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

09/30/2020
#ImagineElPaso

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.

The El Paso Museum of History is excited to participate in this initiative! We will be sharing resources that spark imagination in the coming weeks. Stay tuned.

For more information visit epcf.org/imagineEP.

The El Paso Cultural Roundtable was formed in February 2018 by the El Paso Community Foundation to create better cooperation and partnerships between participating organizations, promote the importance of the arts to the community, and improve the visibility of their programs in the community.

📖 STORY BEHIND THE PHOTO 📖Photo: "Picnic at Ascarate Lake"Courtesy of: Rito DelgadoLink: https://www.digie.org/media/145...
09/28/2020

📖 STORY BEHIND THE PHOTO 📖
Photo: "Picnic at Ascarate Lake"
Courtesy of: Rito Delgado
Link: https://www.digie.org/media/14515

Ascarate Park is known to be El Paso's largest park dedicated to sports, picnicking, fishing and other activities, covering more than 400 acres of land for 80 years. The land originally belonged to Mexican General Juan Ascarate, whom the park was named after, and was granted to El Paso County in the 1930's. Under President Roosevelt's New Deal, 200 Civilian Conservation Corps workers completed the park construction in 1940. In 2015, Ascarate Park received an El Paso County Historic Marker, recognizing it as a historic landmark. Today, Ascarate park features a golf course, aquatic center, sports courts, and of course, the lake and boardwalk.

The park is a cultural icon to many in El Paso, known as a place for family and friends to gather and enjoy one another's company. For some it is picnics and fishing along the boardwalk, for other's it is a Sunday cruise along the lake.

09/25/2020
DIY 3D Railcar

Kick-off the weekend with some family fun and create your very own 3D Railcar! This activity is the last of our ✨FREE VIRTUAL SUMMER WORKSHOP✨ reboot.

Here's what you'll need:

• 3D railcar print-out (Use link for printout of 11" x 17" railcar template https://tinyurl.com/railcarprintout )

• Art supplies of preference:
+ paints
+ markers
+ crayons
• scissors
• glue

Optional*
• hole puncher
• paper clips
• tape
• train whistle

Show us your creation in a comment below ⬇️

This workshops is generously funded by Texas Women for the Arts a subdivision of Texas Commission on the Arts.

Supplies needed for this workshop are: • 3D railcar print-out (Use link for printout of 11" x 17" railcar template https://tinyurl.com/railcarprintout) •Art…

09/24/2020
Herb Notebook Making & Plant Gathering

Learn about your regional plants in this rebooted ✨FREE VIRTUAL SUMMER WORKSHOP✨ lead by Rubi Orozco Santos. An herb notebook is a notebook onto which you tape sprigs, leaves, or flowers of plants and then write their names, their benefits, and a bit of their history. No need to enter state or city parks: you can find and learn about plants simply taking a walk on neighborhood sidewalks!

For this activity you'll need:
• Notebook or small Field book
• Pen or pencil
• Transparent Tape
• Magnifying glass (optional)

Show us your finds in a comment below ⬇️

This workshops is generously funded by Texas Women for the Arts a subdivision of Texas Commission on the Arts

An herb notebook a notebook onto which we tape sprigs, leaves, or flowers of plants and then write their names, their benefits, and a bit of their history. Spring…

09/23/2020
Mini Loom Weaving

Learn the artistry basics of mini loom weaving taught by Cynthia Gutierrez-Krapp in our ✨FREE VIRTUAL SUMMER WORKSHOP✨ reboot. In this intro activity, you will learn to warp your loom, weave, weaving terminology, weaving stitches to add texture to your work, changing/adding yarn and finishing off your piece of art.

