Temporary Exhibits

Quanah Parker

Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker:
A Woman OF Two Worlds and a Man IN Two Worlds

December 10, 2016 – January 27, 2017
El Paso Museum of Archaeology

The El Paso Museum of Archaeology is proud to announce Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker: A Woman OF Two Worlds and a Man IN Two Worlds exhibit which will open to the public December 10th. This traveling exhibit of rarely seen photos of Quanah, the last Comanche War Chief, and his mother Cynthia Ann Parker whose story is probably the best known of all the pioneer women captured by Indians in the Southwest is sponsored by the Texas Trail of Fame.  Admission to the Museum and to this exhibition is free of charge.


Cynthia Ann Parker
Cynthia Ann Parker
Quanah Parker
Quanah Parker


Margaret Schmidt Hacker, author of Cynthia Ann Parker: The Life and The Legend and Director of Archival Operations at the National Archives, Fort Worth, Texas, will present a public lecture on Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker on Saturday, December 10th from 2:00 – 3:00 PM followed by a reception and book signing. This lecture presentation is made possible by a generous grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

For more information, please contact Jeff Romney, Museum Director at (915)-755-4332 or Romneyjk@elpasotexas.gov