El Paso County Historical Society
Preserving History and Fostering Research: In March, 1954, at the urging of Cleofas Calleros, the Women’s Department of the Chamber of Commerce undertook the project of creating an El Paso Historical Society. Since that time we have collected items pertaining to the history of El Paso and have published a quarterly publication, “Password” with historical articles pertaining to the area. Our Archives include photos, journals, documents, books and more.

We need your help preserving El Paso’s history!

Who we are

The El Paso County Historical Society (EPCHS) is a 68-year-old nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of the borderland. We maintain our physical and digital archive of over 25,000 items pertaining to the history of this region at the 111-year-old Burges House, a Texas Historic Landmark.

What we do

  • Present exhibits and public programs that develop consciousness of our rich heritage.
  • Maintain our headquarters, the Burges House, built in 1912.
  • Maintain an extensive collection of Southwest archives in the Jane Burges-Perrenot Research Center, including over 20,000 photos, thousands of historical documents, and scores of three-dimensional items.
  • Publish Password, our quarterly research publication, with an online archive of past issues available to members free of charge.

We need your help!

History fades. It can be demolished or left in disrepair, ignored or forgotten. The El Paso County Historical Society is here to ensure this does not happen. Our archives, the Burges House, and our volunteers are here for you because we’re trying to preserve our history too. We can’t do this alone, and we need your help. We want to continue sharing your story, your legacy.

Everybody has a legacy. Come find yours at the El Paso County Historical Society.

100% of your gift supports the work of the El Paso County Historical Society. We are an all-volunteer organization dedicated to preserving El Paso history. Please join us in supporting that important work today!

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