QUALITY OF LIFE
El Paso Museum of History Prepares to Host Farah Manufacturing Exhibit
as El Paso’s next Wall of Giants
May 21 – November 21, 2010
Farah Manufacturing Company was honored May 21, 2010, with an employee reunion and exhibit presented by the El Paso History Museum as the second exhibit in the series, Awakening Our Giants and Celebrating Our Firsts, Don Haskins and the Team from Glory Road being the first. The theme of the El Paso’s Wall of Giants and accompanying displays is to honor local GIANTS that have made a significant impact on El Paso history and their prominence crossed over City’s and Borderland’s boundaries.
Mansour Farah started the company as the Farah Shirt Manufacturing Company in 1920, soon becoming a giant in the U.S. men’s apparel industry. In addition to the exhibit and reunion, the UTEP Oral History Department is collaborating with the Museum inviting former Farah employees, customers, and suppliers to share their memories. At its peak employment level, there were 10,000 people working in El Paso, other Southwest cities, and several overseas locations. For many years in the 1970s and 1980s, Farah was El Paso’s largest civilian employer.
You may visit the Museum website at www.elpasotexas.gov/history through May 27 and send your story via the internet. Click on the Farah link at the top of the page. After May 27, you may contact Ms. Christine Navarro at UTEP’s Oral History Department, (915) 747-7052.
El Paso Museum of History
510 N. Santa Fe
El Paso, TX 79901
The El Paso Museum of History exists for the educational benefit of the community and visitors. It promotes the understanding and significance of the rich multicultural and multinational history of the border region known as the Pass of the North.