• Flying artillery crew in action.

    Palo Alto Battlefield

    National Historical Park Texas

Getting Ready for 2016

The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. To us, it's not about cakes and candles — it's about being an organization ready to take on the challenges of our second century. Our blueprint to get there — A Call to Action — outlines the innovative work we want to accomplish. Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park is a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we're doing locally and get involved!


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  • Park Partners With Local Housing Authority

    Youth from the Brownsville Housing Authority prepare luminarias for the annual Memorial Illumination.

    Palo Alto partners with the Brownsville Housing Authority and introduces a new segment of the city’s population to the park. Read more

  • Park Seeks The Truth

    Dr. Bruce Winders addresses the crowd.

    Who started the war between the United States and Mexico? Did Antonio López de Santa Anna grant Texas independence? Can Texas secede from the United States? Ask a number of history teachers in Texas and you will get a variety of answers—and not all of them correct. Read more

  • Parks to People

    Distance Learning session in progress

    Palo Alto is using Distance Learning to connect visitors to the park to other NPS site across the country. Read more

  • Roll Call!

    Arnold Mendoza, teacher at Los Fresnos High School, helps students enter muster roll information.

    Service Learning: Connecting Local Youth to History and Heritage. Twenty-five Los Fresnos High School students started a service learning project with Palo Alto Battlefield NHP. Using Ohio volunteer muster rolls and working closely with a park ranger, these youth entered over two regiments into an interactive searchable database. Read more

  • Student Rangers To The Rescue

    Park Steward leading a field trip activity.

    Each year, Palo Alto Battlefield provides numerous field trips to the many school in the surrounding community, but each year the park finds that it lacks the staff to meet the growing level of demand. The solution? Develop a corps of Student Rangers to help provide the programs. Read more

Did You Know?

Battle of Palo Alto

Numerous counties in the State of Iowa take their names from people and places of the U.S.-Mexican War. Taylor County, Page County and Ringgold County honor General Zachary Taylor, Captain John Page, and Major Samuel Ringgold, all of whom served in that battle.