Through a Child’s Eyes: Growing Up in El Paso 1880-1950
April 17, 2016 – July 10, 2016
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
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
The Changing Pass