Event-Anita Blair: El Paso Legend, May 21

Coming up this month we will be hosting a very interesting talk and exhibit by local historian Joseph Longo about a force of nature in El Paso: Anita Blair. Anita was the first El Paso woman elected to the Texas Legislature and the first blind woman to be elected to office in the United States. Though she became blind at an early age, she pushed forward, caring for her sick mother, graduating from college, and traveling the country as a freelance safety lecturer. The story of Anita Blair is about an El Pasoan who, despite immense hardship, served her community proudly and honorably.

 This talk and exhibit will be held at the Burges House on May 21, 2016 at 10 a.m. The event is free, and light refreshments will be served.

 anita blair photo

Please join us for this fun and informative event! You can RSVP by responding to this email or by calling us at 915-533-3603.



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