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Contact: Mark Calamia, 915-532-7273 ext.131
Superintendent F. Gus Sanchez is pleased to invite the public to a dedication ceremony hosted by Chamizal National Memorial and the El Paso County Historical Commission for a new historical marker featuring Estela Portillo Trambley. The ceremony will begin at 11:00 am on Saturday, February 24, 2018 in the Spanish Garden between the Memorial’s Cultural Center and Administrative Building. Light refreshments will follow.
“We are happy that this monument to Estela Portillo Trambley will remain at Chamizal National Memorial. This is an appropriate place to honor a native of El Paso who experienced first-hand the events surrounding the Chamizal treaty, which this park commemorates, and who debuted many of her plays in the Memorial’s theater. We hope that she, as someone who understood Chamizal National Memorial to be a symbol of reconciliation and friendship between the United States and Mexico, would be honored to have her legacy represented here as well,” said Sanchez.
Speakers at the dedication program include Janine Young, chair of the El Paso County Historical Commission; F. Gus Sanchez, superintendent of Chamizal National Memorial; Tracey Trambley, daughter of Estela Portillo Trambley; and Dr. Yolanda Chávez Leyva of the Department of History at the University of Texas at El Paso. For more information about the historical marker, contact the El Paso County Historical Commission. For information about the dedication program, contact Mark Calamia, PhD, Cultural Resources Program Manager for Chamizal National Memorial at 915-532-7273 ext. 131. To learn about other events at Chamizal National Memorial, please visit our event calendar.