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 the area, and develop public consciousness of our rich heritage.

We strive to fulfill our mission in the following: by hosting and partnering with other organizations for events; maintaining our headquarters, the Burges House, built-in 1912; and 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of Southwest archives in the Jane Burges-Perrenot Research Center, including over 20,000 photos, thousands of historical documents, and scores of three-dimensional items.

Joseph  Longo, EPCHS Curator