El Paso Museum of History

El Paso Museum of History El Paso Museum of History- our museum is FREE and open to the public. The El Paso Museum of History exists for the educational benefit of the community and visitors.
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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

06/04/2021
Pride 2021- Recommended readings for kids!

Happy Pride Month 🏳️‍🌈
We've selected 4 books (recommended for ages 1 - 13+) from our Museum's makerspace youth library to inspire your kiddos to learn more about LGBTQIA+ topics through reading!

📕 “Love makes a Family” by Sophie Beer (@sophiebeerdraws)
Ages baby - 3
Whether a child has two moms, two dads, one parent, or one of each, this simple preschool read-aloud board book demonstrates that what's most important in each family's life is the love the family members share.

📗* "Julian at the Wedding” by Jessica Love
Ages 4 – 8
Jessica Love presents a joyful story of friendship and individuality featuring young characters who are free to live, play, and express themselves however they wish without conflict.

📘* "Stonewall: A Building. An Uprising. A Revolution” written by Rob Sanders
Ages 8 - 12
The very first picture book by an openly gay author and illustrator to tell the rich and dynamic history of the Stonewall Inn and its role in the LGBTQIA+ civil rights movement. Narrated by the Stonewall Inn itself, this book is an essential and empowering civil rights story that every child deserves to hear.

📙* "Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists: A Graphic History of Women’s Fight for their Rights” written by Mikki Kendall
Ages 13 +
This compelling graphic novel illuminates the stories of notable women throughout history—from queens and freedom fighters to warriors and spies—and the progressive movements led by women that have shaped history, including LGBTQIA+ liberation (pages 141 – 143). “Amazons, Abolitionists and Activists” was illustrated by Aster D’amico, a queer illustrator and comic artist.

These books from our youth library were generously funded through JP Morgan and Wells Fargo.

*Books available at your local El Paso Public Library

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The El Paso Museum of History is a safe space for the LGBTQIA+ community.

SNEAK PEEK 👀Here's a behind-the-scene look at what's to come! Our next upcoming exhibition, "The Devil You Say! The Sain...
06/03/2021

SNEAK PEEK 👀
Here's a behind-the-scene look at what's to come! Our next upcoming exhibition, "The Devil You Say! The Saintly and Not So Saintly in Folk Art" explores folk art and its relationship to religious and cultural traditions. Look out for its opening this year- June 17th!

☀️FREE Virtual Summer Workshops ☀️Its that time of year again! EPMH will be offering free at-home virtual workshops thro...
06/02/2021

☀️FREE Virtual Summer Workshops ☀️
Its that time of year again! EPMH will be offering free at-home virtual workshops through June, July and August. Participants will have the opportunity to sign up for their workshop of interest beginning the Monday of that workshop week. A randomized drawing will take place for participants to receive FREE at-home workshop kits* including all materials needed for the workshop.

*While supplies last.

✅Workshop sign-up will be available Monday 12 PM - Thursday 12 PM.
✅FREE kit recipients will be notified Thursday at 3 PM and at-home workshop kits will be available for pick up at the Museum (510 N Santa Fe.)
✅Link to virtual workshop video will sent to participants Saturday for access via email.

👀Look out for our Free Virtual Summer Workshop Facebook events posted on the Monday before each workshop!

Questions? ☎️(915) 212-3165 or 📨[email protected]

☀️FREE Virtual Summer Workshops ☀️
Its that time of year again! EPMH will be offering free at-home virtual workshops through June, July and August. Participants will have the opportunity to sign up for their workshop of interest beginning the Monday of that workshop week. A randomized drawing will take place for participants to receive FREE at-home workshop kits* including all materials needed for the workshop.

*While supplies last.

✅Workshop sign-up will be available Monday 12 PM - Thursday 12 PM.
✅FREE kit recipients will be notified Thursday at 3 PM and at-home workshop kits will be available for pick up at the Museum (510 N Santa Fe.)
✅Link to virtual workshop video will sent to participants Saturday for access via email.

👀Look out for our Free Virtual Summer Workshop Facebook events posted on the Monday before each workshop!

Questions? ☎️(915) 212-3165 or 📨[email protected]

05/21/2021
Fact Friday - Etchings by Steve Edwards (English Subtitles)

Flashback to last week’s #FactFriday that highlights our “Etchings by Steve Edwards” exhibition. Hurry in to see this and more as it closes Saturday, May 29th!

