About Us

Since 1954 the El Paso County Historical Society has been the driving force of the historic scene of El Paso. EPCHS strives to foster research into the history of the El Paso area; share that history with the public; publish and encourage historical writing pertaining to the area; and develop public consciousness of our rich heritage.

We strive to fulfill our mission in the following ways:

  • Hosting and partnering with other organizations for events, most of which tend to be based around speakers, films, or exhibits.
  • Maintaining our headquarters, the Burges House, built in 1912. We are currently undergoing a fundraising campaign to help with the cost of repairs.
  • Maintaining an extensive collection of Southwest archives in the Jane Burges-Perrenot Research Center, including over 20,000 photos, thousands of historical documents, and scores of three-dimension items.

For more information on membership, please contact us at or by calling (915) 533-3603.

We offer memberships for individuals, families and businesses. Learn more visiting our Support and Membership page.