El Paso Museum of History Foundation
A supporting organization of the

El Paso Community Foundation

Welcome to the

El Paso Museum of History Foundation

The sole purpose of the El Paso Museum of History Foundation is to mobilize resources for acquisition, conservation and education that helps the El Paso Museum of History tell the evolving story of the Pass of the North.

Our Vision

A vibrant community that shapes its future by understanding its past.

Our Mission

The El Paso Museum of History Foundation mobilizes resources for acquisition, conversation and education that helps the El Paso Museum of History tell the evolving story of the Pass of the North.

Our History

The Friends of the El Paso Museum of History was organized in 1991 as a Texas not for profit organization to provide supplemental funding for the El Paso Museum of History.

In 2006, the Friends of the El Paso History Museum was renamed the El Paso Museum of History Foundation. With the opening of a newly constructed Museum of History its mission crystalized into mobilizing resources for acquisition, conservation and education to help the El Paso Museum of History tell the evolving story of the Pass of the North.

In 2016 the El Paso Museum of History Foundation became a supporting organization of the El Paso Community Foundation. This relationship provides the Museum of History Foundation with the opportunity to focus on its fund development activities with the support, including administrative support, of the El Paso Community Foundation.

Foundation Board

The El Paso Museum of History Foundation Board is made up of volunteers with a passion for history and deep involvement in our community. The Board is committed to promoting the El Paso Museum of History for the benefit of our vibrant community.

Support Us

Please see below for several ways to support the El Paso Museum of History Foundation. We welcome your support. For questions, please contact info@epcf.org


Support Us

Endowed Space Campaign

The El Paso Museum of History Foundation, in partnership with the City of El Paso, is encouraging support for the Museum of History through an endowed space campaign. Various areas of the Museum of History are available for naming. To date, areas named include the Hunt Family Pavilion and Frank W. Gorman Jr. Upper Lobby.

List of Spaces Available


Support Us

Hunt Challenge Grant

Get Your Donation Matched!

In 2016 The Hunt Family Foundation has challenged us to raise 1 million dollars. For every donation we raise they will match fifty cents on the dollar. With your support, and the generosity of the Hunt Family Foundation, we can expand our quality programming, exhibitions and education at the El Paso Museum of History. Join us in sharing our region’s rich history and showcasing the narrative about who we are.

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Other ways to support us

Foundation & Museum Events


Annual fundraising event

Polo Real

The Foundation chose the Sport of Kings as its signature fundraising event because of its rich connection to our community. General John J. Peshing enjoyed playing on an 8th Brigade team at Washington Park. Join us for a memorable afternoon celebrating this year’s honorees, Dede Rogers, Hunt family Foundation principals, Gayle, Woody and Josh Hunt and Nora and Ernesto Herrera.

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Special Exhibits, Fundraisers and other Programs

Museum Events

The El Paso Museum of History hosts several events, programs, and exhibitions throughout the year. Click here for full details of current events.

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Join our

Family Of Donors

We are thankful for our family of donors and their continued support!
  • Bank of America
  • Bruce P. Curlin
  • David and Flo Buchmueller
  • Dede Rogers
  • Dee and Adair Margo
  • Ed and Sue Anderson
  • Ernesto and Nora Herrera
  • Freeport-McMoran, Inc.
  • Hunt Family Foundation
  • Jennifer and Christian Perez Giese
  • Jon and Lory Rogers
  • Katherine Brennand and Chris Cummings
  • Louann Hoover Feuille
  • Mary Rapstine Haynes
  • Mike Gorman
  • Nancy Gorman Fox
  • Patrick W. Gorman
  • Peggy and Andy Feinberg
  • Price's Producers
  • Richard Baish
  • Richard S. and Yolanda D. Lara
  • Robert and Sara Shiloff
  • Robert E. and Evelyn McKee Foundation
  • Rosemary V. Neill
  • Shari and Stuart R. Schwartz
  • Suzie Gorman Wilson
  • Tammy Vasilatos, CPA
  • The Feinberg Foundation
  • Tom and Andrea Meece
  • Union Pacific Foundation
El Paso Museum of History Foundation

Publications

Explore fascinating history and culture of the U.S. - Mexico Borderlands through the Border Heritage Booklet Series.

