• Sit for a spell under a cottonwood tree and view the Franklin Mountains, seemingly nestled between the U.S. and Mexico flags in front of the visitor center. The two flags reflect our heritage; this land once belonging to Mexico and now to the U.S.

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Siglo de Oro Drama Festival

Siglo Education Outreach

Actors take Siglo de Oro to area high schools as part of Chamizal's education outreach program.

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An important facet of the Siglo de Oro Drama Festival is the Memorial's outreach program. This program gives hundreds of students every year the opportunity to examine the contemporary world through the relevant eyes of the past and to understand that although material culture may change, people and emotions have remained the same through the centuries. There are two main aspects to the program: the teacher workshop and the campus-based outreach sessions.

The workshop is primarily geared to Theater and Spanish teachers at the middle and high school levels.

The second aspect of the education program is the outreach sessions on school campuses. Generally, an acting troupe visits school campuses to give students an introduction to Siglo de Oro and as well as some contextual information about a scene the performers present to the students. Schools selected to host outreach sessions are chosen from the list of educators who participate in the teacher workshop. This helps ensure that students do have some background information prior to the school visit.

Learn more about the Siglo de Oro.

 
Socorro Outreach
Teatro Gayumba performers from the Dominican Republic spend time with local high school students talking about the profession of live theater and the works of Siglo de Oro.

Did You Know?

Rio Grande / Rio Bravo river

The only natural boundary between the United States and Mexico is the Rio Grande River, which was established in 1848 by the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. The Rio Bravo, as the river is known in Mexico, makes up about 1000 miles of the 2000-mile border between the two countries.