In March, 1954, at the urging of Cleofas Calleros, the Women’s Department of the Chamber of Commerce undertook the project of creating an El Paso Historical Society.

Since that time we have collected items pertaining to the history of El Paso and have published a quarterly publication, “Password” with historical article pertaining to the area.

Our Archives include photos, journals, documents, books and more. Learn more


El Paso High School

Here is a sampling of photos from our archives of El Paso High School as it celebrates it’s centennial this year.

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San Jacinto Plaza

As El Paso waits patiently for the completion of construction on San Jacinto Plaza, known to generations of El Pasoans as “La Plaza de los Lagartos,” or Alligator Park, here is a collection of photos of the Plaza from our archives.

Plan A Visit

El Paso County Historical Society is a private, non-for-profit organization.

We depend on the voluntary support of our members and visitors. We ask those visiting our museum to make a donation. Your support helps us to remain open and continue our work.

Winter Hours

Monday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

To schedule visit e-mail: or call: (915) 533-3603.

Support & Membership

If you are interested in learning about, preserving and promoting the history of El Paso, then you owe it to yourself to become a member of the El Paso County Historical Society.

As a member, you can utilize the research facility at Burges House, as well as reserve the historical site for business / personal events and parties.

You can also volunteer with EPCHS and / or other community affiliates to expand the beneficial influence of our local history.

Learn more about our support and membership opportunities here.