Author: EPCHS

A Thanksgiving Menu

From  a Loose-leaf notebook with handwritten notes on nutrition, foods, and recipes  that belonged to Helen O’Shea Keleher.1918-1920 Oyster Soup   Celery Roast turkey  Mashed potatoes Crisp chicken Salted almond Cranberry jelly  Onions with cream Chicken Pie Fruit Pudding Cream Sauce Mince and Apple pie Ice Cream Fruit, Nuts, Resins, Bon Bon, Fancy Cake Café Noir […]


Honoring Leon Claire Metz 1930-2020

The El Paso County Historical Society would like to express our condolences to the family, friends, and many fans of Leon Claire Metz who passed away Sunday, November 15, 2020. Leon was a past-president of the Society and well-loved and respected, not only by the Society but in the community that he chose to make […]


Weddings at the Burges House.

Brides of the Burges House (excerpt from the Brides of the Burges House by former EPCHS President, Carolyn Beck.) The Burges House, home of four generations of the Burges family, has been the setting for more than twenty weddings and receptions for family and friends during the years of 1923 through 1977. The first bride […]

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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”

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 […]

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