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.

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

Tune in to ABC News to view tonight's "Corazón de América" special (airing 8 PM, ET / 7 CT). John Quiñones sits down to ...
09/18/2021

Tune in to ABC News to view tonight's "Corazón de América" special (airing 8 PM, ET / 7 CT). John Quiñones sits down to interview survivors of the August 3rd shooting and our director, Erica Marin who curated the "Resilience: Remembering August 3rd" exhibit at the El Paso Museum of History.

Tremendously Proud of the ABC News team that will being this to you Friday night, 8 PM, ET / 7 CT. Join us!!!

Yesterday's special guest, collector and scholar Michael T. Ricker, led a conversation about his exhibition "The Devil Y...
09/17/2021

Yesterday's special guest, collector and scholar Michael T. Ricker, led a conversation about his exhibition "The Devil You Say! The Saintly and not so Saintly, in Folk Art". The display highlights the Christian duality of Good versus Evil. The selected works from Ricker’s personal collection come from a variety of cultures representing centuries of creativity.

If you missed it, not to worry! This exhibit will run through the end of December 2021. "The Devil You Say!" buttons, catalogues, and limited edition prints from master local printmaker Marco A. Sanchez are available for purchase at our front desk lobby.

Special thanks to:
👺 Michael T. Ricker
👺 Marco A. Sanchez
👺 Mexa O’holics
👺 El Paso Museum of Art
👺 Museums and Cultural Affairs Department

⭐ EVENT REMINDER ⭐The El Paso Museum of History and El Paso Museum of Art invites the public to a joint event with colle...
09/15/2021

⭐ EVENT REMINDER ⭐
The El Paso Museum of History and El Paso Museum of Art invites the public to a joint event with collector and scholar, Michael T. Ricker, as he discusses "The Devil You Say! The Saintly and not so Saintly, in Folk Art" exhibit at EPMH, and "El Taller de Gráfica Popular" exhibition at EPMA. The event is free and open to the public.

⭐ EVENT REMINDER ⭐
The El Paso Museum of History and El Paso Museum of Art invites the public to a joint event with collector and scholar, Michael T. Ricker, as he discusses "The Devil You Say! The Saintly and not so Saintly, in Folk Art" exhibit at EPMH, and "El Taller de Gráfica Popular" exhibition at EPMA. The event is free and open to the public.

‼️ WORK STUDY OPPORTUNITY ‼️ We've partnered with the Center for Community Engagement at the University of Texas at El P...
09/13/2021

‼️ WORK STUDY OPPORTUNITY ‼️
We've partnered with the Center for Community Engagement at the University of Texas at El Paso to fill the "Museum Membership Assistant" work study position at our museum. ⛏ 🧡

The Museum Membership Assistant will receive hands-on experience and valuable training, while working as an integral member of the El Paso Museum of History Membership team, playing a key role in coordinating and advancing the work of the Museum’s membership development operations function and serving as an assistant.

If you or someone you know is work study qualified and would like to apply, visit:
https://www.utep.edu/student-affairs/careers/
Job Mine ID: #27043192 - Museum Membership Assistant

‼️ WORK STUDY OPPORTUNITY ‼️
We've partnered with the Center for Community Engagement at the University of Texas at El Paso to fill the "Museum Membership Assistant" work study position at our museum. ⛏ 🧡

The Museum Membership Assistant will receive hands-on experience and valuable training, while working as an integral member of the El Paso Museum of History Membership team, playing a key role in coordinating and advancing the work of the Museum’s membership development operations function and serving as an assistant.

If you or someone you know is work study qualified and would like to apply, visit:
https://www.utep.edu/student-affairs/careers/
Job Mine ID: #27043192 - Museum Membership Assistant

El Paso Mexican American Cultural Center coming soon! 🤩
09/10/2021

El Paso Mexican American Cultural Center coming soon! 🤩

We’re closer than ever to realizing the El Paso Mexican American Cultural Center (MACC) in the heart of the El Paso Downtown Arts District! On September 13, City Council will be presented with final design and approve funding. MACC will celebrate the dynamic traditions and resiliency of our Border cultures through vibrant arts experiences and creative engagement. Be ready for exhibitions, performances, culinary programs, artists-in-residence, recording studio and more!

