El Paso Museum of History

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The El Paso Museum of History exists for the educational benefit of the community and visitors. 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.

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.

#ElPasoStrong 🧡
07/30/2020

#ElPasoStrong 🧡

Did you know orange is the national color for gun violence and those who were victims of it? We’ll have these special orange ribbons for the community to tie on the memorial at Ponder Park on Monday, August 3 as we mark the one-year anniversary of the mass shooting that impacted our region. #elpasostrong #atimetoremember

DIGIE our community digital wall, will be displaying a commemorative video and virtual memorial beginning Friday, July 3...
07/29/2020

DIGIE our community digital wall, will be displaying a commemorative video and virtual memorial beginning Friday, July 31 - Friday, August 7 from 9 AM - 5 PM
(CLOSED Saturday & Sunday)

For the complete digital archive, visit: http://digie.org/album/22606/64266

07/23/2020
Documenting Our Community- Local Student Producers Film El Paso's History & Share Advice On Making A Short Documentary Film

🗣 Virtual Lecture 💻
Tune in to our virtual lecture lead by Elvira Carrizal-Dukes, PhD(c), MFA, doctoral degree candidate in the Rhetoric and Composition program at The UTEP - The University of Texas at El Paso where she is an Assistant Professor of Practice and Academic Advisor for Chicana/o Studies. Elvira Carrizal-Dukes discusses documenting our community featuring local student producers who have filmed El Paso's history and share advice on making a short documentary film. This lecture is generously funded by Humanities Texas.

07/22/2020

🗣 Virtual Lecture 💻
Tune in to our virtual lecture lead by Elvira Carrizal-Dukes DUKEScomics.com, PhD(c), MFA, doctoral degree candidate in the Rhetoric and Composition program at UTEP - The University of Texas at El Paso where she is an Assistant Professor of Practice and Academic Advisor for Chicana/o Studies. Elvira Carrizal-Dukes discusses documenting our community featuring local student producers who have filmed El Paso's history and share advice on making a short documentary film. This lecture is generously funded by Humanities Texas.

Museums and Cultural Affairs Department - City of El Paso
07/22/2020

Museums and Cultural Affairs Department - City of El Paso

One of the many treasures in our El Paso Museum of History is this door, one of the original portals into la Misión de Corpus Christi de San Antonio de la Ysleta del Sur. Commonly known as the Ysleta Mission, it’s the oldest continuously active parish in Texas and among the oldest five continuously active in the country.

Museums and Cultural Affairs Department - City of El Paso
07/17/2020

Museums and Cultural Affairs Department - City of El Paso

A Time to Remember

Join us for a virtual Memorial to honor the victims and 1-year anniversary of August 3, 2019.

Upload your pictures, art, poetry, story, music, and more using #elpasostrong and #atimetoremember

Select submissions will be posted July 30 - August 3.

🗣 Virtual Lecture 💻 Tune in to our interactive lecture lead by Hilda Ontiveros-Arrieta, Professor of Women’s and Gender ...
07/16/2020

🗣 Virtual Lecture 💻
Tune in to our interactive lecture lead by Hilda Ontiveros-Arrieta, Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at the UTEP - The University of Texas at El Paso. Professor Ontiveros discusses the Femicides in the Chihuahuan Desert from 1993 -2020. This lecture is generously funded by Humanities Texas.

Click the link below to access the interactive virtual presentation which will be available for 30 days ⬇️
https://share.nearpod.com/vsph/2wpdr2YNLu

☀️ FREE Virtual Summer Workshops ☀️The El Paso Museum of History will be offering FREE at-home virtual workshops through...
07/11/2020

☀️ FREE Virtual Summer Workshops ☀️
The El Paso Museum of History will be offering FREE at-home virtual workshops through July and August. Interested participants will have the opportunity to sign up for their workshop of interest beginning the Monday of the workshop. A randomized drawing will take place for participants to receive FREE at-home workshop kits including all materials needed for the workshop.

