Items from makeshift memorial on display in exhibition honoring victims of mass shooting


EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — A new exhibit at the El Paso Museum of History is honoring the victims of the Aug. 3, 2019, mass shooting at an Eas El Paso Walmart.

The “Resilience: Remembering Aug. 3” exhibition is now up at the museum. It is dedicated to the victims of the deadly shooting massacre.

Officials said a lot of the items on display came from the makeshift memorial that was outside of the Walmart next to Cielo Vista Mall.

The exhibition curator and the Museum of History director said the exhibit helps show how the community came together.

“A lot of items on display show our tributes that were created by the community, whether it’s the crafts or the arts and there is through religion items that identify a message of hope, strength, and resilience,” said Dr. Vladimir von Tsurikov, director of the El Paso Museum of Art.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Museum of History is closed to the public, but people can still view the exhibit virtually.

The Museum of History is also showing images of artifacts from the makeshift memorial.

People can see more on the city’s digital wall at Ponder Park.

The city said all of the museums screens will activate for a digital memorial.

You can submit your own pictures and memories for the DIGIE wall.

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