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Full Speed Ahead: El Paso's Streetcars


The El Paso Museum of History joins with the rest of the City in greeting the 2018 return of the electric streetcar.  After a 44 year hiatus, El Paso’s venerable P.C.C. cars will again carry passengers.  For those of us who have never seen a working streetcar, the exhibit Full Speed Ahead: El Paso Streetcar provides information on what the experience will be like, how the streetcars are restored, and what will happen behind the scenes at the new streetcar barn.  El Paso embraced public transportation in the form of mule cars in 1882, and made the leap to electric cars in 1902.  Photographs and memorabilia provided in the exhibit show just how much the streetcars drove the growth of our home town.

Sponsored by:
El Paso Electric Company
El Paso Museum of History Foundation
MCAD
Sunmetro
Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority


What We Brought

The El Paso Museum of History tells the story of our region, but many of the artifacts in its collection did not originate from this area. Instead, these items reflect the background of the individuals who choose to move to El Paso.

What We Brought is an artifact rich, hands-on exhibit that explores the process of how people select items to bring with them when they move. It asks the visitor to reflect on:

* How people and goods were transported to our region
* What was essential for the trip
* What was useful or nice to have
* What had to be brought for sentimental reasons
* What was of interest to folks who just passed through El Paso

The exhibit includes a street map puzzle, trunk, and saddlebags ready to pack. Come on in and share with us the story of how you came to be in El Paso!



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.

To view more information on this exhibit please visit; History Embedded in Neighborhoods



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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