→ 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 curbside pick-up Friday at our Museum's loading dock (510 N Santa Fe with access to loading dock on W Missouri Ave)
→ 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]

07/10/2020

Did you know ❓❓❓
In 1909, the Southern Pacific Railroad of Mexico integrated into the greater Pacific Railroad in the United States; railway operations increased travel from Mazatlán, Sinaloa in Southern Mexico to Nogales, Sonora in Northern Mexico, connecting with the Sunset Route in southwest United States directly into Arizona. In October 1920, Mexican President Álvaro Obregón visited El Paso, and expressed his aspirations for international friendship and diplomatic relations between the two countries – a week later the El Paso Chamber of Commerce promptly set out for their excursion by train to Mexico City. The Peace and Progress Excursions promoted “international friendship and diplomatic relations between the two countries”.

EPMH Education and Curatorial Associate, Stephanie Gardea is seen dusting and prepping two panoramic photographs newly added to display in our exhibition “Tracks Across the Desert: More than 100 years of Railroad in El Paso”. These photographs are of the El Paso Chamber of Commerce Peace and Progress Excursions to Mexico in 1920 and 1941 and are both from the museum’s collections. Although few documentation exists regarding the Peace and Progress Excursions, artifacts like these further contextualize a tradition for the El Paso Chamber of Commerce over a course of 20 years, just before Southern Pacific Railroad of Mexico was eventually sold to the Mexican government in 1951.

Congratulations to our Museum Curator, Erica Marin for being selected as a 2020 National Association of Latino Arts and ...
07/09/2020

Congratulations to our Museum Curator, Erica Marin for being selected as a 2020 National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures Leadership Institute fellow. 🎉

Congratulations to El Paso Museum of History Curator Erica Marin! She is one of 16 cultural workers from throughout the Unites States and Puerto Rico taking part in the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures Leadership Institute. It is a weeklong intensive professional development program produced for and by Latinx cultural workers expanding their network and also creating a leadership pipeline. Opportunities like this are one way the City of El Paso continues to work to develop leaders from within to sustain our progress.

Did you know❓❓❓Microcrystalline wax is routinely used by conservators and conservation technicians as a protective layer...
07/08/2020

Did you know❓❓❓
Microcrystalline wax is routinely used by conservators and conservation technicians as a protective layer against deterioration for protection and polishing of antique woods, ivory, gemstones, and metal objects.

EPMH Curator, Erica Marin, treats a mid-19th century Deacons bench with microcrystalline wax. The piece has undergone significant paint loss over the years and requires a cleaning and a protective coat. In this instance, the bench is being prepared for exhibition in Tracks Across the Desert.

07/06/2020
Visit El Paso

#ThisIsElPaso ❤️

#elpasostrong #lovemycity #visitelpaso @lemurentertainment @downtownelpaso @iam_elpaso @elpasomcad

📖 STORY BEHIND THE PHOTO 📖Photo: Yairo Herrera and Luke Oleander & Aixa Adame and Lacey Darcy at the El Paso County Cour...
06/29/2020

📖 STORY BEHIND THE PHOTO 📖
Photo: Yairo Herrera and Luke Oleander & Aixa Adame and Lacey Darcy at the El Paso County Courthouse (photo credit: UTEP Prospector)

On Friday afternoon of June 26, 2015– Yairo Herrera and Luke Oleander became the first male same-sex couple to be married in El Paso, Texas at the County Courthouse. Less than 20 minutes later, Aixa Adame and Lacey Darcy wed as the first female same-sex couple.

The day before on June 25, 2015 the Supreme Court ruled that all state bans on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional, making gay marriage legal throughout the United States of America. 🏳️‍🌈💍❤️

For more information on the history of gay marriage visit: https://www.history.com/topics/gay-rights/gay-marriage

The El Paso Museum of History opening has been postponedDue to a surge in COVID-19 infections, the City of El Paso, Texa...
06/29/2020

The El Paso Museum of History opening has been postponed

Due to a surge in COVID-19 infections, the City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government has decided to postpone the reopening of Quality of Life facilities and services as a precaution for the health and safety of our community and the City’s workforce.

The triple-digit spikes in COVID-19 cases announced by the Department of Public Health over the last several days has forced the City to postpone the reopening of services that include the El Paso Zoo and Botanical Gardens, City museums, recreation centers, spray parks and library branches. The City had scheduled to reopen the facilities on July 1 but has decided to keep them closed.

