• 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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    From June 1 through August 31, the consumption or possession of alcoholic beverages without a permit is prohibited. During Music Under the Stars concerts, alcohol may be purchased within the memorial boundary. More »

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    From July 8 through September 30, 2014 crews will resurface sections of the park's walking trail and install new drainage culverts. Sections of trail will be temporarily closed. For your safety, please obey all closure signs. More »

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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?

Chalk Drawing

Over 5,000 U.S. residents had to be moved from their homes and businesses in the area of El Paso that was to be handed over to Mexico, in agreement with the terms of the Chamizal Convention of 1963, at the government’s expense. More...