El Paso Museum of History Celebrates Cultural Diversity
The El Paso Museum of History promotes knowledge and pride of the rich multicultural and multinational history of the border region known as El Paso del Norte – the Pass of the North.
Housed in a new 16,000-square-foot structure built specifically for the museum, its five galleries host traveling exhibits along with a permanent collection, all reflecting the city’s 400 years of United States and Mexican cultural heritage. Admission is free. The museum also engages the community through its lecture series and cultural classes such as Tai Chi, Chinese language and traditional belly dancing. It also offers summer camps for ages seven to 13 that feature outdoor adventures, arts and crafts, workshops, museum games and a night-in-the-museum sleepover.
Coming soon is the TouchCity Wall, a 3D digital interactive wall. It is the first of its kind in the United States and one of two in the world (the other is in Copenhagen, Denmark) with four high-definition plasma screens connecting generations through images from El Paso’s past, present and future.
A 2,500-square-foot glass wall addition will be built onto the museum’s main entrance to house the new high-tech learning tool, which will be available for connection from home, school, cafes and smartphones.
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