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Texas State Historical Association Annual Meeting to be held in El Paso March 2-4, 2023

The Texas State Historical Association 127th Annual Meeting will take place in El Paso, Texas from March 2-4, 2023.

The meeting is one of the largest gatherings for Texas history enthusiasts in the state.

“More than 700 people regularly attend the meeting and another 170,000 TSHA members and constituents are reached through email and social and traditional media about the event,” according to a TSHA press release.

“In addition to speakers and panels, the conference includes eight banquets and receptions, at least one tour, and additional special events that enable attendees to engage with El Paso’s unique history and culture.”

El Paso was host to TSHA’s 2003 and 2011 Annual Meetings.

“We are eager to connect once again with fellow historians of West Texas and the Borderplex region,” TSHA said in a press release.

Society hours during TSHA 127th Annual Meeting 

  • Wednesday, March 1: 4 p.m.-7 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 2: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Friday, March 3: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 4: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where can I register the Texas State Historical Association Annual Meeting?

Online registration for the event is now closed. You may register in person on Thursday and Friday at the El Paso Convention center at 7:30 a.m. MT.

There are a limited number of event tickets available.

For more information contact Angel Baldree at

Where is the TSHA Annual Meeting?

The events will primarily take place at the Paso Del Norte Hotel and the Judson F. Williams Convention Center.

There will also be off site events.

TSHA Annual Meeting program schedule:

There are a wide variety of events and panels during this year’s convention.

Check out the full schedule:

2023 Film Preview Sessions:

Several documentary films and a record session are available to preview before the event.

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Texas State Historical Association:

“To foster the appreciation, understanding, and teaching of the rich and unique history of Texas and, by example and through programs and activities, encourage and promote research, preservation, and publication of historical material affecting the state of Texas.”

TSHA Mission statement

“Founded as a private, nonprofit educational organization on March 2, 1897, and housed at the University of Texas at Austin, Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) is reinforced by more than one hundred years of scholarship. Its mission is to further the appreciation, understanding, and teaching of the rich and unique history of Texas through research, writing, publication, and educational programs. For more information, please visit”

TSHA Press Release

Other events this week:

UTEP to hose Community Conversation on the Legacy of Indigenous Slavery

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.