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.
Hubble: The Space Telescope
Oct 1, 2022 - Jan 28, 2023
2nd Floor, Gallery C
The Hubble Traveling Exhibit is a 2,200-square-foot exhibit that immerses visitors in the magnificence and mystery of the Hubble mission and introduces the James Webb Space Telescope. The exhibit features a scale model of the Hubble Space Telescope as well as several “satellite” units that not only provide viewers with a hands-on experience with the same technology that allows Hubble to gaze at distant galaxies, but also feature Hubble's contributions to the exploration of planets, stars, galaxies and the universe. Exhibit viewers will learn of the various instruments aboard the telescope and the role that each of them plays in providing exciting new images and discoveries. Observers will also get a glimpse into the various hurdles that Hubble has faced in its career and the role that astronauts have played in repairing and servicing the satellite. The exhibit contains images and data taken by Hubble of planets, galaxies, regions around black holes and many other fascinating cosmic entities that have captivated the minds of scientists for centuries. Experience the life and history of the Hubble Space Telescope through this interactive and stunning exhibit!
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.