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El Paso Museum of History Explores Historical El Paso Through a Child’s Eyes

The El Paso Museum of History invites the public to learn about El Paso children with the opening of the exhibit Through a Child’s Eyes: Growing up in El Paso (1880-1950) from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 17, at the Museum of History located at 510 N. Santa Fe.

Through a Child’s Eyes: Growing Up in El Paso (1880 – 1950) will explore what life was like for children in El Paso during a time when the city shifted to a more youthful population and there was an increasing awareness nationally about the well-being of children.

Using archival photographs, as well as artifacts from individuals and the museum’s collection, the museum invites visitors to learn about historic children while putting themselves into historical context.

Through a Child’s Eyes was created by students from the University of Texas at El Paso. Graduate students taking a Public History course provided historic research on the lives of children, and students in the Museum Studies class helped develop the exhibition.

The museum will have free crafts and activities, as well as a maypole dance demonstration. Visitors can also watch theater style presentations of oral histories.

The exhibit is free and will be open through July 10, 2016.

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