• 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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    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 »

  • Trail Improvements Begin July 2014

    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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    If entering the park from E Paisano Drive and S Marcial Street please be extra cautious. Pay close attention to the temporary road signs during the ongoing construction activity there.

Chamizal Oral History Project (El Chamizal Proyecto de Historia Oral)

Chamizal Oral History Project:
Redefining Borders, Redefining Home

The project documents the memories of individuals associated or affected by the Chamizal dispute; a century-long, international boundary conflict involving disputed territory in El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua. Oral History interviews with key individuals will enrich Chamizal National Memorial's understanding of its own past while contributing to the historic record by preserving these experiences and making them accessible to researchers and the general public.

For more information, please contact Project Leader Anne Doherty-Stephan at 915-532-7273 ext.124.

El Chamizal Proyecto de Historia Oral:
Definiendo Frontera, Definiendo Hogar
El proyecto documenta las memorias de los individuos asociados ó afectados por la disputa de El Chamizal. Por un largo siglo el conflicto de limites internacionales envolvio la disputa de territorio en El Paso, Texas y Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua. La historia oral entrevisto a individuos clave que enriquecieron el Chamizal National Memorial entendiendo su propio pasado mientras contribuyeron a una evidencia historica al preservar estas experiencias y hacerias accesibles a investigadores y publico en general.

Para mas informacion por favor contace a el lider de el proyecto Anne Doherty-Stephan al 915-532-7273 ext. 124.

 
1969 Chamizal-region
1969 aerial image of the Chamizal area
 

Did You Know?

Chalk Drawing

The Chamizal Convention of 1963 settled a 100-year long boundary dispute with Mexico. The Memorial is the only NPS site that commemorates the unique way the Chamizal Dispute was settled –through goodwill, diplomacy, mutual cooperation and cross-cultural understanding. More...