Supplies needed for this workshop are:
• 1 ball of super bulky yarn
• 1 ball of bulky yarn
• 1 ball of weaving warp thread or
• Mini-loom* or DIY loom (workshop will include how to make DIY loom - cardboard and tape needed)
• Pair of scissors
• Tape
• 1 2-inch knitting needle
• 1 popsicle stick

Show us your creation in a comment below ⬇️

This workshops is generously funded by Texas Women for the Arts a subdivision of Texas Commission on the Arts

In this intro class, you will learn to warp your loom, weave, weaving terminology, weaving stitches to add texture to your work, changing/adding yarn and finishing…

Magnetic Abstract Art with Laura Turon kicks off day 2 of our ✨FREE VIRTUAL SUMMER WORKSHOP✨ reboot. Here's what you'll ...
09/22/2020
Magnetic Abstract Art with Laura Turon

Magnetic Abstract Art with Laura Turon kicks off day 2 of our ✨FREE VIRTUAL SUMMER WORKSHOP✨ reboot. Here's what you'll need for this activity:

• Educational grade magnets (up to 3 varying in shape and size)
• Metal Shavings
• Foam Board
• Contact Paper
• Paper

Show us your creation in a comment below ⬇️

This workshops is generously funded by Texas Women for the Arts a subdivision of Texas Commission on the Arts

Supplies needed for this workshop are: • Educational grade magnets (up to 3 varying in shape and size) • Metal Shavings • Foam Board • Contact…

Today's ✨FREE VIRTUAL SUMMER WORKSHOP✨ is our DIY MOONSAND!You'll need: 1 cup of play sand¼ cup of corn starch¼ cup of w...
09/21/2020
DIY Moon Sand

Today's ✨FREE VIRTUAL SUMMER WORKSHOP✨ is our DIY MOONSAND!
You'll need:
1 cup of play sand
¼ cup of corn starch
¼ cup of water
cookie sheet or baking tray
*cookie cutters (optional)

Show us your creation in a comment below ⬇️

This workshops is generously funded by Texas Women for the Arts a subdivision of Texas Commission on the Arts.

The following list are the quantities of all the supplies you will need for the DIY Moon Sand. 1 cup of play sand ¼ cup of corn starch ¼ cup of…

09/16/2020
Free Virtual Summer Workshop Reboot

Still hanging on to Summer? So are we! We're rebooting our free virtual summer workshops by making them available to access beginning next week! Here is what you can look forward to:

🚀 Monday, September 21: DIY Moonsand by EPMH
🧲 Tuesday, September 22: Magnetic Abstract Art by Laura Turon
🧶 Wednesday, September 23: Mini Loom Weaving with Cynthia Guttierez-Krap
🌿 Thursday, September 24: Herb Notebook Making & Plant Gathering
🚂 Friday, September 25: DIY 3D Railcar by EPMH

The list of supplies needed will be posted each day for you to get crafty from home! These workshops are generously funded by Texas Women for the Arts a subdivision of Texas Commission on the Arts.

Happy #NationalGrandparentsDay! 👵👴❤️Here’s a feature from our virtual exhibition curated by our community, Historias: St...
09/13/2020

Happy #NationalGrandparentsDay! 👵👴❤️
Here’s a feature from our virtual exhibition curated by our community, Historias: Stories of El Paso.

Don’t forget that you can still sign up for our one-on-one virtual session, Digitize My History happening this Friday from 9 AM - 4 PM. Perfect for honoring and celebrating your loved ones!

Courtesy of: Ethan Thomas
Title: Untitled
​Historia Type: Photograph

My childhood with my grandfather was memorable and always filled with laughter and love. My grandpa, Robert Clinton Thomas, was a soldier in World War II. He stood and fought for our country out of the sheer love of his people. Even after WWII, he continued to fight in the Korean war.

While in the Navy, he was stationed on the USS Bunker Hill which was struck by an enemy aircraft. The plane struck the part of the ship that my grandfather was supposed to be on, but he just so happened to be walking back from the opposite side of the carrier. Ultimately, my grandfather survived but we couldn’t help but laugh, as every time he told us why he was on the other side of the ship he always gave us a different answer.

The stories ranged from getting VERY important paperwork, to getting coffee or just taking a bathroom break, we found it odd that we could never get a straight answer out of the man but we just enjoyed sitting with him and listening to his stories.

