Collections and Artifacts
Chamizal houses several artifacts from the Chamizal Treaty and relocation era. The memorial also maintains a vault, holding artwork and the donated Addis Collection. Explore the links below to learn more.
What is a Monument?
In a report dated 1898, details were laid out describing each of the U.S./Mexico boundary markers. The report stated that each monument was made of either steel or iron 2cm thick, and must be 6ft tall. Inscriptions were ordered; in English on the north side and Spanish on the south side. The total weight for each monument is 710 pounds.
"The break down in cost for each marker:
Did You Know?
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.