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Neighborhoods & Shared Memories: Rio Grande to Franklin Heights

Jun 20, 2024 - May 20, 2025

"Neighborhoods & Shared Memories: Rio Grande to Franklin Heights" will showcase the extensive history of the Rio Grande district leading to its neighboring area, Franklin Heights.This new exhibition will highlight the development of the neighborhoods in Central El Paso from the 1910s through the 1930s and will examine topics such as architecture, places of worship, education, working class histories, and waves of gentrification. It will also feature historical figures such as Maestro Abraham Chavez Jr., Judge Burges, Judge Howe, the Lea Family and the Turney Family.

This exhibit is part of an ongoing series that features historic neighborhoods throughout El Paso focusing on race, class, and gender. Previously exhibited neighborhoods include Chihuahuita, Segundo Barrio, Sunset Heights, Manhattan Heights and South Central. “Rio Grande to Franklin Heights” will be on display through May 2025.



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