Hear Oral Histories Of El Paso’s Segundo Barrio
El Paso history is fascinating and if you would like to know more about history told in the words of the people who lived the stories, you should check out the El Paso Museum of History.
The El Paso Museum of History will partner with El Paso Public Libraries to host the opening of the oral histories and mural component from the Neighborhoods and Shared Memories exhibit that featured Segundo Barrio in Armijo Library on Thursday, April 25, at 3 p.m.
The oral histories theater has been a cornerstone of El Paso Museum of History’s Neighborhoods and Shared Memories exhibit for the past six years. Additionally, the murals commissioned for the exhibit by Jesus “Cimi” Alvarado, who grew up in Segundo Barrio, are an integral part as they depict Segundo Barrio imagery. As this exhibit has ended, El Paso Museum of History looks to continue community accessibility through outreach by ‘taking home’ this satellite installation to its community of origin. As Armijo Library is a neighborhood hub, the Museum of History asked to collaborate with the Armijo branch.
Segundo Barrio is one of the oldest parts of El Paso, and hearing the stories of the people who have lived there and their contributions to the city will be something that is not to be missed.
WHAT: Neighborhoods and Shared Memories exhibit
WHEN: Thursday, April 25, 3 p.m.
WHERE: Armijo Library, 620 E 7th Ave