I am a huge fan of the history of our city. I love the architecture of downtown buildings, the stories of the families who came to El Paso from all over the world and contributed to the melting pot of the area, and I love hearing about how things were back in the day in El Paso. The best place to dive into our area's history is the El Paso County Historical Society.

The Society is housed in the Burges House at 603 W. Yandell, just outside of downtown. The Burges House was built in 1912 by a prominent El Paso attorney, Richard F. Burges who was City Attorney in 1908, and wrote the city charter.

The best thing about the Historical Society is they have an amazing resource room that you can use that houses photos, journals, documents, and books that you can use to do genealogical research or just browse through to find out more about El Paso history. It really is an ideal way to find out more about the city and the people who lived here.

This weekend, you can get an up close look at the Society during their 65th Birthday Celebration. There will be food trucks, entertainment, and activities for the whole family, and the kiddos can even take part in an Easter egg hunt.

There will be performances by the Ysleta Del Sur and Sun City Greek Dance Company, a historic recipe talk, and face painting for kids. This is a fundraiser, so please come out to help the Society continue to do the work they do for all El Pasoans.

Admission is $5 for members and children 13-18; $10 for non-members. Free for children 12 and under. The Birthday Celebration is from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

See you there!

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