From 1910 to 1920 the Mexican Revolution captured world attention as Pancho Villa led military attacks on Juarez, Mexico, across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas. Villa and Mexican revolutionary leaders met in El Paso to plan and equip their armies. Refugees from the battle crowded into El Paso as hundreds of international journalists and photographers filled El Paso hotels to report on the revolution. It was one of the most historic conflicts in North America, and spectators in El Paso sometimes got shot. See many historic photos from the Mexican Revolution and walk with El Paso historians Leon Metz and Fred Morales to learn how events in El Paso were crucial to the revolution, and where Pancho Villa liked to hang out in downtown El Paso.
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April 14, 2018
El Paso Mission Trail re-creates the First Thanksgiving in Socorro, Texas with a full program of history and entertainment. They will describe their celebrations.
Second Hour, The San Elizario Genealogy and Historical Society will describe their three days of events with their 24th annual history conference and dinner.
April 21, 2018
The El Paso story of World War Two Company E from South El Paso is heading to become a movie. Author Dave Gutierrez will join us to tell that story.
April 28, 2018
May is Preservation Month in El Paso and nationally. We begin the journey on many levels with El Paso groups who are holding many events in May, 2018.
May 5, 2018
The Lincoln County War was an Old West conflict between rival factions in 1878 in New Mexico Territory. The feud became famous because of the participation of Billy the Kid. We asked an expert, retired Judge Herb Marsh, to join us for that history.
May 12, 2018
There are additional El Paso Preservation events to describer, including hands-on tours of locomotive 3420 and several historic rail cars at a rail siding off of Hawkins Boulevard.
May 19, 2018 What is the Kress Collection at the El Paso Museum of Art? Patrick Shaw Cable, PhD, Senior Curator, El Paso Museum of Art, and Dr. Elizabeth Dwyer, Kress Interpretive Fellow, El Paso Museum of Art are our guests with the history and detail of the Samuel Kress Collection.