Oscar J. Martinez

The Pass Of The North And The Creation Of The U.S. - Mexico Border

A Digital Book

Oscar J. Martinez

Explore fascinating history and culture of the U.S. – Mexico Borderlands through the Border Heritage Booklet Series. The series can be purchased at the museum gift shop or online through kindle publishing.

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Become a Member

Membership Benefits

With your membership in the El Paso Museum of History, you become a vital partner in building excellence and creating opportunities.

Each level of membership offers you a range of exceptional benefits – including special access to exhibitions, inspiring educational programs, fun social events, free subscriptions to award-winning museum publications and much more…

For All Levels

Core Benefits

  • Free, unlimited admission for one year
  • Advance notice of exhibitions and events
  • Invitations to exhibition previews and members-only events
  • Subscriptions to quarterly News magazines and our bi-weekly Member E-News
  • 10% discount at five Museum Shops and two online store
  • Invitation to members-only Museum Shops Double Discount Sale twice a year
  • 10% dining discount at Museum Café

Naming Events

The Foundation chose the Sport of Kings as its signature fundraising event because of its rich connection to our community. General John J. Peshing enjoyed playing on an 8th Brigade team at Washington Park. Join us for a memorable afternoon celebrating this year’s honorees, Dede Rogers, Hunt family Foundation principals, Gayle, Woody and Josh Hunt and Nora and Ernesto Herrera.

Polo Real

The Foundation chose the Sport of Kings as its signature fundraising event because of its rich connection to our community. General John J. Peshing enjoyed playing on an 8th Brigade team at Washington Park. Join us for a memorable afternoon celebrating this year’s honorees, Dede Rogers, Hunt family Foundation principals, Gayle, Woody and Josh Hunt and Nora and Ernesto Herrera.

O PASS OF THE NORTH, NOW THE OLD GIANTS ARE GONE — WE LITTLE MEN LIVE WHERE HEROES ONCE WALKED THE INVIOLATE EARTH

Circle of Giants

We have now opened the Ninth Wall of Giants, namely, El Paso Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas which also celebrated their centennial on June 17, 2018. The El Paso Branch fills an important role in the economy of West Texas and Southern New Mexico. The bank ships and receives billions of dollars annually to supply vault cash for regional banks and other depository institutions. The El Paso Economist and Research Department conducts regional research, specializing in the border economy, and also collects current economic intelligence from the board of directors, financial institutions, businesses and government leaders in order to support monetary decisions. After garnering this economic insight the branch shares knowledge of the economy through publications, speeches and presentations, and other outreach efforts. The El Paso Branch also works to improve basic financial literacy and economic understanding through programs aimed at a variety of audiences. The El Paso Branch of the Federal Reserve plays an integral role in the strength and economy of our region. Come join us in recognizing and honoring our next “Giant” of El Paso’s history and community between August 31, 2018 and February 28, 2019.

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Get In Touch

Contact Info

Address

El Paso Museum of History Foundation
P. O. Box 272
El Paso, Texas 79943-0272

Phone Number

(915) 533-4020

Email Address

El Paso Museum of History Foundation

is a supporting organization of The El Paso Community Foundation .

Visit the El Paso Museum of History

The El Paso Museum of History was established in 1974 as the Cavalry Museum, but quickly filled a scope and purpose beyond its title by functioning as a local history museum. In 1980 the name of the museum was officially changed to the El Paso Museum of History. In 2000, El Paso citizens, poised to explore and celebrate its place in Texas history, passed a bond election approving $6.5 million to construct a new two-story 44,000 sq. ft. Museum of History located in downtown’s El Paso’s Arts District.

Staff and collections moved into the new building in early 2007 with a public dedication on June 16, 2007. The El Paso Museum of History serves the largest continuous border metroplex in North America.

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