To show their appreciation of the El Paso community, residents are invited to carry on the Burges family tradition by joining the El Paso County Historical Society for their annual Holiday Open House on Thursday, December 5 from 5:00 to 9:00 pm.
Finger foods and desserts from recipes dating back to the nineteenth century will be served, along with a variety of beverages including the famous Burges eggnog.
The Burges house, which was built in 1912, has always been a place of hospitality and warmth. In fact, the Holiday Open House had been a tradition among the Burges family since the early twentieth century.
Members of the El Paso County Historical Society have maintained the tradition since 1986, the year in which Jane Burges Perrenot bequeathed the house to the Society. It is truly part of El Paso’s history.
The El Paso County Historical Society (EPCHS) was founded in 1954 by residents concerned with protecting El Paso’s historical and cultural heritage.
To this day, the Society works to preserve, protect, and share El Paso’s history with the public.
“We are a nonprofit education and research center located in the Burges House in Sunset Heights and we rely almost entirely on the generosity of community members to preserve our archives which include over 25,000 historical photos, documents, maps, books, and artifacts pertaining to El Paso’s past dating back to the nineteenth century,” El Paso County Historical Society officials shared.
This event is free and open to the public, and, as the Burges family used to say, “Once invited, always invited.”