• 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.

    Chamizal

    National Memorial Texas

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  • New Hours!

    Beginning October 1, the grounds of the memorial will be open to the public from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. This applies to all foot traffic and vehicles. For questions, call (915) 532-7273.

  • ¡Horario Nuevo!

    A partir del 1ero de octubre, se abren los terrenos del parque desde las 7 a.m. hasta las 10 p.m. Esto vale para el tráfico peatonal igual al de vehículos. Si tiene preguntas, llame al (915) 532-7273.

  • Phone System Problems

    We are currently experiencing problems with our automated phone system. For general information or to speak to someone in the visitor center, please dial 915-532-7273, extension 113, between 10 am and 5 pm. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • Problemas Telefónicos

    Actualmente existen problemas con el sistema telefónico. Para información general o para comunicarse con el centro de visitantes, marque 915-532-7273, extensión 113 entre las horas de 10 am y 5 pm. Disculpe la molestia.

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?

U.S President Lyndon B. Johnson and Mexican President Lopez Mateos

During the talks that led up to the Chamizal Convention, instead of rendering handshakes, both Presidents Kennedy and Johnson were encouraged to greet their Mexican counterparts with an Abrazo – a customary embrace that is still widely practiced in the Southwest.