"Rations, Rights, and Rivets: Experiencing World War II in El Paso"
World War II was a defining point in history that saw the transformation of the world, the United States, and El Paso. El Pasoans experienced WWII, both here and abroad, with frustration and patriotism. The war offered opportunities for some, yet stifled the potential of others.
Women entered the workforce in greater numbers, families adopted rationing, and men went off to fight in both Europe and the Pacific. UTEP was also affected by the war, as more women enrolled as students and the research objectives of professors changed to help the war effort. This exhibit examines El Paso's complex relationship with the Second World War.
This exhibit will be on view from September 15, 2018, through April 13, 2019.
"Where the World met the Border: El Paso's First Ward"
“Where the World Met the Border,” tells the stories of a place, El Paso’s 1st Ward. This is the story of El Paso’s first neighborhood: a
Together, the people of the First Ward transformed this desert oasis into a cultural capital.
This exhibits provides a window into the lives of people from all over the world—Mexico, Ireland, Syria, Italy, and China--- who came to the First Ward to better their lives and make their homes.
This exhibit will be on view from October 30, 2018, through April 27, 2019. An opening reception will take place on October 30th from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.