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⏰ Limited Temporary Hours
Thursday - Saturday | 10AM - 6PM

#ArtifactSpotlightThis spotlight is a little different from the rest we've put out. This beautifully crafted paper heart...
05/19/2021

#ArtifactSpotlight
This spotlight is a little different from the rest we've put out. This beautifully crafted paper heart tree was recovered from the August 3rd makeshift memorial site at Walmart. Now on display in our "Resilience: Remembering August 3rd" exhibition, we are asking the community for help in identifying this offering's cultural background and/or its creator.

✨ If you have any information on this, please send us a message or email us at [email protected]

"Resilience: Remembering August 3rd" aims to highlight the El Paso community’s strength, endurance and love in the face of adversity. Resilience is this community’s hallmark, as it collectively heals and stands strong in love in the face of racism and hate.
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⏰Temporary Limited Hours
Thursday - Saturday | 10 AM - 6 PM

05/17/2021
NEW Website- EPMuseumofHistory.org

Have you heard!?
We are happy to announce the launch of our new website that offers a more responsive experience and makes it easier to plan a trip to the museum. 🚀✨

The redesigned website has been significantly improved to provide visitors easy access to information and activities at the museum. In addition to being aesthetically pleasing, the website is user friendly and more interactive. The redesigned website offers the following:

✅ A shorter and memorable web address
✅ Adjusts for viewing on desktop, tablet, and mobile devices
✅ Capable of switching between English/Spanish for preferred language
✅ Better user-experience with simplified layout and condensed information tabs
✅ Links to existing and previous virtual workshops, lectures and discussions
✅ Museum donation option

See for yourself at www.EPMuseumofHistory.org

🎵 You make me feel brand new 🎵We have NEW lowriders in the "Low & Slow" gallery, courtesy of: Legends Car Club - 1946 Ch...
05/14/2021

🎵 You make me feel brand new 🎵
We have NEW lowriders in the "Low & Slow" gallery, courtesy of: Legends Car Club - 1946 Chevy Fleetline (red) & Presence Car Club -1985 Buick Regal (green). See all of the beautiful details up close, and while you're here, snag a t-shirt and tote 😉

⏰Temporary Limited Hours
Thursday - Saturday | 10 AM - 6 PM

🎵 You make me feel brand new 🎵
We have NEW lowriders in the "Low & Slow" gallery, courtesy of: Legends Car Club - 1946 Chevy Fleetline (red) & Presence Car Club -1985 Buick Regal (green). See all of the beautiful details up close, and while you're here, snag a t-shirt and tote 😉

⏰Temporary Limited Hours
Thursday - Saturday | 10 AM - 6 PM

🚨 JOB ALERT 🚨We are currently looking 👀 for a "Museum Marketing Clerical Assistant" to join our team. If you or someone ...
05/13/2021

🚨 JOB ALERT 🚨
We are currently looking 👀 for a "Museum Marketing Clerical Assistant" to join our team. If you or someone you know is interested in this position, we encourage you to apply! 🙂
Click the link below for more info ⬇️
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/elpaso/jobs/3080405/museum-marketing-clerical-assistant?page=3&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

🚨 JOB ALERT 🚨
We are currently looking 👀 for a "Museum Marketing Clerical Assistant" to join our team. If you or someone you know is interested in this position, we encourage you to apply! 🙂
Click the link below for more info ⬇️
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/elpaso/jobs/3080405/museum-marketing-clerical-assistant?page=3&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

05/12/2021
Etchings by Steve Edwards- take a screenshot!

Which etching do you connect with the most?
Close eyes 😌 & screenshot when you feel it! 📱

Tell us in the comments below ⤵️

See this and more in our “Etchings by Steve Edwards” exhibition - closing Saturday, May 29th!
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1 - 🐇
“San Francisco”
No date
26” x 12”
Painted etching 7 of 100
Gift of Jim Singleton in honor of Maureen Singleton

2 - 🕊
“Milagrito”
2004
24” x 13”
Painted etching 1 of 100
Gift of Jim Singleton in honor of Maureen Singleton

3 - 🦢
“San Francisco”
No date
23” x 11.5”
Painted etching 18 of 100
Gift of Jim Singleton in honor of Maureen Singleton
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Limited Temporary Hours
Thursday - Saturday
10 AM - 6 PM

“Low & Slow” T-shirts & Totes ✨Need a last minute gift idea for Mom? 🤔Surprise her with our “Low & Slow” merch for #Moth...
05/08/2021

“Low & Slow” T-shirts & Totes ✨
Need a last minute gift idea for Mom? 🤔
Surprise her with our “Low & Slow” merch for #MothersDay! And while you’re here, you can pick some up for yourself and the rest of the fam! 😉

T-shirt sizes: XS - 3XL & Youth Medium
Our museum is open till 6PM today. See you here! 👋🏼

“Low & Slow” T-shirts & Totes ✨
Need a last minute gift idea for Mom? 🤔
Surprise her with our “Low & Slow” merch for #MothersDay! And while you’re here, you can pick some up for yourself and the rest of the fam! 😉

T-shirt sizes: XS - 3XL & Youth Medium
Our museum is open till 6PM today. See you here! 👋🏼

Shout out to our sister museum, the El Paso Museum of Archaeology for their amazing pop-up exhibition at the El Paso Int...
05/07/2021

Shout out to our sister museum, the El Paso Museum of Archaeology for their amazing pop-up exhibition at the El Paso International Airport (ELP)! This will be on display through September 2021.

