Here’s a look at the virtual history events happening in the month of August.
From “Jane Burges Perrenot July 19th 1900-June 18th,” 1986, by Greg Pine During her long life as an El Pasoan, Mrs. Perrenot dedicated much of her time and treasure to the betterment of her beloved El Paso. She was a charter member of the Junior Service League, now the Junior League, and served as president […]
El Paso County Historical Society begins a series of discussions with dinner and talk on July 23, tickets are limited
UPDATE: Ticket sales are now closed. El Paso is a true melting pot. Over 400 years, many different people from different ethnicities have called The Pass of the North their home.
Did you miss any of the Women’s History Month posts? Here’s a look at what you may have missed and other posts celebrating women’s accomplishments in El Paso.
Mabel Welch: Pioneer Woman Architect Mabel Clair Welch was born on November 8, 1890, on her grandfather’s plantation near Longtown, Panola County, Mississippi. In 1899, Mabel’s father, Martin Luther Vanderburg, Junior, decided to move his family to Northeast Texas With their neighbors, the Blackburns and the McBeths, the Vanderburgs departed Mississippi for Texas in covered […]
UPDATE March 24, 2021: The El Paso County Historical Society is open by appointment only.
Judy Zarate, a member of the Laguna Pueblo, served in local and national roles in the Women’s Political Caucus, becoming a leader of the caucus in the 1980s. This mother of three and member of Leadership Texas was twice local chair of EPWPC and served on the board for nine years. In 1986, Zarate served […]
Anne Holder, a UTEP-trained sociologist, educator, and early activist in the El Paso Woman Political Caucus, was named Feminist of the Year in 1976 at their Women’s Equality Day (WED) fundraising banquet. Her obituary in the El Paso Times in February of 2017 described her “as a woman of passion and burning rhetoric.”A key player […]
When Nazi Wives Came to El Paso by Jonna Perrillo Boarding a Pullman train car in 1947 that would take her and her children from New York City to El Paso, Texas, Ursula Haukohl noticed that her last name was misspelled on her ticket. Yet when she mentioned this to one of the railway workers […]
Jaxon’s, Ashley’s Gardens, and Bill Parks BBQ are all lost, but not forgotten, restaurants of El Paso. Learn the history of these restaurants, complete with pictures and menus, in the El Paso County Historical Society’s new book, “Lost Restaurants of El Paso.” From El Paso’s earliest days, the mix of travelers who have moved through […]