• 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

Deadline for 2013 Permit Applications

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Date: December 13, 2012
Contact: Anne Doherty-Stephan, 915.532.7273 x124

Chamizal National Memorial is now accepting applications for Special Use Permits and Commercial Use Authorizations to use the theater and grounds during July through December, 2013. The open booking period closes on December 15, 2012. A reminder that each application must include the $50 non-refundable administrative processing fee and all applications for theater use must also include the Cultural Significance Questionnaire. Application packets are available at the Memorial and on our website at http://www.nps.gov/cham/planyourvisit/feesandreservations.htm

For questions or more information, please contact the Memorial at (915) 532-7273 or visit our website at www.nps.gov/cham.

 

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.