🚨 HAPPENING TODAY (Thursday, May 6th) 🚨5:30 PM - 7:30 PM at Cleveland Square Park -right in front of the El Paso Museum ...
05/06/2021

🚨 HAPPENING TODAY (Thursday, May 6th) 🚨
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM at Cleveland Square Park -right in front of the El Paso Museum of History. See you there! 💪

Come out and participate in a free interactive health and wellness mixer Thursday, May 6, from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm at Cleveland Square Park.🌅

The event will include a variety of health, fitness, and nutrition organizations focused on improving the community's well-being. 🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️🍽

Highlighting the event will be guest speaker Dr. Isabel Bogdan who will deliver a motivational speech on the importance of remaining healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The mixer will also include two free yoga sessions starting at 6:00 pm, a relay race, and an abundance of health and fitness resources. 🧘‍♀️ #IAmElPaso #ACityWithStrength #ElPasoStrength #AAC2021

Live Active EP is hosting a wellness mixer ⚡️TOMORROW⚡️ Thursday, May 6th from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm at Cleveland Park- loca...
05/05/2021

Live Active EP is hosting a wellness mixer ⚡️TOMORROW⚡️ Thursday, May 6th from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm at Cleveland Park- located right in from of our museum! See you there! 💪

City Representative Isabel Salcido presents the Sunset Wellness Mixer, an event to promote healthy living in El Paso this Thursday at Cleveland Square.

Join us for free courses, health and wellness tips, two yoga sessions at 6:00 pm and 6:30 pm and more!

05/03/2021
NEW WEBSITE IS NOW LIVE- EPMuseumofHistory.org

OUR NEW WEBSITE IS LIVE 🥳🎉
Visit: EPMuseumofHistory.org
to explore all of the new features and content on the site.

Our old web address (history.elpasotexas.gov) was a mouthful to say 🥴 and too long to type 👎

Our new website includes a:
⭐️ New aesthetic and layout that easily adapts to the interface of your desktop, tablet and mobile device!
⭐️ More user-friendly with the ability to toggle between English and Spanish for your preferred language
⭐️ Condensed tabs means a faster way to find what you're searching for

Thank you for your patience and enjoy the new site!

05/01/2021
NEW WEBSITE COMING SOON!

THE SECRET'S OUT 🥸
We've been hard at work behind the scenes, making much needed improvements to our website.

Website updates will include:
⭐️ New aesthetic and layout that easily adapts to the interface of your desktop, tablet and mobile device!
⭐️ More user-friendly with the ability to toggle between English and Spanish for your preferred language
⭐️ Condensed tabs means a faster way to find what you're searching for

Stay tuned as we reveal the new URL to the EPMH website on Monday, May 3rd 👀

🚨 HAPPENING NOW 🚨Today United Way of El Paso is giving away FREE BOOKS for kids from 12PM - 6PM 👧👦📚in both English and S...
05/01/2021

🚨 HAPPENING NOW 🚨
Today United Way of El Paso is giving away FREE BOOKS for kids from 12PM - 6PM 👧👦📚in both English and Spanish! See you here 👋🏼

🚨 HAPPENING NOW 🚨
Today United Way of El Paso is giving away FREE BOOKS for kids from 12PM - 6PM 👧👦📚in both English and Spanish! See you here 👋🏼

Happy día de los niños/ día de los libros 👧👦📚We've selected 4 books (recommended for ages 3 - 13+) from our Museum's mak...
04/30/2021

Happy día de los niños/ día de los libros 👧👦📚
We've selected 4 books (recommended for ages 3 - 13+) from our Museum's makerspace youth library to inspire your kiddos to learn through reading!

📕 "This Little Dreamer: An Inspirational Primer" by Joan Holub
Ages 3 – 5
This baby-friendly board book features over 10 historical figures for your toddler to learn hands-on about history!

