The El Paso Museum of History hosts five galleries in which the culture and rich history of El Paso are explored. The first floor provides gallery space for traveling and local exhibits celebrating El Paso's various cultural entities. Our Heritage Hallway provides insight into local and regional interests.
On our second floor you discover two permanent exhibits. One is dedicated to El Paso's first annexed neighborhoods, Chihuahuita and Segundo Barrio. The exhibit, Neighborhoods and Shared Memories, has proved to be an emotional journey into the past for many El Paso families. Its vibrant color scheme, family photos, oral histories, gigantic graphics and historic timeline featured on the high-tech spin browser captivate audiences of all ages.
The second floor also invites you to experience the Wall of Giants. This annual 1,100 sq. ft. display area honors an icon of El Paso history. Our first honorees were the 1966 National Basketball Championship team, now known as the Team from Glory Road. Former Texas Western College coach Don Haskins was the first coach in basketball history to choose five black players as a starting lineup defeating the legendary University of Kentucky. Our second permanent exhibit is, The Changing Pass. Here you will examine El Paso in its earliest stages of development. An ox-cart from the days of the Camino Real (the King’s Road) that stretched from Mexico City to Santa Fe is on dispaly. The exhibit pays tribute to several early,influential people, families and businesses along the way. The Mission Valley, the Mexican Revolution, changing plant life, and the arrival of the railroads is also explored.
As you can see, there is a lot to see and learn at the El Paso Museum of History. Enjoy!