The Chamizal Treaty of 1963 was a milestone in diplomatic relations between Mexico and the United States. Chamizal National Memorial was established to commemorate this treaty which resulted in the peaceful settlement of a century-long boundary dispute between the neighboring countries. Far more than mere acreage, Chamizal is an idea, a dynamic process, dedicated to furthering the spirit of understanding and goodwill between two nations that share one border.
Chamizal National Memorial serves as an open door to increase visitor awareness to continually value cooperation, diplomacy and cultural values as a basic means to conflict resolution. Chamizal provides visitors with ample opportunity to better understand, not only other cultures, but their own cultural roots as well.