We spent most of our childhood with my grandparents because while we were young, our parents worked 8-5 jobs. Although we were enrolled in daycare, our parents were usually a little late to pick us up so my grandparents would get us up at the designated time and we would wait for our parents while eating frozen dinners and watching TV with our grandma.

When my grandpa passed away in 2010, it was my first real experience with death. I was 15 at the time and didn’t know exactly how to process all of it. I just knew that I would never be able to see my grandpa again, or hear his stories, or even hug him goodbye. He had spent the better part of the prior two years in hospice care, so we all expected it, but no one is ever ready for it. Even so, I still didn’t know how or what to think about the situation until one night.

I had a dream that night. My entire family on my mom’s side were sitting around my grandmother in their living room, no one was saying a word but the air was thick and heavy with grief. We knew that we were there to console our grandma Julie, but none of us could find the words as we were just as distraught.

Just then, Grandpa Bob walks out from around the corner leading to the bedroom, and stops in front of us. He addressed the room, “Don’t worry everyone, I will be alright, everything will be alright, I promise.” He then walked back into the hallways before everyone in the room began to cry and reach out to make sure my grandmother was alright.

After that dream, for some reason, I knew that my grandpa was in a better place, and while I was still sad and mourning the loss, I was no longer worried about where he ended up. He gave us his word that he was alright and I will always believe him.

09/09/2020

Although our museum and digital wall, DIGIE, remain closed to the public, you can still access and contribute to our community digital archive! Here is a quick step-by-step video guide to help you get started.

❓🤔 Still have questions or need some one-on-one help? Sign up for our Digitize My History virtual session next Friday, September 18th. Time slots are one per person and on a first come first served basis.

📖 STORY BEHIND THE PHOTO 📖Photo: South-facing murals at Lincoln Park in Central El Paso.Link: https://www.digie.org/medi...
09/03/2020

📖 STORY BEHIND THE PHOTO 📖
Photo: South-facing murals at Lincoln Park in Central El Paso.
Link: https://www.digie.org/media/69771

Located underneath the 1-10/1-54 exchange in El Paso, Texas– Lincoln Park, (also known as Chicano Park) is home to more than fifty murals painted by community artists. It serves as a gathering space for lowrider car clubs, city sports and family picnics. As a major grassroots cultural hub, Lincoln Park can trace its early twentieth century roots to Lincoln School, the school for Mexican children and youth before desegregation. Naturally, the murals painted along the pillars that sustain traffic, reflect the region’s roots, Mexican history, the Chicano Civil Rights movement and each artist’s unique style. Today, the murals and the park stand as an homage to the people that inhabit these borderlands.

08/27/2020
Immigration History of Korean Americans

🗣 Virtual Lecture 💻
Tune in to our interactive lecture lead by Hyung Lae Park, Professor at El Paso Community College. Park discusses the immigration history of Korean Americans. This lecture is generously funded by Humanities Texas.

08/26/2020

🗣 Virtual Lecture 💻
Tune in to our interactive lecture lead by Hyung Lae Park, Professor at El Paso Community College. Park discusses the immigration history of Korean Americans. This lecture is generously funded by Humanities Texas.

08/25/2020

📣 CALL FOR ARTIFACTS 📣

The El Paso Museum of History is putting together our latest exhibition, "Low & Slow: Lowrider Culture On The Border." We are asking those of you with ties to the lowrider community to participate. We are currently looking for:

+ lowrider memorabilia (banners, posters, t-shirts, trophies, awards, etc.)
+ biclas
+ photos
+ car hoods

If you are interested in sharing your story, photos, memorabilia, etc. COMMENT BELOW⬇️ so that we can get in touch with you or call our museum curator, Erica Marin at ☎️ 915-212-3163

Shout out to the El Paso Lowrider Association and eptcruising.com for their continued support of this project!

⚠️ SITE DOWN FOR MAINTENANCE ⚠️www.digie.org will be down for scheduled maintenance on Monday, August 24 – Wednesday, Au...
08/24/2020

⚠️ SITE DOWN FOR MAINTENANCE ⚠️
www.digie.org will be down for scheduled maintenance on Monday, August 24 – Wednesday, August 26. Website access will return Thursday, August 27.

