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Lunar New Year celebration set for El Paso Museum of History

This Saturday, the El Paso Museum of History (EPMH) along with with Pho Tre Bien Vietnamese Cuisine, will host a Lunar New Year celebration.

The new year event will run from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, January 25, at the museum.

“The educational, family-friendly event will give visitors a chance to learn how different El Paso communities celebrate the Lunar New Year,” museum officials shared Tuesday.

The free event will include performances, an altar, and giveaways. In addition, lion dancers, fan dancers, Chinese opera, and storytelling will be featured on stage.

“Visitors will also be able to enjoy hands-on crafts stations where they can make dragon masks, paper lanterns, calligraphy, and more,” museum officials added.

Other organizations contributing to the event include the El Paso Public Library, the Ai-Hwa Chinese School, the Confucius Institute at New Mexico State University, the Centennial Museum, and United Way of El Paso.

The Lunar New Year celebration is free and open to the public. For more information, call the El Paso Museum of History at (915) 212-0320 or visit the museum’s website.

Museum of History celebrates Downtown Culture with new photography exhibit

The El Paso Museum of History (EPMH) invites the public to view and celebrate the opening of a new exhibition, Pasos Urbanos: A Photographic Narrative of the Borderlands Downtown Culture.

“Downtown El Paso is currently experiencing a renaissance that reflects border culture through new development initiatives not only rooted in economic growth but also the arts and culture sector,” said EPMH Director Dr. Vladimir von Tsurikov. “To capture these elements through photography is important to our history and gives the community an opportunity to witness history as it is being made.”

Pasos Urbanos is composed of selected images from local photographers over the age of 18, currently residing within 150 miles of Downtown El Paso, including Ciudad Juarez.

Earlier in August, EPMH put out a call for photography, asking applicants to capture the vibrant culture and new developments that make downtown an exciting, dynamic space.

The binational component is meant to strengthen the relationship between the two sister cities, celebrating a shared past, present, and future.

Nearly 500 images were submitted representing downtown culture. Of the 98 photographers who submitted their work, 48 will have their images featured in Pasos Urbanos, with 54 photographs chosen. A panel of community art administrators and two notable photographers from El Paso and Juarez selected the photographs.

The Pasos Urbanos photography exhibit opens this Thursday, November 14 at 5:30 p.m. and will be on display through April 12, 2020.

The public is invited to attend a free opening reception on November 14. For more information, call the El Paso Museum of History at (915) 212-3159.

‘Bases Loaded’ Exhibit set to open at Museum of History July 11th

The El Paso Museum of History (EPMH) invites the public to celebrate the opening of its newest exhibition, Bases Loaded: El Paso and Beyond.

“Baseball, like apple pie, is one of those ideas that is inseparable from the idea of America,” said El Paso Museum of History Director Dr. Vladimir von Tsurikov. “Here at the Museum, we’re excited to take that national mythos and examine it from the unique El Paso perspective.”

The exhibit, which opens at 6:30 p.m., July 11., celebrates the local and national history of baseball starting with its pre-Civil War origins to the Chihuahuas arriving in El Paso.

In addition to tracing the evolution of baseball’s legacy as a national pastime, the exhibit also highlights baseball’s intersections with race, like the sport’s role in Mexico and key events in breaking the color barrier.

“As visitors move through the exhibit, they are invited to explore how different groups across the United States have shaped baseball’s beginnings, rise, and continued popularity,” museum officials shared. “Interactive displays, like a walkable baseball diamond and Chihuahuas fan photo booth, transform the space into an immersive historical experience.”

Materials for the exhibit have been sourced from across El Paso’s enthusiastic baseball community.

Many of the artifacts for Bases Loaded have been provided by Fernando Grado, an El Paso native and baseball enthusiast. His personal collection, which he began in his youth, includes local memorabilia from the Browns and Diablos as well as collectibles from eminent players like Jackie Robinson and “Shoeless” Joe Jackson.

Also on display are items borrowed from the El Paso Chihuahuas’ own archive.

The exhibit runs through January 2020 and is free and open to the public.

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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