The El Paso Museum of History (EPMH) invites the community to explore its newest exhibition, Lucha Libre: Stories from the Ring.
Museum officials share that the exhibit opening will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 26.
The opening will feature luchadores from EP Heroes Lucha Libre, a live DJ set with Rodriga Rockmore and refreshments. The free, family-friendly, event is open to the public.
The exhibition tells the history of Lucha Libre, its connections to the border region, and the stories that have come from the sport. Lucha Libre: Stories from the Ring, El Paso edition, will showcase stories, sponsors and memorabilia all related to local Lucha Libre history.
“We want to continue our mission by providing exhibits and programs that encourage audiences to explore the variety of human experiences,” said El Paso Museum of History Director Erica Marin. “Lucha Libre is another expression of popular culture that people of all ages can relate to, and its history can be traced as far back as a century. The museum looks forward to amplifying these stories that resonate with our border region.”
The Museum of History has partnered with the City of Las Cruces Museums to bring the exhibition to El Paso. The original exhibition opened at the Branigan Cultural Center in Las Cruces, New Mexico, in the spring of 2020, but it had to be cut short because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Face coverings are required while visiting the El Paso Museum of History. The exhibition will remain on display at the museum through March 2022.