The El Paso Museum of Archaeology (EPMArch) first opened its doors on October 12, 1977 during the administration of Mayor Don Henderson. To celebrate, the museum will host a family day on Sunday, October 15, 2017, from 12– 4 p.m.
The afternoon will be filled with archery, Tigua and Mexican Folk dance performances, films, hands-on activities, food truck vendors and more. Admission to the celebration is free, and parking is available at the National Border Patrol Museum next door.
Over the past four decades the Museum has provided exhibitions, educational programs, and public events to the El Paso community and has been visited by an estimated 1,200,000 patrons. Today the Museum cares for 4,500 objects in its permanent collection, of which 600 are on display at any given time.
Tours and educational programs are provided for over 3,000 school children each year who learn about 12,000 years of prehistory in the El Paso region. The Museum continues to offer a vigorous line up of lectures, camps, classes, exhibitions, festivals, and archaeological conferences, promoting greater cultural awareness and appreciation for Native American cultures and traditions.
Nearly a mile of nature trails also offer visitors a chance to see and learn about over 200 native plant and animal species against the backdrop of our beautiful mountains. EPMArch currently serves 26,000 visitors per year.
For more information call 915-755-4332