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Museum of Archaeology to open two new exhibits

The El Paso Museum of Archaeology is opening two new exhibitions starting Saturday, April 27 that focus on the Jornada Mogollon Culture.

“Both exhibits feature the Jornada Mogollon culture which lived in the El Paso and surrounding regions from about AD 01 – 1450.  Our area has been a cultural crossroads for hundreds, perhaps thousands of years, much like it is today,” said El Paso Museum of Archaeology Director Jeff Romney.

“We offer a glimpse of our prehistoric past through photographs and objects from the Museum’s and El Paso Archaeological Society’s permanent collections.”

In the Language of Stone: Rock Art of the Jornada Mogollon

The Southern part of New Mexico, West Texas and North-Central Mexico is known by archaeologists as the Jornada Mogollon. This area is rich in prehistoric rock art left behind by the ancient inhabitants of the region.

This exhibition will showcase petroglyphs and pictographs from iconic sites such as Hueco Tanks, Three Rivers and Otero Mesa, as well as lesser known treasure troves from both sides of the international border through the camera lenses of rock art experts, students and amateur enthusiasts alike.

Ancient Borderland: The Jornada Mogollon

The people known by archaeologists as the Jornada Mogollon inhabited the Borderlands since Archaic times. Although there are few remains of this culture that are generally accessible to the general public, these people lived in several pueblos throughout the Hueco Basin, the area where the City of El Paso and Fort Bliss currently stand.

This mini exhibition will complement the In the Language of Stone: Rock Art of the Jornada Mogollon exhibit by presenting general information about these enigmatic people as well as showcasing a number of artifacts attributed to them.

The exhibitions are on display through September 14 and are free and open to the public. For more information, call the El Paso Museum of Archaeology at (915) 212-0421, or visit the museum’s website or Facebook page

Museum of Archaeology Hosts Native American Storytelling Saturday

The Museum of Archaeology invites the public to a Native American Story telling event from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 24.

“We are always excited to welcome Alex for our Native American Storytelling event,” said Museum of Archaeology Director Jeff Romney.

“These stories teach our visitors about some of the cultural history of the Native Americans who once lived in the southwest.”

The family-oriented event will be outdoors around a campfire, so please dress warmly and bring a folding chair or camp stool. Hot chocolate will be served.

Alex Mares will share Coyote Stories, which are traditionally told in winter by Navajo (Diné), Pueblo and Apache tribes. He is a trained Native American storyteller and interpreter whose cultural background includes Diné, Pueblo, Jictoec and Spanish.

For more information, call the Museum of Archaeology at (915) 755-4332, or visit their website or facebook page

Museum of Archaeology Celebrates International Archaeology Day

The El Paso Museum of Archaeology invites the public to celebrate International Archaeology Day at the museum from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 21.

“Texas Archaeology Month and International Archaeology Day provide us with a great opportunity to introduce people to this science with activities that will let them get their hands dirty,” said Director of the El Paso Museum of Archaeology Jeff Romney.

Visitors can enjoy archery, mock excavations and other hands-on activities.

There will also be a live pottery firing demonstration and films in the museum auditorium. International Archaeology Day also falls within Texas Archaeology Awareness Month.

There is no charge for admission.

For more information, call the El Paso Museum of Archaeology at (915) 755-4332 or visit www.archaeology.elpasotexas.gov

 

El Paso Museum of Archaeology set to Open new Exhibit Saturday

The El Paso Museum of Archaeology invites the public to view a new exhibit titled Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker: A Woman OF Two Worlds and a Man IN Two Worlds that opens Saturday, December 10.

Cynthia Ann Parker is the best-known pioneer women to be captured by Native Americans in the Southwest. She was captured as a child after her settlement was massacred by a Comanche war band. She was adopted by the Comanche and lived with them for 24 years. She married a Comanche chieftain and had three children, including Quanah Parker.

This exhibition features rarely seen photos of Quanah Parker and his mother Cynthia Ann Parker. Hacker’s presentation is made possible through a grant form Humanities Texas, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

As part of this exhibit, on Saturday, December 10, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., the Museum will host a lecture and book signing by Margaret Schmidt Hacker, author of Cynthia Ann Parker: The Life and The Legend and Director of Archival Operations at the National Archives.

The exhibit runs through January 27, 2017. Admission to the museum and the lecture is free. For more information call the Museum of Archaeology at (915) 755-4332

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