The El Paso Museum of History is recognizing the significant role that the Women’s Club of El Paso plays in our community by honoring the organization in this year’s Wall of Giants exhibit that opens on Sunday, May 8, at the Museum of History.
The Wall of Giants is an annual project of the El Paso Museum of History, which honors a person, entity, location, or event that has had an ongoing impact on the city. The honoree is chosen by a community group called the Circle of Giants. The exhibit features a large graphics wall honoring the icon and includes a timeline.
The Woman’s Club of El Paso has been a dynamic force in our community for more than a century. As the association celebrates the 100th anniversary of its clubhouse, the museum took this opportunity to recognize the organization in a full-scale exhibition.
This display will include furnishings and memorabilia on loan from the Women’s Club, historic clothing and other artifacts from the Museum’s collections, as well as a section featuring women’s history in El Paso. The items on display will change every few months throughout its year-long stay.
“The Women’s Club of El Paso was responsible for many firsts in Texas and in El Paso including founding the first library, first free public kindergarten and the first hospital. We are honored to showcase this organization’s achievements,” said Interim Director of the El Paso Museum of History Ben Fyffe.
The exhibit is free and open to the public starting May 8 through April 22, 2017.