With San Jacinto Park opening on April 16, the alligator will still be a part of the identity of our Placita. This is an undated photo of an alligator at the San Jacinto Alligator Pond. If you find this interesting and want to see more of theses photos, please call the El Paso County Historical […]
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Research books available at the Burges House Library
Here is a link to a list of some of the books available for research, or just browsing, at the Burges House, 603 W. Yandell. Stop by and see us Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or give us a call at 533-3603. Burges House book list
To Live and Drink in the Borderland, Part II
As many of you know, we hosted an event titled “To Live and Drink in the Borderland” back in September highlighting El Paso’s rich and varied history as it pertains to the brewing of beer. Because of the success of that event, we held Part II on St. Patrick’s Day. It was also a hit! Featured are some photos of the event.
Event: To Live and Drink in the Borderland
Celebrate St. Patrick’s day El Paso style with some beers, hot dogs, and a presentation on the history of beer in El Paso! Join us at 6:30 p.m., March 17th, at the historic Burges House, 603 W. Yandell. The event is free, donations are welcomed. BYOB. Food will be served!
El Paso History Day
Last week, UTEP hosted its 19th annual El Paso History Day, one of dozens of events held across the country that showcase middle and high school students’ historical research projects. This year a record number of participants entered in El Paso. El Paso County Historical Society President, Jim Fashing, and Corresponding Secretary, Robert Diaz, presented […]
March 5: “Presidents at the Pass: Presidential Visits to El Paso”
We’re happy to announce that we will be hosting an exhibit and holding a lecture by Judge William Moody here at the Burges House, 603 W. Yandell, at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 5, 2016, on U.S. presidential visits to El Paso. The event is free! Please join us, and learn about the Office of the […]
Holiday Open House
Our annual Holiday Open House, held the first Thursday in December, featured the famous Burges Family Eggnog. A great time was had by all, hope you join us in 2016.
Oct. 26: 4th Quarterly Meeting recap
October 26 Sunday at 5:00 pm: 4 th Quarterly meeting of the El Paso County Historical Society Keynote Speaker – Jason Bruemmer speaking on “How the Horses Shaped Civilization” At the Sunland Park Race Track (during Tom Lea Month) – in the Riley Room Admission is $20.00 dollars per person including dinner – Call 573-0048 […]
Hall of Honor Annual Banquet
November 2, Sunday at 6:00 pm: El Paso County Historical Society Hall of Honor annual Banquet At the El Paso Club downtown – Dinner will be served at 7:00 pm