• 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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  • 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.

  • Construction Activity Near E Paisano Drive and S San Marcial Street

    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.

  • Construcción por las Calles San Marcial y Paisano

    Al dirigirse hacia el parque desde el lado de las calles Paisano y San Marcial, tenga mucho cuidado. Preste atención a la señales temporales de construcción mientras realizan esa obra.

Tejido Fronterizo Opening

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Date: October 11, 2012
Contact: Anne Doherty-Stephan, 915-532-7273 x124

The National Park Service is pleased to announce the opening of a new art exhibit in its Los Paisanos and Abrazos Galleries. Border Artists and Juntos Art Association have joined their artistic and creative talents for the first time to present the Tejido Fronterizo / Border Tapestry Exhibit, exploring the interweaving of Mexican and American cultures and thei perpetual evolution in our unique border region through a variety of art forms. Students from Eastlake and le Dorado Hight Schools in El Paso and Almad/Arte Charter High School in Las Cruces are displaying their work on this same theme in the Abrazos Gallery, located in the west wing of the visitor center, in conjunction with the professional art exhibit in the Los Paisanos Gallery.

A catered opening reception will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2012 form 3-6p.m. with a student award ceremony scheduled for 4:00 p.m. Local trio Ceiba will play a variety of musice on an array of acoustic instruments rooted in Mexican and other Latin American cultural traditions from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

On Saturday, October 20 from 1:00-4:00 p.m., there will be a guest speaker panel. Featured speakers include Christian Gerstheimer, Art Curator at the El Paso Art Museum; Dr. Yolanda Leyva, Dean of UTEP History Department; and Elizabeth Zarur, Art Professor at New Mexico State University.

On Saturday, October 27 from 1:00-4:00 p.m., come meet and hear directly from many of hte artists about their work and inspriation during this special program.

The Los Paisanos Gallery is open Mondays-Fridays from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and weekends by request. The Abrazos Gallery is open daily from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (closed on occasional Mondays).

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.