• 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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Los Que Se Quedan

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Date: November 10, 2011
Contact: Anne Doherty-Stephan, 915-532-7273 x124

The National Park Service, the El Paso Mexican Consulate and El Centro Cultural Mexicano Paso del Norte Host International Photo Exhibit

The National Park Service, the El Paso Mexican Consulate and El Centro Cultural Mexicano Paso del Norte are hosting an international traveling photographic exhibit, "Los Que Se Quedan" or "Those Who Remain" in the Los Paisanos Gallery at Chamizal National Memorial from November 10 until December 10, 2011.

This poignant photographic collection by Carlos Hagerman and Juan Carlos Rulfo tells the personal stories and provides an intimate and discerning depiction of the impact of emigration on families and villages left behind by loved ones who traveled north to find work in the United States. The exhibit is open daily from 9 am until 5 pm. Admission is free.

A public reception at 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 10 in the Los Paisanos Gallery at Chamizal National Memorial at 800 S. San Marcial Street will mark the official opening of the exhibition.

Did You Know?

Chamizo Plant

Chamizal National Memorial is named after a plant. Chamizal means "land where the chamiso grows". The Spanish word "chamiso" is the common name for four-wing saltbush (atriplex canescens). More...