWNTOWN EL PASO WITH NATIONAL AND STATE-LEVEL EXPERTS, MODERATED BY J.P. BRYAN, DECEMBER 15, 10:00AM-12:30PM, FREE TO THE PUBLIC J. P. Bryan will moderate a public forum on restoring Duranguito that will feature the executive directors of Preservation Texas, El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, and Asian and Pacific Islander Americans in Historic Preservation; the President of the Texas Historical Foundation; and the Senior Field Director of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Never before has such a distinguished group of national and state-level historic preservation experts visited El Paso for such an extraordinary event. State Sen. José Rodríguez will present a virtual reconstruction of Duranguito that was created by Diana Ramos, with contriburions by Victor Hugo Soto, Andres Armendariz and Ingrid Leyva, in consultation with the neighborhood residents. Next, five presenters will discuss Duranguito’s economic and cultural potential as well as the opportunity for developing heritage tourism in downtown El Paso. Mr. Bryan will offer some concluding remarks and then take questions from the audience. We wish to emphasize that the public is welcome to attend and we sincerely hope that City, County and State leaders and administrators will join us as well. This is an unprecedented opportunity to discuss the future of the historic building stock in our downtown.
Visiten pronto esta maravillosa exhibición, solo estará 5 meses más.
any info on this home on tobin street? -tobin and paisano across the street from father yermo church/school-who built it/owned it-any history on it ?