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Paso Del Norte Paranormal Society
and Haunted History — The nonprofit
organization offers a variety of “ghost tours.”
Age 13 and older welcome. Tours are $10,
unless otherwise listed. Information/reservations: 274-9531 or help@ghosts915.com.
• San Elizario Ghost Tours is 10 p.m. to midnight, Friday, Feb. 6. Meet at the Golden Eagle
Gallery 1501 Main in San Elizario. Tour will
include going into the old jail.
• El Paso Ghost Stories are 8 to 11 p.m. Friday,
Feb. 6, at Ghosts915 Paranormal Research
Center, 108 E. San Antonio. Listen or share
your ghost stories in this open mic event.
Admission is free.
• Concordia Cemetery Ghost Tour is 9 to 11
p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7 and 14. at the cemetery. Bring a camera. Meet at 8:30 p.m. at the
Yandell entrance. Bring $5 worth of school supplies for $5 off tour cost.
• Downtown Ghost Tours are 9 to 11 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 21 and 28. Meet at 108 E. San
Antonio. Tours will go inside the remains of the
Palace Saloon, as well as the society’s new
office at the Wigwam Saloon. Not recommended for small children; contains adult themes.
Friday the 13th and Valentine’s Day Ghost
Tours are Friday and Saturday, Feb. 13-14, at
both Concordia and Downtown tour locations.
Cost: $10 (Concordia); $15 Downtown.
Concordia Cemetery History Tours —
Volunteers at the Paso Del Norte Paranormal
Society and Concordia Heritage Association will
lead two-hour interactive walking tours of the
historic cemetery at 3700 E Yandell (Yandell
gate) at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7 and 14. Tour
this historic landmark and learn about El Paso’s
past including Buffalo Soldiers, Constable John
Selman, the Chinese Cemetery, the infamous
gunslinger John Wesley Hardin and more.
Proceeds benefit the restoration and preservation of Concordia Cemetery Tickets: $10 ($5
ages 5-12). Information: 274-9531.
Harvey Girls of El Paso — The Harvey
Girls of El Paso Texas 1906-1948 hosts monthly
meetings 2 to 4 p.m. the second Monday of the
month at the Union Depot Passenger Station,
700 San Francisco. Admission is free.
Information: 591-2326 or
harveygirlselpaso.weebly.com.
The Feb. 9 program is “Reminiscences-Fred
Harvey Employees Remembered.”
Southwest Chapter of Railway &
Locomotive Historical Society — The
society meets 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11,
at Avila’s Mexican Restaurant, 6232 N. Mesa.
Program is “Texas and Pacific Railroad
History.” Meetings are open to the public.
Information: 591-2326.
El Paso Genealogical Society — The
society meets 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12,
2015 at All Saints Episcopal Church, 3500
McRae. Program is “Africans in Mexico.”
Meetings are open to the Public. Information:
Barbara McCarthy, 584-2339.
History Notes Lecture Series — The
monthly program is p.m. the second Thursday
of each month at the Branigan Cultural Center,
501 N. Main, north end of the Downtown Mall
in Las Cruces. The 2015 series focuses on
American Indian Cultures of the Southwest.
Admission is free. Information: (575) 541-2154
or las-cruces.org/museums.
• Feb. 12: “Las Crossing Signs (aka Arrowsoul
Art)” with Diné/Walatowa artist SABA
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El Paso Corral of the Westerners —
The monthly dinner program is 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 20, at Sunland Park Holiday Inn,
900 Sunland Park Drive. Albert Burnham, PhD,
will present “Who was really responsible for
the murder of Pat Garrett?” Cost: $20; includes
dinner and presentation. Information/RSVP:
759-9538.
Fort Bayard Tours — Fort Bayard Historic
Preservation Society hosts a guided tour of the
historic fort 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb.
14 and 28 at Fort Bayard National Historic
Landmark, six miles east of Silver City, N.M.
Meet at the 1910 Commanding Officer’s
Quarter and museum (House 26) beginning at
9:15 a.m. Tour takes about 90 minutes; wear
walking shoes, sun screen and a hat; water recommended. Birders invited to bring binoculars.
Admission is free. Information/group tours:
(575) 956-3294 (575) 388-9123 or
fortbayard.org.
Regular museum hours are 9:30 a.m. to 12:30
p.m. Admission: $3 ($10 families).
The Feb. 14 Valentine’s Tour theme is “Love
and Marriage.” Discover Fort Bayard’s connection to the Magoffin family of El Paso.
In celebration of Black History Month, the
Feb. 28 tour will honor the members of the
125th Infantry (Buffalo Soldiers), who were the
first to arrive and started the building and settlement of Fort Bayard.
Chamizal National Memorial — 800 S.
San Marcial. The National Park Service operates the memorial on land once claimed by
Mexico as part of a decades-long dispute over
the international boundary. Visitor’s center
hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through
Saturday, plus one hour before performances
on Sundays. Admission is free. Information:
532-7273 or on Facebook at
ChamizalNationalMemorial.
Now at the memorial is a bison sculpture by
artist Julio de Alba Sánchez. The Bison, a symbol of the National Park Service, is on loan to
the Park through April 2015.
Ranger-led walking tours are 11 a.m. to 12:30
p.m. the first Saturday of each month.
Junior Rangers activities are 11 a.m. to noon
the third Saturday of the month for ages 5-11.
“Tales, Tails and Tots” stories with park mascot Chami are 11 to 11:30 a.m. for ages 3-6.
Los Portales Museum and Visitor
Center — 1521 San Elizario Road. The muse-
um is operated by the San Elizario Genealogy
and Historical Society. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2
p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 4 p.m.
Sunday. Admission is free. Information: 8511682.
Mission Trail — Three historic churches lie
within eight miles of each other in El Paso
County’s Mission Valley.
• Mission Ysleta — Near Zaragoza and
Alameda on the Tigua Reservation. Information:
851-9997 (El Paso Mission Trail Association).
• Mission Socorro — Off Socorro Road two
miles southeast of Ysleta.
• San Elizario Chapel — On the San Elizario
plaza, off Socorro Road, 5.5 miles southeast of
Socorro Mission. For San Elizario tour information, call 851-1682.
The El Paso Mission Trail Visitor Center is at
6095 Alameda (at Zaragoza). Hours are 10 a.m.
to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Admission is
free. Information 790-0661, 851-9997 or visitelpasomissiontrail.com.
February 2015