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Annie Jane Berry: An El Paso Suffragist.

Annie Jane Berry died in El Paso in 1925 at her home at 411 S. Kansas St. She ran a saloon in the 1890s in the tenderloin district. She was a cook at the city jail. Annie was active and was considered a leader in the El Paso African-American community. She was a contact person […]

Here’s how Texas women received right to vote and what role El Paso had

Article 1, Section 4 of the Constitution of the United States of America says that the “…Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each State by the Legislature thereof: but the Congress may at any time by Law make or alter such Regulations…”  Amendment X strengthens state control […]

Password LXIV, 2020

Password Volume LXIV, Number 1-4 from 2020 Volume LXIV, No. 1, Spring 2020 Ralph Peer’s “El Paso Session” of 1929: The Cowgirl and Cowboy Auditions and the Recordings for Victor Records by Bob Chessey “Message in a Bottle: A Note about “Hard Times” in El Paso in 1894 by Mark Cioc-Ortega Volume LXIV No. 2, […]

2020 Hall of Honor Update

Fellow El Pasoans, As you know, COVID-19 has forced us to reevaluate much of this year’s programming and events. We are taking precautions to protect you and our volunteers. As such, we have decided to postpone the 2020 Hall of Honor banquet. Nevertheless, we will still select four honorees and celebrate them in person at […]


Women as Agents of Social Change: El Paso’s Social Housekeepers, 1886-1930

Women as Agents of Social Change: El Paso’s Social Housekeepers, 1886-1930 Red Cross women organizing for a magazine drive during World War I.      (Image located in El Paso County Historical Society archives) 2020  EPCHS Women’s History Exhibit During the late 19th century and early 20th century, El Paso women found their public and […]


Hague Collection: The Century Cookbook

Hague Collection: The Century Cookbook One of the early recipe books that the El Paso County Historical Society has in its archive is the Century Cookbook by Mary Ronald. It was first published in 1895 in England. This book is considered by scholars to be culturally significant to American Culinary history. The cookbook was republished […]

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We are Digitally Open!

Dear El Paso County Historical Society Members and Supporters: We are pleased to announce that we are digitally open! We welcome your research requests and questions via email and through Facebook.We will also be checking telephone messages regularly. Please be patient as we work in different ways to fulfill your requests. In addition, we remain active […]


2020 Hall of Honor Nominations

The El Paso County Historical Society is currently accepting nominations for inductees to the 2020  Hall of Honor.  A maximum of two living and two deceased persons will be remembered and honored at the Society’s annual banquet. Nominees should be considered outstanding men or women of character, vision, courage, and creative spirit. These individuals must […]


Remembering COVID-19 in El Paso

Greetings: We hope you and your loved ones are doing well. We are gathering El Pasoans’ accounts of their COVID-19 pandemic experiences and we need your help. We are asking you to share your stories with us so that this information can be preserved for future generations. Your stories can be hand-written or typed and […]

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