📗 "Sometimes People March" by Tessa Allen
Ages 4 – 9
This picture book describes the many reasons people march, from workers’ rights to civil rights. This timely introduction sparks age-appropriate conversations about the ways in which people gather to seek change.

📘 "They Call Me Güero: A Border Kid’s Poems" by David Bowles
Ages 8 - 12
This collection of poems by South Texas educator, David Bowles features topics related to the borderland and Latinx cultural experiences. “They Call Me Güero” was published locally by Cinco Puntos Press and has received over 10 notable literary awards and accolades such as the 'Pura Belpre' Award.

📙 "Tales from La Vida: A Latinx Comics Anthology Edited" by Frederick Luis Aldama
Ages 13+
“Tales from La Vida” is a graphic novel anthology highlighting a variety of styles and worldviews of todays' Latinx artists, educators, comic book and visual creators. This anthology features the work of two El Paso Artists: Raul Gonzalez and Zeke Pena

Our selections can be found at your local El Paso Public Library!
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These books from our youth library were generously funded by JP Morgan and Wells Fargo.

Did you know❓This year marks the 25th anniversary of Children’s Day/Book Day (also known as Día de los niños/Día de los ...
04/29/2021

Did you know❓
This year marks the 25th anniversary of Children’s Day/Book Day (also known as Día de los niños/Día de los libros) founded by writer and poet, Pat Mora. Since 1996, the celebration has aimed to promote literacy amongst children and families.

Pat Mora was born and raised in El Paso, Texas where she attended Loretto Academy and the University of Texas at El Paso. She received an honorary doctorate from both State University of New York and North Carolina State University. Mora was formerly an educator and academic administrator, all while writing picture books, poetry, and non-fiction. Much of her writing is reflective of Mexican-American culture and her experiences living along the southwest border. Mora has obtained numerous awards for her writing including the 'American Library Association Notable Book' award and the prestigious 'Golden Kite' award. Pat Mora now resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico and continues to write books.

Día de los niños/Día de los libros is tomorrow, Friday April 30th! 🥳🎉

Did you know❓
This year marks the 25th anniversary of Children’s Day/Book Day (also known as Día de los niños/Día de los libros) founded by writer and poet, Pat Mora. Since 1996, the celebration has aimed to promote literacy amongst children and families.

Pat Mora was born and raised in El Paso, Texas where she attended Loretto Academy and the University of Texas at El Paso. She received an honorary doctorate from both State University of New York and North Carolina State University. Mora was formerly an educator and academic administrator, all while writing picture books, poetry, and non-fiction. Much of her writing is reflective of Mexican-American culture and her experiences living along the southwest border. Mora has obtained numerous awards for her writing including the 'American Library Association Notable Book' award and the prestigious 'Golden Kite' award. Pat Mora now resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico and continues to write books.

Día de los niños/Día de los libros is tomorrow, Friday April 30th! 🥳🎉

Mark your calendars! 🗓✍️In celebration of Día de los niños/ Día de los libros, United Way of El Paso County will be at t...
04/28/2021

Mark your calendars! 🗓✍️
In celebration of Día de los niños/ Día de los libros, United Way of El Paso County will be at the El Paso Museum of History giving away a variety of FREE books on Saturday, May 1st between 12 PM - 6PM! The books, in both English & Spanish, are recommended for readers between 3 -13+ years of age. See you here! 👋
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⏰ Museum Hours:
Thursday - Saturday | 10 AM - 6 PM
✨ ADMISSION IS FREE ✨

Visitors and staff will be required to wear face covering and attendance will be monitored to ensure social distancing guidelines are followed.

At this time, the museum will not offer in-person events, classes, camps or tours.

All Quality of Life facilities will operate at 50% CAPACITY.

For more information on each Quality of Life service and facility, visit: EPStrong.org

Mark your calendars! 🗓✍️
In celebration of Día de los niños/ Día de los libros, United Way of El Paso County will be at the El Paso Museum of History giving away a variety of FREE books on Saturday, May 1st between 12 PM - 6PM! The books, in both English & Spanish, are recommended for readers between 3 -13+ years of age. See you here! 👋
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⏰ Museum Hours:
Thursday - Saturday | 10 AM - 6 PM
✨ ADMISSION IS FREE ✨

Visitors and staff will be required to wear face covering and attendance will be monitored to ensure social distancing guidelines are followed.

At this time, the museum will not offer in-person events, classes, camps or tours.

All Quality of Life facilities will operate at 50% CAPACITY.

For more information on each Quality of Life service and facility, visit: EPStrong.org

Address

510 N Santa Fe St
El Paso, TX
79901

General information

***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

Opening Hours

Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00

Telephone

(915) 212-0320

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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.
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