🚨 LAST DAY TO RSVP 🚨To attend Merienda Talks "The Devil You Say: The Saintly and not so Saintly, in Folk Art" at EPMH, p...
09/09/2021

🚨 LAST DAY TO RSVP 🚨
To attend Merienda Talks "The Devil You Say: The Saintly and not so Saintly, in Folk Art" at EPMH, please RSVP to secure your complimentary, limited edition print from local printmaker/artist Marco A. Sanchez. Call 915.212.3162 or email [email protected]

Both events at EPMH and El Paso Museum of Art are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

🚨 LAST DAY TO RSVP 🚨
To attend Merienda Talks "The Devil You Say: The Saintly and not so Saintly, in Folk Art" at EPMH, please RSVP to secure your complimentary, limited edition print from local printmaker/artist Marco A. Sanchez. Call 915.212.3162 or email [email protected]

Both events at EPMH and El Paso Museum of Art are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Meet Joseph- EPMH volunteer! ⭐Joseph began volunteering at our museum earlier this year and helps out "behind-the-scenes...
09/08/2021

Meet Joseph- EPMH volunteer! ⭐
Joseph began volunteering at our museum earlier this year and helps out "behind-the-scenes" cataloging and organizing collections. He graduated from UTEP - The University of Texas at El Paso with a Minor in Museum Studies and loves all things history (especially local).

Meet Joseph- EPMH volunteer! ⭐
Joseph began volunteering at our museum earlier this year and helps out "behind-the-scenes" cataloging and organizing collections. He graduated from UTEP - The University of Texas at El Paso with a Minor in Museum Studies and loves all things history (especially local).

09/01/2021
10K Page Likes

🎉 Thank you for 10,000 Page Likes 🎉
Last Saturday (August 28), we reached 10K page likes on our EPMH page! We couldn't have done it without the support and feedback from all of our followers. It's amazing to see just how far we've come and we hope to continue growing our account.

⚡️Workshop Reboot ⚡️Missed out on one of our free virtual workshops? Now's your chance to receive a FREE workshop kit wi...
08/31/2021

⚡️Workshop Reboot ⚡️
Missed out on one of our free virtual workshops? Now's your chance to receive a FREE workshop kit with all workshop materials included from our past virtual workshops!*

+Laser-cut Lincoln Park Scene by Angel Peña
+Corn Growning, Harvesting & Nixtamalization by Mateo Herrera
+Paper Mache Mask Making by Celina Galicia & Manuel Urueta
+Mini-Loom Weaving with Cynthia Gutierrez-Krapp
+Retablo Making Virtual Workshop with Ivan Calderon
+Abstract Magnetic Art with Laura Turon

Sign-up here: tinyurl.com/WorkshopReboot

*Supplies are limited and available on a first come first serve basis. Two different workshop kits available per household.

📸: Priscilla Bañuelos

⚡️Workshop Reboot ⚡️
Missed out on one of our free virtual workshops? Now's your chance to receive a FREE workshop kit with all workshop materials included from our past virtual workshops!*

+Laser-cut Lincoln Park Scene by Angel Peña
+Corn Growning, Harvesting & Nixtamalization by Mateo Herrera
+Paper Mache Mask Making by Celina Galicia & Manuel Urueta
+Mini-Loom Weaving with Cynthia Gutierrez-Krapp
+Retablo Making Virtual Workshop with Ivan Calderon
+Abstract Magnetic Art with Laura Turon

Sign-up here: tinyurl.com/WorkshopReboot

*Supplies are limited and available on a first come first serve basis. Two different workshop kits available per household.

📸: Priscilla Bañuelos

We're still feeling the love from yesterday's "Lucha Libre: Stories from the Ring" exhibit opening reception. Thanks to ...
08/27/2021

We're still feeling the love from yesterday's "Lucha Libre: Stories from the Ring" exhibit opening reception. Thanks to everyone who made it out to celebrate with us! Not to worry if you couldn't make it. This exhibition will be on display through March 2022.

Special thanks to:
💥 EP Heroes Lucha Libre ( New Era Wrestling ent. )
💥 Cassandro El Exotico & Claudia Payan L
💥 La Arena: Lucha Libre Store
💥 Arturo "Flama Roja" Garcia of Five Star Mexican Bakery
💥 Alex Briseño
💥 Angel Morales
💥 Cinta De Oro (formerly known as Sin Cara)
💥 LosDos
💥 Charles & Ann Horak
💥 Rodriga Rockmore
💥 Norma Chairez Hartell of Las Cruces Museums
💥 The Culinary Studio
💥 Cloud Nine Cotton Candy Cart

Tag yourself in our photos or upload your own to digie.org!

