The Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens will host an opening reception for two exhibitions that highlight border culture.
“Border Street” is a photography exhibition celebrating our border culture through the lens of four photography enthusiasts.
“Rebirth of Duranguito” is a community-generated plan for the preservation and restoration of Duranguito, one of El Paso’s oldest neighborhoods.
The exhibit opening is set for Thursday, January 31st, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. and will be open through early March.
Additionally, the exhibit “Where the World Met the Border,” will be on view through April 27, 2019.
“Where the World Met the Border,” tells the stories of a place, El Paso’s 1st Ward. This is the story of El Paso’s first neighborhood: a fronterizocommercial center, where immigrants from all over the world made their homes.
This exhibits provides a window into the lives of people from all over the world—Mexico, Ireland, Syria, Italy, and China— who came to the First Ward to better their lives and make their homes.
Permanent exhibits in the museum focus on the natural and cultural history of the Chihuahuan Desert region, the largest desert in North America. A variety of temporary exhibits address themes related to border life and culture, the Americas and the University’s history and current activities
The Centennial Museum was constructed in 1936 to celebrate the anniversary of Texas’ independence, making it the oldest museum in El Paso.
What: Exhibit opening
When: 4:30 – 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31
Where: Centennial Museum at the corner of University Avenue and Wiggins Way
For more information, please call 915-747-5565.