CITY OF EL PASO OPERATIONAL HOURS:
Mon-Thurs, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. - Closed Fridays
People of the Sun
September 15, 2013 – September 07, 2014
Dutch anthropologist Herman Frederik Carel Ten Kate visited the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo in December, 1882, while he was engaged in fieldwork
among the American Indians. Like other early anthropologists, he collected both information and artifacts, many of which are now curated by the
Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde (National Museum of Ethnology) in Leiden, Netherlands. Four Tigua items are among this collection: a drum and drumstick,
a war shield, a rattle and the raw material for another rattle, and a pair of moccasins, all purchased from War Captain Bernardo Holguin.
Please join the El Paso Museum of History and the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo in welcoming back these artifacts, on loan for a period of one year from the Rijksmuseum.
They will be part of the new exhibit, People of the Sun, which introduces our visitors to the history and culture of the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo.
Up in Smoke: The Early Days of the El Paso Fire Department
As El Paso changed from a small adobe village to a railroad center built of brick and lumber, the possibility of disastrous fires dramatically increased.
Not until El Paso organized a volunteer fire department, with City funded equipment, could the community seriously consider building up and out.
The exhibit includes the El Paso Fire Department’s 1901 Steamer, Engine No. 2, and other early fire memorabilia.
Fifth Wall of Giants: UTEP Centennial Celebration, From Mines to Minds
In 2014, the University of Texas at El Paso celebrates its 100th birthday. Originally called the Texas School of Mines, it was founded in 1914 to educate mining engineers for the bi-national region surrounding El Paso’s smelters. We honor UTEP as an El Paso Giant for recognizing that every student deserves the opportunity to pursue his or her individual desires to learn. UTEP offers all residents of our border region an affordable education at what is rapidly becoming a first class research institution. UTEP is a Giant which will continue to grow in size and strength for, and with the help of, the El Paso community. Share the dream!
Neighborhoods and Shared Memories
Opening March 11, 2012
The Neighborhoods and Shared Memories exhibit is composed of cherished photographs, special mementos and keepsakes from past and present residents of Chihuahuita and El Segundo Barrio. Every two years, the exhibit will feature a new set of neighborhoods. The Neighborhoods exhibit seeks to preserve, interpret, and increase an appreciation for neighborhood-based history.
The Changing Pass
A traditional, chronological journey through the major events and influences that have shaped El Paso into the city we experience today.