For media inquires during this time please email: [email protected]

08/20/2020
Food Story Project: El Paso Food Voices

🗣 Virtual Lecture 💻
Tune in to our virtual lecture lead by Meredith E. Abarca, PhD Professor of Food Studies and Literature at the UTEP - The University of Texas at El Paso and creator, editor & curator of El Paso Food Voices. This lecture is generously funded by Humanities Texas.

08/20/2020

🗣 Virtual Lecture 💻
Tune in to our virtual lecture lead by Meredith E. Abarca, PhD Professor of Food Studies and Literature at the UTEP - The University of Texas at El Paso and creator, editor & curator of El Paso Food Voices. This lecture is generously funded by Humanities Texas.

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government
08/04/2020

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government

Join us, as we remember the 23 lives that were lost in the mass shooting of August 3, 2019. Orange ribbons will be available from now until 8pm to be tied on the memorial at Ponder Park. #ElPasoStrong #ATimeToRemember

Museums and Cultural Affairs Department - City of El Paso
08/03/2020

Museums and Cultural Affairs Department - City of El Paso

In remembrance of the 23 lives that were lost in the mass shooting of August 3, 2019, orange ribbons will be available from now until 8pm to be tied on the memorial at Ponder Park. #ElPasoStrong #ATimeToRemember

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government
08/03/2020

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government

Today we remember and honor the victims of the August 3rd tragedy as our community continues to heal. On this day one year ago, 23 lives were lost but never forgotten.

Together we remember. Together we heal. We are #ElPasoStrong. #ATimeToRemember #LoveForElPaso

• Jorge Calvillo García
• Adolfo Cerros Hernández
• Guillermo García Sifuentes
• María Eugenia Legarreta Rothe
• Iván Filiberto Manzano
• Gloria Irma Márquez
• Elsa Liboria Mendoza Márquez
• Sara Esther Regalado Monreal
• Juan de Dios Velázquez Cháirez
• Alexander Gerhard Hoffman
• Andre Pablo Anchondo
• Jordan Anchondo
• Arturo Benavides
• Leonard Cipeda Campos
• María Flores
• Raúl Flores
• David Alvah Johnson
• Luis Alfonzo Juárez
• Maribel Hernández Loya
• Javier Rodríguez
• Margie Reckard
• Teresa Sánchez de Freitas
• Angelina Silva-Englisbee

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government
08/02/2020

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government

"Resilience: Remembering August 3rd" is a permanent exhibition at the El Paso History Museum in memory of the victims and strength of the El Paso Community.

The tributes of this collection were recovered from the original memorial site outside of Walmart. Due to COVID-19, the exhibition remains closed, but you can see a few tributes here. #ElPasoStrong #ATimeToRemember

08/02/2020
City Manager Tommy Gonzalez- 1 Year Anniversary of August 3, 2019 Mass Shooting

City Manager Tommy Gonzalez delivers a heart filled message to the community of El Paso in light of the August 3, 2019 mass shooting 1 year anniversary. #ElPasoStrong #ATimeToRemember

City Manager Tommy Gonzalez delivers a heart filled message to the community in light of the August 3, 2019 mass shooting 1 year anniversary.

08/01/2020
In the Eyes of Ricardo Nava- 1 Year Anniversary of August 3rd Mass Shooting

First Responder Ricardo Nava recalls his moving experience treating wounded El Pasoans during the mass shooting of August 3, 2019. Thank you to all First Responders! #ElPasoStrong #ATimeToRemember

First Responder Ricardo Nava recalls August 3, 2019 and shares his experience helping wounded El Pasoans.

08/01/2020
Mayor Dee Margo- 1 Year Anniversary of August 3rd Mass Shooting

A message of hope from Mayor Dee Margo as we approach the 1 year anniversary of the August 3, 2019 mass shooting in El Paso, Texas. #ElPasoStrong #ATimeToRemember

An inspirational message from Mayor Dee Margo to the El Paso Community as we approach the 1 year anniversary of the August 3rd mass shooting.

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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 ?