06/25/2020
Queens In Quarantine

Queens in Quarantine is a virtual roundtable on the history and culture of drag performance, featuring local queens: Lavender Thug, Akasha BC, and Barbie

06/25/2020

Queens in Quarantine is a virtual roundtable on the history and culture of drag performance, featuring local queens: Lavender Thug, Akasha BC, and Barbie

🤔 THIS OR THAT 🤔Vote below with your reaction! Stay tuned as the correct answer will be revealed tonight at 9:00 PM in t...
06/23/2020

🤔 THIS OR THAT 🤔
Vote below with your reaction! Stay tuned as the correct answer will be revealed tonight at 9:00 PM in the comment section ✅

👑 Queens in Quarantine 👑Tune in Thursday, June 25 at 5:30 PM via our Queens In Quarantine: A Virtual Roundtable Facebook...
06/21/2020

👑 Queens in Quarantine 👑
Tune in Thursday, June 25 at 5:30 PM via our Queens In Quarantine: A Virtual Roundtable Facebook Premiere!

Today is #JuneteenthJuneteenth (Emancipation Day, Jubilee Day) June 19th commemorates the end of slavery in the United S...
06/19/2020

Today is #Juneteenth
Juneteenth (Emancipation Day, Jubilee Day) June 19th commemorates the end of slavery in the United States

In 1863 during the American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation declaring more than 3 million enslaved Black people living in the Confederate states, free. It was two years before the news reached African Americans living in Texas. It was not until Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865, that the state’s residents learned that slavery was abolished.

Although newly emancipated individuals were barred from gathering to celebrate, the following year, June 19, the first official Juneteenth celebrations took place in Texas. The observances included prayer meetings and the singing of hymns or songs, and celebrants wore new clothes as a way of representing their newfound freedom. In the coming years, the celebration extended nationwide. Juneteenth became a Texas state holiday in 1980, and a number of other states subsequently followed suit.

Emancipation did not mean the end of violence, discrimination, or racist policy against people of the African diaspora in the United States. Nevertheless, Juneteenth is a commemoration of those who have fought endlessly for the human and civil rights of Black people and serves as a moment to educate Americans on the historical legacy of African Americans in the United States. It is a day to celebrate the culture and achievements of African Americans. Presently, it is globally celebrated.

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government
06/18/2020

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government

The Paso del Norte Complete Count Committee (CCC) is seeking local volunteers to assist with promoting 2020 Census completion by calling our neighbors. Training will be provided virtually. Bilingual preferred, though all individuals are encouraged to sign up: https://forms.gle/zZWKTBKBTUZjweP17

El Comité de Conteo Completo (CCC) de Paso del Norte está buscando voluntarios locales para hacer llamadas por telefono e invitar a nuestra comunidad a completar el Censo 2020. La capacitación se proporcionará virtualmente. Voluntarios bilingües son preferidos, aunque se invita a todas las personas a inscribirse: https://forms.gle/zZWKTBKBTUZjweP17

📖 STORY BEHIND THE PHOTO 📖Photo: The Briar Patch/Hyde Patio Bar: Texas Monthly Excerpt August 1985/ Briar Patch (Current...
06/17/2020

📖 STORY BEHIND THE PHOTO 📖
Photo: The Briar Patch/Hyde Patio Bar: Texas Monthly Excerpt August 1985/ Briar Patch (Current Location)
Link: https://elpasoheraldpost.com/diversity-pride-square-ep-heart/

Located at the heart of Pride Square, the Briar Patch/Hyde Bar remains a popular watering hole and local social space for the LGBTQ+ community. The bar’s most popular space is their lovely patio with a large shady tree in the middle that makes one forget where they are. In the 1990s it was a small haven, more in the form of a Pub/Bar that served food. Today, it is a go-to on a night out at Pride Square. “The Briar Patch is the oldest gay bar still running in El Paso. It still operates the way so many spots did back when your local gay bar was the only touchstone for community to meet other people who identified as LGBTQ. The best time to visit is summer, after the sun has set and the heat breaks, the patio becomes crowded with the sound of dance music, ice cubes tinkling and screams of ‘Oh girl, no!’” says Ben Fyffe. The Briar Patch was originally located on 204 E. Rio Grande, facing St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Now occupied by Monarch Bar, it’s new location is 508 N Stanton.

#PrideMonth

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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 ?