Current Exhibitions

50 Years of Loyalty: A Texas Western Fan Remembers the 1966 NCAA Basketball Championship. 

Joe Gomez exhibit

On display are original programs and other memorabilia, as well as commemorative items from the 50th and earlier anniversaries of the championship game.

The exhibit is located in the first floor lobby of the Museum, and can be viewed through the end of July.

Through a Child’s Eyes: Growing Up in El Paso 1880-1950

April 17, 2016 – July 10, 2016

Children on the border

Through a Child’s Eyes: Growing Up in El Paso 1880-1950 tells the engaging story of El Paso’s children during a period that saw the demographics of our city change to an increasingly youthful population.  Nationally, a greater emphasis was being put on the well-being of children. Using photographs from various archives as well as artifacts from individuals and the collection of the El Paso Museum of History, Through a Child’s Eyes invites visitors to learn about historic children while putting themselves into historical context. (We all have childhood in common, after all!) The exhibit provides older visitors the opportunity to reflect on their own lives while encouraging younger visitors to consider the lives of their parents and grandparents, contemplating what is different or the same.

Through a Child’s Eyes was created by students from the University of Texas at El Paso.  Graduate students taking the course, Introduction to Public History, provided historic research on the lives of children, complementing Dr. Yolanda Chávez Leyva’s publications on Mexican American children in El Paso.  Students in the Museum Studies class wrote the labels and provided other curatorial work under the direction of Daniel Carey-Whalen, Coordinator, Museum Studies and Public Culture.

Woman’s Club of El Paso: A vital force since 1894

May 7, 2016 – April 22, 2017

Womans Club of El Paso

The Woman’s Club of El Paso has been a vital force in our community for well over a century. Anchored in their historic clubhouse on Mesa St., the non-profit organization meets monthly to offer educational and cultural opportunities for the enjoyment of their members. The exhibit, created by the Between Design Firm, celebrates the 100th anniversary of the clubhouse and many of the organization’s achievements. It features several artifacts from the Woman’s Club’s private collection along with artifacts from the museum’s collection.

Neighborhoods and Shared Memories


Neighborhood and shared memories

Neighborhoods and Shared Memories is composed of cherished photographs, personal mementos and keepsakes from past and present residents of Chihuahuita and El Segundo Barrio. The exhibit is scheduled to feature a new set of neighborhoods every few years. It seeks to preserve, interpret, and increase an appreciation for neighborhood-based history.

The Changing Pass


The Changing Pass

A traditional, chronological journey through major events and influences that have shaped El Paso into the city we experience today. The cannon (foreground) is from the Mexican Revolution period, around 1910. The ox-cart was used to haul goods along the Camino Real (King's Road) reaching from Santa Fe, NM to Mexico City.
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