Love history? The El Paso Museum of History invites you to check out their exhibit, Changing Pass: People, Land & Memory. Changing Pass, the permanent installation at El Paso Museum of History marks a new chapter for the institution. While Changing Pass is not technically a new exhibit for the museum, the approach to its curation and narrative is reflective of EPMH’s new direction and leadership. Check it out for yourself this Tuesday, March 10th.
For many, Changing Pass is their first introduction to El Paso history. The exhibit serves as a learning tool for classrooms and organizations throughout the area as well as an attraction for those visiting from out of town. In its new location on the first-floor gallery, Changing Pass immediately greets visitors who walk through the door, inviting them to explore and reconsider what the borderlands are all about. Covering more than 400 years of El Paso del Norte region history, Changing Pass begins with early Indigenous settlers and concludes with ASARCO in the 20th century.
As visitors move through different exhibits, they are invited to explore how the El Paso del Norte area, along both sides of the Mexico-United States border, has been defined not only by the unique Chihuahuan desert but by the different groups, countries, and empires who sought to control it. New artifacts, interactive displays, and text panels encourage guests to examine how El Paso’s political, economic, social, environmental, cultural, and religious past has evolved across centuries.
The El Paso Museum of History is one of three City-operated museums. The El Paso Museum of History was established in 1974 as the Cavalry Museum, but quickly served a scope and purpose beyond its title and began to function as a local history museum. Best of all, the museum is free and open to the public!
Don’t forget to stop by the El Paso Museum of History to see the new and improved exhibit Changing Pass: People, Land & Memory! Admission is free. For additional information, please call (915) 212-0320 or visit www.history.elpasotexas.gov.
At Sonoma Palms Apartments in Las Cruces, New Mexico, it is clear that we have it all, but we still feel obliged to inform you of all the events our community has scheduled. Please feel free to join in all of the fun during this premier event!
Tuesday, March 10, 2020—9:00 AM
Event Venue Location:
El Paso Museum of History
510 North Santa Fe Street
El Paso, Texas 79901