Exhibit Sneak Peek 👀🔍We're two days away from our Lucha Libre: Stories from the Ring exhibit opening this Thursday, Augu...
08/25/2021

Exhibit Sneak Peek 👀🔍
We're two days away from our Lucha Libre: Stories from the Ring exhibit opening this Thursday, August 26 from 6PM to 8PM. Can't make it? Not to worry! This exhibit will be on display through March 2022. See you here! 👋🏼

Exhibit Sneak Peek 👀🔍
We're two days away from our Lucha Libre: Stories from the Ring exhibit opening this Thursday, August 26 from 6PM to 8PM. Can't make it? Not to worry! This exhibit will be on display through March 2022. See you here! 👋🏼

Exhibit Sneak Peek 👀🔍Our Education and Curatorial Associate, Stephanie Gardea prepares these original "El Santo" movie p...
08/23/2021

Exhibit Sneak Peek 👀🔍
Our Education and Curatorial Associate, Stephanie Gardea prepares these original "El Santo" movie posters from the collection of Charles & Ann Horak. See this and more at our Exhibit Opening Reception- Lucha Libre: Stories from the Ring this Thursday, August 26th from 6pm to 8pm. See you here! 👋🏼

Exhibit Sneak Peek 👀🔍
Our Education and Curatorial Associate, Stephanie Gardea prepares these original "El Santo" movie posters from the collection of Charles & Ann Horak. See this and more at our Exhibit Opening Reception- Lucha Libre: Stories from the Ring this Thursday, August 26th from 6pm to 8pm. See you here! 👋🏼

‼️ Masks Mandated ‼️Per City-Council Local Health Authority Orders, all individuals over the age of two (2) are to wear ...
08/18/2021

‼️ Masks Mandated ‼️
Per City-Council Local Health Authority Orders, all individuals over the age of two (2) are to wear some form of face covering over their nose and mouth while in indoor spaces. 😷

⚠️⚠️⚠️Due to the potential for severe weather, we will be closing EPMH an hour early today. Visit us tomorrow, Saturday ...
08/13/2021

⚠️⚠️⚠️
Due to the potential for severe weather, we will be closing EPMH an hour early today. Visit us tomorrow, Saturday from 10AM - 6 PM. Stay safe!

⚠️⚠️⚠️
Due to the potential for severe weather, we will be closing EPMH an hour early today. Visit us tomorrow, Saturday from 10AM - 6 PM. Stay safe!

UTEP CARES internship ⛏⭐️We're so proud of our intern, Cailee Beltran! Cailee started working with the EPMH curatorial s...
08/13/2021

UTEP CARES internship ⛏⭐️
We're so proud of our intern, Cailee Beltran! Cailee started working with the EPMH curatorial staff 5 months ago. Yesterday, at the Center for Community Engagement at the University of Texas at El Paso poster symposium, Cailee presented on her experience and gained knowledge she obtained while working at the museum. Click the link below to view her presentation:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1bgMn1o1oc

With a predicted forecast of rain this weekend ⛈, move your family fun indoors! Explore our latest exhibit, "The Devil Y...
08/12/2021

With a predicted forecast of rain this weekend ⛈, move your family fun indoors! Explore our latest exhibit, "The Devil You Say! The Saintly and not so Saintly, in Folk Art". Visit us Thursday - Saturday from 10AM - 6PM. Admission is always FREE 🤩. See you here!

With a predicted forecast of rain this weekend ⛈, move your family fun indoors! Explore our latest exhibit, "The Devil You Say! The Saintly and not so Saintly, in Folk Art". Visit us Thursday - Saturday from 10AM - 6PM. Admission is always FREE 🤩. See you here!

🎉 BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! 🎉We are pleased to announce the appointment of Erica Marin as the new Director of the El Paso Museum...
08/06/2021

🎉 BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! 🎉
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Erica Marin as the new Director of the El Paso Museum of History. Marin is the first El Paso native and Latina to be appointed as a director of the El Paso Museum of History. She has been with the City of El Paso for nearly three years and recently served as curator of the museum. Marin begins her new role as El Paso Museum of History Director immediately.

During her time at the museum, Marin has been a critical driver in developing community-driven exhibitions that celebrate cultural and civic contributions by more diverse communities. The approach, which resulted in exhibitions like “Neighborhoods & Shared Memories: Sunset Heights” and “Low & Slow: Lowrider Culture on the Border” has correlated in an increase of attendance at the museum of more than 233 percent during the last decade.

Marin holds a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts/Museum Conservation from New Mexico State University and a Master’s in History from The University of Texas at El Paso - UTEP. She is also a National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) Leadership Institute Fellow.

Before joining the El Paso Museum of History, Erica Marin served as an Exhibits Curator for Las Cruces Museums, and an independent curator for Purple Gallery in El Paso. She is also active in the community as an artist, focusing her creative work primarily on identity and memory.

🎉 BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! 🎉
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Erica Marin as the new Director of the El Paso Museum of History. Marin is the first El Paso native and Latina to be appointed as a director of the El Paso Museum of History. She has been with the City of El Paso for nearly three years and recently served as curator of the museum. Marin begins her new role as El Paso Museum of History Director immediately.

During her time at the museum, Marin has been a critical driver in developing community-driven exhibitions that celebrate cultural and civic contributions by more diverse communities. The approach, which resulted in exhibitions like “Neighborhoods & Shared Memories: Sunset Heights” and “Low & Slow: Lowrider Culture on the Border” has correlated in an increase of attendance at the museum of more than 233 percent during the last decade.

