DIGIE screens are being installed. A portion of our entry way will be closed off when you visit Wednesday - Sunday, but yes! - we are still open.

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How the Chinese put El Paso on the Map

Start Date: Mar 23, 2023
End Date: Mar 23, 2023
From: 5:30 PM - 12:00 AM

Free Event - Partnership with the Tom Lea Institute- Chinese workers, first of the Southern Pacific Railroad, followed by the Texas and Pacific and others, put El Paso on the map as the Second Transcontinental Railroad connection of the United States. Tom Lea commemorated The Arrival of the First Train in El Paso in 1956 with an intricately detailed pen & ink which is now in the collection of the El Paso Museum of History. The contributions of the Chinese who came to El Paso and made it their home add to the rich cultural heritage of the Valley at the Pass. Over the past 27 years, Anna Fahy has researched the rich history of the Chinese in the Borderlands. We invite you to participate in this discussion.

EL PASO MUSEUM OF HISTORY - 510 N Santa Fe St., El Paso, TX 79901


Part of the El Paso Museums & Cultural Affairs Family.