PRESERVING EL PASO HISTORY SINCE 1954

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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

Join us for a History of People and Places tour on the Streetcar in Downtown El Paso

Learn about historical locations and peoples on the Streetcar with the El Paso County Historical Society.

The tour is free, but you must RSVP in advance to attend this tour on July 14.

Thank you for your interest in this event unfortunately reservations have sold out. Please be on the lookout for another tour in August. Details will follow once this is scheduled with the City of El Paso.

We appreciate your continued support.

Learn how to support the society here: Support & Membership

Exhibit: Preserving Local History: El Paso County Historical Society 1953-1986.

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 […]

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The Lorenzen Family Collection: ‘How We Cook in El Paso;

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 […]

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Here’s how Texas women received right to vote and what role El Paso had

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 […]

Womens History Month

Our sponsors


  • WestStar Bank is a Borderplex bank serving El Paso, Las Cruces, and Northern Mexico and the sponsor for the 2020/2021 El Paso County Historical Society Hall of Honor.