Travel Links & More
Websites, Historical Societies, Historic Preservation,
Chambers of Commerce
El Paso Convention and Visitors Bureau
Discover El Paso, El Paso Convention and Visitors Center
Telephone 915/534-0653 International Tourism
Address: Civic Center (Santa Fe & Main) Downtown El Paso
Texas Tourism (Office of the Governor Economic Development and Tourism located in Austin, Texas)
Texas Tourism Division
Austin, Texas (El Paso Missions & Guadalupe Mission in Cd. Juárez, Mexico)
Free Travel Information Packet – call 1-800-8888-TEX
Texas Mountain Trail Region (Majestic Landscape of Far West Texas)
El Paso Area Cultural Websites
Borderlands - Historical/Cultural Website, produced by El Paso Community College (excellent source of Heritage Tourism)
Website: www.epcc.edu/nwlibrary/ (hit Border Studies and then Borderlands)
El Paso County Website El Paso County History.
Location: 500 E. San Antonio Street, El Paso, Texas 79901
Telephone: 915/546-2041; 915/546-2000 for General Directory.
Website: http://www.epcounty.com/ History of El Paso del Norte (illustrated with text and tourist/travel information with excellent information on Ysleta and Socorro Missions and San Elizario Presidial Chapel and Los Portales Museum and Visitors Center).
El Paso Gold (Videos on regional history – Gunfighters of the Old West, Magoffin Home and more on El Paso and the Old West), Capstone Productions.
Jackson Polk, Producer of El Paso Gold Series
(The Leon Metz Radio Show on local history with Jackson Polk - 10:05AM-12Noon at KTSM AM 690 Radio El Paso).
El Paso History
Roots (Texas) Contains historical information on many subjects – San Elizario Genealogy and Historical Society (http://www.rootsweb.com/~txseghs/)
and the San Elizario Cemetery (http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txseghs/)
Handbook of Texas (TSHA Online) (http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/)
Contains historical information on the State of Texas, including the El Paso region (an excellent resource). TSHA Online is sponsored by the Texas State Historical Association and the General Libraries of the University of Texas at Austin.
Visit Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. Tourist/travel information: http://www.elpasosouthwest.com/region.asp?menu=mx
(Also see below: Museums of Juárez)
El Paso County Historical Society (non-profit)
Jane Burges Perenot Research Archives
Location: 603 W. Yandell Drive, El Paso, Texas 79901 (P.O. Box 28, El Paso, Texas 79940)
Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 9AM-4 PM; Friday 9AM-3PM.
El Paso Mission Trail Association (non-profit)
Location: in San Elizario, just off the Plaza in the Adobe Horseshoe
San Elizario Genealogy and Historical Society
Location: Los Portales Museum & Information Center (non-profit sponsor of Los Portales Museum and Information Center)
Location: in historic San Elizario just off the Placita (1521 San Elizario Road, San Elizario, Texas 79849.
XII Travelers Memorial of the Southwest (Large-Scale Sculpture Walk Through History), Over 400 years at the Pass of the North.
Location: Gallery and Offices (by appointment only): 303 Texas Avenue, Suite 400 (Bassett Tower Bldg), El Paso Texas, 799901.
Executive Board mailing address: P.O. Box 220243, El Paso, Texas 79913, Telephone Website: 915/533-6448. Website http://www.12travelers.org/
Cornerstones Community Partnership (Historic Preservation non-profit organization)
Cornerstones Community Partnership
227 Otero Street
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
Telephone (505) 982-9521
Note: The Socorro Mission was recently restored by a long-term restoration project achieved by Cornerstones Community Partnerships (Pat Taylor Project Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
And Jean Fulton, Assistant Coordinator email@example.com
The Socorro Mission Preservation Project
328 S. Neverez Road, El Paso, Texas 79927.
El Paso City & County/Chambers of Commerce
El Paso, City of
2 Civic Center Plaza (Santa Fe Street), 1st Floor, El Paso, Texas 79901
Telephone (915) 533-1316
El Paso Chamber of Commerce – Travel/Tourism & Economic Development
Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce
Location: 10 Civic Center Plaza (Santa Fe Street), El Paso.
El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Location: 201 E. Main Street, Suite 100, El Paso, Texas 79901
El Paso Black Chamber of Commerce
Location: One Texas Tower, 109 N. Oregon Street, Suite 212, El Paso, Texas 79901-1153
El Paso Regional Economic Development Corporation (non-profit)
The El Paso regional Economic Development Corporation (REDCO) is a non-profit funded by the local private sector to serve and promote economic development.