William and Iva Turney, early residents of El Paso, donated their 1908 antebellum style home to house the museum’s collections. The donated collections on the first floor, which feature articles from around the globe, are interesting but lack good interpretive labels. The lower level has an art gallery, a replica of a Mexican casita and an exhibit about the Mexican revolution.
The museum is accessible. Visitors using wide wheelchairs may not be able to access the elevator to the exhibits on the lower level due to a narrow area near the staircase. A very plush carpet in the lower level art gallery makes pushing difficult.