As part of its on going Centennial Exhibit Series, the Centennial Museum and Welcome Center will present the new exhibit,
"Miner Strong: A Century of Sports at UTEP." The exhibit, done in partnership with the UTEP Athletics Department, chronicles the history of athletics at UTEP, starting from the first football team that formed in 1914, the first year the school (then called Texas School of Mines) opened its doors. Since then, the school has gone on to earn 25 national championships — including the historic 1966 NCAA Basketball Championship under legendary Coach Don Haskins — and produce more than 100 Olympic athletes.
The opening reception will be at 5:00 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12 at the Museum. It will be on display through March 18.
“A Century of Transformations,” follows the Texas School of Mines and Metallurgy, which opened as a mining school in 1914, and evolved into the University of Texas at El Paso, a nationally recognized research university. It highlights the University’s rich history and traditions and also highlights significant milestones, distinguished alumni and powerful international connections. The exhibit will be on display throughout the Centennial Celebration and will come down on Jan. 15, 2015.
The Centennial Museum's permanent exhibits focus on the natural and cultural history of the Chihuahuan Desert. Current and previous temporary exhibits cover a range of topics about the border region and the Americas, or present the work of UTEP faculty and staff.
Direct all artifact research inquiries to:
Scott Cutler, Museum Curator
Current Exhibits - Traveling exhibits from the U.S. and Mexico.Prior Exhibits - Retrospective of exhibits at the Centennial Museum.