El Paso County Historical Society
El Paso County Historical Society
Preserving History and Fostering Research

We need your help preserving El Paso’s history!

The El Paso County Historical Society (EPCHS) is a 66-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 107-year-old Burges House, a Texas Historic Landmark.

We rely on community donations from supporters like you to preserve our archive, further our community outreach, foster historic preservation, and maintain the Burges House! This year, on October 15, can you help us unlock a $2000 challenge match from EPCHS board members and secure matching donations from Walmart to triple the impact of your gift?

We need your help now more than ever. Due to COVID-19, we have had to postpone the EPCHS Hall of Honor, our biggest fundraiser of the year. Your gift will support critical operating costs, including approximately $10,000 needed to repair our archival air conditioning unit. Priceless photos, like the historic meeting between Presidents Porfirio Diaz and William Howard Taft, documents, and artifacts can be lost forever. Will you join us to help preserve the history of El Paso for future generations?

Our Progress
Total Amount Raised
Number of Donations
Make a Donation