The community is invited to the El Paso Museum of History to learn about El Paso children with the opening of the exhibit Through a Child’s Eyes: Growing up in El Paso.

Through a Child’s Eyes: Growing Up in El Paso (1880 – 1950) will explore what life was like for children in El Paso during a time when the city shifted to a more youthful population and there was an increasing awareness nationally about the well-being of children. Using archival photographs, as well as artifacts from individuals and the museum’s collection, the museum will unveil the history of children in the city of El Paso.

This new exhibit was created by students from the University of Texas at El Paso. Graduate students taking a Public History course provided historic research on the lives of children, and students in the Museum Studies class helped develop the exhibition.

The museum will have free crafts and activities, as well as a maypole dance demonstrations as part of the festivities. Other activities include theater style presentations of oral histories. The exhibit opens on Sunday, April 17th and is free and will open to the public through July 10, 2016.

  • Through a Child’s Eyes: Growing Up in El Paso (1880 – 1950)
  • El Paso Museum of History
  • 510 N. Santa Fe
  • April 17 – July 10, 2016
  • Hours: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.