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Grant
Tom Lea Institute

2011
 
The Tom Lea Institute, with the support of their sponsors, provided the museum with a $500 grant for our participation in Tom Lea Month.  We organized and hosted five programs and an exhibit during Tom Lea Month, October 2011.  The museum thanks Adair Margo and the speakers who made presentations on October 2, 9 and 15: Jan Dreher, Nicholas P. Houser, and Phil Goodell, Ph.D.  We appreciate the opportunity to work with Elisa Barton and her studio art and art history students at Chapin High School.  The students presented their unique art work and Powerpoint presentations on Tom Lea at a museum presentation on October 16.  Our thanks also go to El Paso artist Lizzie Ochoa who led the Family Landscape Workshop for Tom Lea Month on October 23.  All of these individuals donated their time and skills to create a successful Tom Lea Month series at the museum of archaeology.
 
 
Grant
Humanities Texas and We the People
2011
 
The El Paso Museum of Archaeology recently received a We the People grant of $1,000 through Humanities Texas to support a speaker series for the current exhibit Settlement Legacy: Native Americans of the Pass of the North. We the People is an initiative designed by the National Endowment for the Humanities to strengthen the teaching, study, and understanding of American history and culture.
 
The following speaker series is free to the public and sign language interpretation is provided for the hearing impaired:
 
On March 12, 2011 at 2 pm, Nicholas P. Houser, guest curator, anthropologist and historian, spoke on the 400 years of history of the Tigua, Piro, Manso and Suma Indians of the El Paso region.
 
On April 2, 2011 at 2 pm, David L. Carmichael, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at University of Texas at El Paso, will speak on Mescalero Apache Origins and Migrations as reflected in place names.
 
On May 15, 2011 at 2 pm, Dr. Mario Garza, co-founder of the Indigenous Cultures Institute, will speak on the Coahuiltecans: The Struggle for Legitimacy in the Hispanic World.
 
 
Grant
Franklin Mountains Rotary Club and Rotary District 5520
2010
 
In honor of Texas Archaeology Month, October 2010, the Franklin Mountains Rotary Club and Rotary District 5520 have provided $1,300 in grant funds to support Ancient Traditions, Modern Expressions, an exhibit of Santa Clara Pueblo artist Jody Folwell’s pottery and photographs illustrating her pottery and her Naranjo family members; it will be on view from October 2 through October 24, 2010. The grant also supports Ms. Folwell’s free demonstration and interpretive talk about traditional and contemporary pueblo pottery-making techniques from 9 am to 3 pm on Saturday October 2nd in the museum’s auditorium.
 
 
Support
El Paso Archaeological Society
2010
 
Development of the exhibit Ancient Traditions, Modern Expressions (October 2 through October 24, 2010) and the interpretive talk and demonstration by Jody Folwell on October 2nd from 9 am to 3 pm are courtesy of the El Paso Archaeological Society, David Legare, and Lora Jackson.
 
 
Grants
Humanities Texas
2010
  1. A $789 grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, supports, in part, the photo-text panel exhibit Unknown México which provides a panorama of the ancient and contemporary cultures of West México; it will be on view through September 12, 2010. It also funds the August 15th, 2 pm screening of the 30-minute film Huichol Sacred Pilgrimage to Wirikuta and the September 12, 2 pm lecture-presentation Carl Lumholtz: Norwegian Explorer in North and West México by Dr. R. Ben Brown.
  2. A $1,079 grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, supported, in part, the lecture by Dr. James D. Nason, Will the Real Kennewick Man Please Stand Up on April 17, 2010 and translation of the Kennewick Man on Trial exhibit text.
 
 
Grant
Franklin Mountains Rotary Club and Rotary District 5520
2009
The El Paso Museum of Archaeology is the grateful recipient of a $1,625 grant from the Franklin Mountains Rotary Club to underwrite sixty-three new plant identification signs and forty-two upgraded trail signs for the Chihuahuan Desert Gardens nature trails and paths on the museum’s grounds. The new plant signs will feature the scientific plant names in Latin and the Spanish and English common names for the plants. The upgraded trail signs will also be in English and Spanish.

Eagle Scout candidate Wesley Perez and his Troop #682 provided the labor to remove the old signs and install the new ones. Wesley raised $178 on his own to fund additional signs. Local companies manufacturing the signs are Art Center Signs on East Yandell and GSG Signs on McCutcheon Lane.

The sign project is part of a larger effort by the museum to expand its outdoor education offerings and improve the visitor experience.
 
 
Monetary Donations
If you are interested in supporting the El Paso Museum of Archaeology and wish to make a Tax Deductible Contribution please contact Rosie Enriquez at (915) 755-4332, EnriquezRX@elpasotexas.gov, or write to 4301 Transmountain Road, El Paso, TX 79924.
 
 
Object Donations
The museum’s collections primarily consists of prehistoric and contemporary American Indian artifacts of El Paso, the Southwest United States and Northern Mexico. If you have an object or collection of objects that you would be interested in donating to the museum please contact Museum Staff at (915) 755-4332 or write to 4301 Transmountain Road, El Paso, TX 79924.
 
 


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