Downtown El Paso’s Wigwam Theater Museum Set to Open In Mid-October
A part of El Paso history has been restored and is ready to open its doors to the public.
Friend of the Mike and Tricia Morning Show, Henry Flores, and a group of friends have spent six months restoring the Wigwam Theatre, and have turned it into a museum. The group removed old plaster, sifted through several feet of ash, and brought new life to the 100-year-old building that has been an Old West saloon, a theater, and finally, the home of Ghost 915.
The Wigwam was built in the 1880s and was remodeled and expanded in 1912 by the architects, Trost & Trost.
The Wigwam went from a saloon to an ornate theater that changed names to the State Theater and ran movies until it closed in the mid-70s. It was then reopened as retail space.
The museum will highlight each of the Wigwam's incarnations, but Henry says this isn't a static display. He says that if you have artifacts, they would love to have them donated so they can be put on display. The museum will open with artifacts like bottles, posters, pictures, and floor displays, but if you are interested in donating items, you can call the Paso Del Norte Paranormal Society (Ghosts915) at 915-694-2317.