El Paso Museum of History Opens New World War II Exhibition
The El Paso Museum of History (EPMH) invites the community to explore its new exhibition, El Paso’s Homegrown: World War II, that opens to the public with a special reception at 6 p.m. on Saturday, November 20.
The exhibition highlights El Paso’s contribution to World War II. The focus of the exhibit is the Bracero Program, the Men of Company E, the home effort that discovers women entering the workforce, Tom Lea and his work as a war correspondent, contributions of Indigenous tribes, Japanese internment, and both fronts of the war from Europe and the Pacific.
“EPMH is looking forward to opening El Paso’s Homegrown: World War II to share and amplify border narratives about the people who lived through, contributed to the War effort through work on the home front or made the ultimate sacrifice,” said El Paso Museum of History Director Erica Marin. “We want to honor those voices and be that space that makes room for them.”
The El Paso’s Homegrown: World War II exhibit will run until August 2022.
The exhibit is made possible with support from the El Paso Museum of History Foundation, Tom Lea Institute, El Paso Museum of Art and the Museum & Cultural Affairs Department.