The El Paso Museum of History offers visitors a bilingual, multi-cultural experience through exhibitions that focus on the history of El Paso del Norte (The Pass of the North). The permanent and rotating exhibitions in the museum’s six galleries feature history beginning from pre-Spanish contact to present.
Chicano Power! A Force For Change & Progress In El Paso
Aug 6, 2022 - Jan 28, 2023
1st Floor, Gallery B
This exhibition focuses on the rise of the Chicano Civil Rights Movement in El Paso, Texas. From anti-discrimination activism encompassing farmworkers and labor rights, to anti-war movements wrapped in cultura, the Chicano Civil Rights Movement in El Paso, Texas is the story of how youth along with neighborhood mentors and families fought to transform social and systemic inequities into improved conditions. “Chicano Power!” retraces collective and individual memories rooted in El Paso but also reinforced in acts of solidarity with other Chicano and global communities who fought for the equity all.
This program is made possible in part by a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Pasos Urbanos: A Photographic Narrative of Borderlands Sunrise and Sunset
Aug 4, 2022 - Oct 30, 2022
2nd Floor, Gallery D
There is nothing more pleasing and rewarding than witnessing the sunrise in the morning and sunset inthe evening behind the desert landscape or urban city life. Sunrises and sunsets are magical, invigorating, and give us a unique sense of belonging all under the same sky. They represent awakenings, beginnings, and end of journeys through pearly pinks, oranges, and vibrant violet colors in the skies. Pasos Urbanos: A Photographic Narrative of Borderlands Sunrise And Sunset exemplifies and captures photographic stories of people and places through the familiar illuminating
Neighborhoods and Shared Memories: Manhattan Heights
Mar 17, 2022 - Mar 18, 2023
2nd Floor, Neighborhoods Gallery
This exhibit looks at the historic neighborhood of Manhattan Heights, located in Central El Paso between Alabama Street and Memorial Park. Our installation highlights the development of the Manhattan Heights community through Crockett Elementary School, St. Albans Episcopal Church, Memorial Park, and more.
El Paso's Homegrown: World War II
Nov 20, 2021 - Aug 28, 2022
2nd Floor, Gallery C
“El Paso’s Homegrown: World War II”, is a new exhibit that explores the impact of World War II on the Borderland. Through a combination of our collection and community contributions, “El Paso’s Homegrown” covers Company E, the European and Pacific theatres of the war, the Bracero program, the home efforts of women, the contributions of Indigenous tribes, Japanese internment, and Tom Lea’s work as a war correspondent.
This exhibit is presented with support from the El Paso Museum of History Foundation, the Tom Lea Institute, the El Paso Museum of Art, and the Museums & Cultural Affairs Department.
Resilience: Remembering August 3rd
1st Floor, Lobby Gallery
This exhibition 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.