El Paso Museum of History to celebrate “National Day of the Cowboy” Saturday

The Museum of History has partnered with organizations and businesses from around El Paso to celebrate “National Day of the Cowboy” at Cleveland Square Park.

“Cowboys are such a universal symbol of the West in the United States,” said El Paso Museum of History Director Dr. Vladimir von Tsurikov. “Many people grow up watching westerns—but there’s more to cowboys than gunfights and creaky saloons. The vaqueros, the ranchers, and even the animals are all part of what makes the ‘old West’ such a captivating era. What better way to bring together different groups from the community and get kids excited about history?”

During the celebration, which will run from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 27, the museum will host an afternoon filled with hands-on activities, giveaways, and history that are fun for visitors of all ages.

The “National Day of the Cowboy” is free and open to the public, and guests are encouraged to visit each booth for the full cowboy experience.

Additionally, visitors can take a break from the heat and head inside the Museum to enjoy two recently opened exhibitions: Changing Pass: People, Land, Memory; and Bases Loaded: El Paso and Beyond.

Free parking will be available at the Glory Road Transit Center during the event, and visitors can ride the streetcar to downtown for free.