Marin holds a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts/Museum Conservation from New Mexico State University and a Master’s in History from The University of Texas at El Paso - UTEP. She is also a National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) Leadership Institute Fellow.

Before joining the El Paso Museum of History, Erica Marin served as an Exhibits Curator for Las Cruces Museums, and an independent curator for Purple Gallery in El Paso. She is also active in the community as an artist, focusing her creative work primarily on identity and memory.

08/03/2021
"Resilience: Remembering August 3rd" Virtual Introduction

Today marks two years since the horrific mass shooting on August 3, 2019. On the first year following the tragedy, the El Paso Museum of History created "Resilience: Remembering August 3rd,” an exhibition for the community and visitors to honor the memory of the victims and the resulting manifestation of unity that followed. In honor of the second anniversary today, we invite the public to view "Resilience" from 10AM - 6PM. #ElPasoStrong #NeverForget 🕯🧡

The El Paso Museum of History will be open on Tuesday, August 3rd from 10AM - 6PM in honor of the second anniversary of ...
08/02/2021

The El Paso Museum of History will be open on Tuesday, August 3rd from 10AM - 6PM in honor of the second anniversary of the August 3, 2019 mass shooting. We encourage the public to visit our "Resilience: Remembering August 3rd" exhibit which features items left by community members at the makeshift memorial shortly after the mass shooting. 🕯🧡

THANK YOU, EL PASO! ❤️We're still feeling the love from Sunday's "Low & Slow" exhibit closing event. With over 4,500 vis...
07/30/2021

THANK YOU, EL PASO! ❤️
We're still feeling the love from Sunday's "Low & Slow" exhibit closing event. With over 4,500 visitors that day, we couldn't have done it without Mando Espinoza & Veronica Mendez of eptcruising.com, the lowriding community (see tags in comments), Mike Guerrero of The Fox 92.3, and of course the love and support of our beautiful community. If you took pictures on Sunday, we'd love to see them! You can upload your documented history to our community digital archive via www.digie.org

TWO good to be true! 😱El Paso Downtown Art and Farmers Market Evening Market AND Reset for a New Path will both be happe...
07/28/2021

TWO good to be true! 😱
El Paso Downtown Art and Farmers Market Evening Market AND Reset for a New Path will both be happening tomorrow Thursday, July 29th.

Starting at 5PM, visit the pop-up El Paso Downtown Art and Farmers Market at Cleveland Square Park with live music, food trucks, vendors and more! Then head inside EPMH at 6PM to de-stress with Live Active EP. The fun continues till 9PM. See you here! 👋

Thursday Market? Yes please. Can’t wait to see you all tomorrow for our very first evening market in years. Local vendors, food trucks, music, activities and so much more! Happening at @epmuseumofhistory from 5pm to 9pm

Live music:
5pm to 6pm @pie_music
7pm to 9pm @djbirthdefects

Workshops:
Free Kids Activity
HIIT workshops (bring your own Mat) by @empowermenthwc
RESET for a new path stress management workshop and soothing sound bath by @liveactiveep at 6pm



#elpaso #eptx #elpasotexas #texas #farmersmarket #artmarket #itsallgoodelpaso #itsallgoodep #elpasostrongepstrong

De-stress & Reset for a New Path with Live Active EP this Thursday at 6PM at EPMH 🧘 then hang around for the El Paso Dow...
07/28/2021

De-stress & Reset for a New Path with Live Active EP this Thursday at 6PM at EPMH 🧘 then hang around for the El Paso Downtown Art and Farmers Market Evening Market pop-up in Cleveland Square Park. See you here! 👋

Clear the mind and learn stress management tips by joining us this Thursday for a free stress management workshop and a soothing sound bath meditation.

Meet us at the El Paso Museum of History starting at 6 PM and don’t forget to bring a mat. Can’t wait to see you there! #LiveActiveEP.

Ericka Cornejo Bright Compass Empowernest
Downtown El Paso DMD @iamelpaso El Paso Downtown Art and Farmers Market

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510 N Santa Fe St
El Paso, TX
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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

Opening Hours

Thursday 10am - 6pm
Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 6pm

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(915) 212-0320

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I just want to take this opportunity to thank each and everyone of the staff of the El Paso Museum Of History for their great hospitality. To me, it was a dream come true to have my car in there. It was a great outcome as it was seeing so many friends and familiar faces out there. Hope in the near future more events like this can be made and let more of the El Paso lowrider community be a part of it. Thank you again to each and everyone of you who made this possible. 👍👍
There's also a warning attached to the legend of El Paso's Thunderbird Mountain:
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.