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 articles pertaining to the area.
Our Archives include photos, journals, documents, books and more. Learn more
Need to get a holiday gift for someone? Check out these greeting cards with historic images of El Paso.More →
Among the individuals to enter the Hall of Honor is Raymond L. Telles, Jr., Belle Christie Critchett, Lillian W. Crouch, Charles N. Bassett, Patricia Worthington, and Richard Worthington.More →
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EL PASO, Texas – The El Paso County Historical Society will induct six El Pasoans into the El Paso Hall of Honor on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2023 at 3 pm at the El Paso Country Club.More →
Preserving Local History: El Paso County Historical Society 1953-1986. 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 […]
By Joseph Longo This copy of the 1926 cookbook “How We Cook in El Paso” is part of the Lorenzen Family Collection. It belonged to Ada Lane Lorenzen, who was an active civic leader and served as president of the El Paso Woman’s Club. She was also a charter member of the El Paso County […]
Article 1, Section 4 of the Constitution of the United States of America says that the “…Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each State by the Legislature thereof: but the Congress may at any time by Law make or alter such Regulations…” Amendment X strengthens state control […]