El Paso, TX (KTSM) — Time capsules dating back to 1899 will be displayed May 18 at the El Paso Museum of History in celebration of International Museum Day.
The EPMH, located in downtown El Paso’s cultural district, will host a series of free events in recognition of IMD including a special unveiling of the cornerstone and time capsule laid in El Paso’s City Hall in 1979. Also on display will be time capsules from the original city hall buried in 1899 and from the ASARCO vocational school buried in 1975. A list of free events is as follows:
May 17, 2013
Night in the Museum
7:00PM to 9:00PM
The museum will offer two ghost tours led by Chris Medina, founder of Ghost Hunters of the Southwest, and his team in recreating Cleveland Square Park from the late 19th to early 20th centuries. Contact Sue Taylor at 351-3588 for reservations. Space is Limited.
Night in the Museum Sleepover – BOOKED!
Midnight to 8:00AM
Ages 9 to 14
EPMH will host a spooky sleepover in the Museum that was once a burial ground in the late 19th century. The museum will provide flashlight tours of museum galleries, breakfast at night, games, and more. Contact Sue Taylor at 351-3588 for another Night in the Museum opportunity during Summer History Camp 2013.
May 18, 2013
Cornerstones of Memory: El Paso Time Capsules
EPMH will feature a special unveiling of the cornerstone and time capsule laid in El Paso’s City Hall in 1979. Also on display will be time capsules from the original City Hall buried in 1899 and from the ASARCO vocational school buried in 1975. Both time capsules included original newspapers, documents, and more.
IMD Skype Tours
The museum will be hosting a series of Skype tours with participating museums worldwide showcasing exhibits and programs that are currently underway and will provide learning opportunities using new technologies.
8:00 AM MST (4:00 PM Central European Time)
Museum of Copenhagen, Denmark
9:30 AM MST (11:30 AM EST)
Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens
West Palm Beach, Florida
11:00 AM MST (11:00 AM MST)
Museo de la Revolución en la Frontera
Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua
7:00 PM MST (9:00AM UTC)
Zavkhan History Museum
Zavkhan province, Mongolia
The museum will offer also free admission to exhibits including Charrería: The Artisanship of Mexican Equestrian Culture. Zip tours will be available on request. Free refreshments and snacks will be provided.
The theme for this year’s celebration is Museums (Memory + Creativity) = Social Change. Last year, almost 32,000 museums in more than 129 countries participated in IMD.