Month: September 2017

Wilsie Rinker family

Risinger Photo Studio photos

This is a collection of photos donated to the Historical Society by the granddaughter of former Police Chief and photo studio owner Risinger. If you can identify any of the people in these photos please contact us at or by calling 915-533-3603.

57th Annual Hall of Honor Recipients

The El Paso County Historical Society is pleased to announce its selections for the 57th Hall of Honor. This year’s honorees are: Alex and Patti Apostolides, Former Mayor Don Henderson, James Peak, and Former Mayor Bert Williams. The event will be held Sunday, November 5, 2017, at the El Paso Country Club, 5000 Country Club Pl, El […]


El Paso County Historical Society Statement on Union Plaza Neighborhood

September 15, 2017 The El Paso County Historical Society (EPCHS) was founded in 1954 by residents concerned with protecting El Paso’s historical and cultural heritage. Today, the Society works to preserve, protect, and share El Paso’s history with the public. It is for this reason that we release the following statement regarding the events taking […]


The First Lady of the White House Department Store: Deane Miller

The First Lady of the Whitehouse Department Store : Deane Miller Dr.  Willard Schuessler, Deane Miller and George Broderson of the Sun Carnival Association. Photo is courtesy of the El Paso Historical Society. Deane Miller and her husband, Richard, founded the Velvet Door’s Beauty Salon and Cosmetics Distributors in 1968. Miller served as president and had […]