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El Paso Museum of History Collects Voices of LGBTQIA+ Community with “VideoOut” Project

On Monday, City officials announced that the El Paso Museum of History (EPMH) will host “El Paso Story Sharing Day” this Wednesday.

“This event is about providing everyone with the opportunity to share their story,” said El Paso Museum of History Director Vladimir von Tsurikov.

“We are pleased to host El Paso Sharing Day, and welcome El Pasoans to be a part of the largest publicly accessible resource of coming-out stories anywhere in the world.”

As part of the VideoOut Project, crews will be at the EPMH from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., February 7.  The museum invites the public to be part of the event by signing up for a 30-minute slot to record their stories.

VideoOut partners with community organizations – such as the museum – to reach local the LGBTQIA + community and their friends to share their stories.

On their website, VideoOut shares that they are “committed to magnifying real voices, especially those most at risk….Harvey Milk said that coming out is the best way to destroy the lies and dispel the myths that surround the LGBTQIA+ community.”

The stories are archived in the VideoOut library where they will be freely accessible to the public as a resource for the local community and as a tool for advocacy.

To learn more about “El Paso Story Sharing Day” or to sign up for the event, visit the website.

Museum of History to Host Rockin’ Tykes Winter Celebrations Around the World

The El Paso Museum of History (EPMH) invites families to bring their children to sing, dance and play nostalgic childhood games this weekend.

EPMH is hosting the Rockin’ Tykes Winter Celebrations Around the World event on Saturday, December 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“We are so excited to have Rockin’ Tykes at the Museum of History. Partnering up with the EP International Music Foundation to bring in kids and their families into the Museum allows us to engage with children in new and interactive ways,” said EPHM Director Vladimir von Tsurikov.

“We invite community members to bring their kids and enjoy a fun-filled day at the Museum of History.”

The event, held in collaboration with the El Paso International Music Foundation, is an immersive music experience that offers engaging activities using various instruments, rhythm sticks, egg shakers, high impact movement, music and more. The program is geared towards children 18 months to 4 years accompanied by a parent or guardian.

The program Rockin’ Tykes is held monthly at various family-friendly community locations.

According to officials, Rockin’ Tykes highlights the “importance of parent and child play, as well as exposure and facilitation of peer interactions. The goal of the program is to make a positive impact in children’s overall development and well-being through the arts.”

The theme for December is Winter Celebrations Around the World highlighting cultural and holiday traditions from different parts of the globe.

Following the musical activities, children can participate in make-and-take holiday craft projects, and guests are welcome to explore museum galleries.

The El Paso International Music Foundation (EPIMF) is a new organization established to empower musicians from El Paso and neighboring cities Juarez and Las Cruces. Through education and advocacy, EPIMF promotes the local music scene, assists artists to achieve their career goals, and facilitates attainment of affordable health care services.

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