Celebrate Chicano Park and its Murals as National Treasures March 15, 2013, 11:30 am

Posted: March 15th, 2013

Chicano Park Restoration 2011

Chicano Park and the Chicano Park Monumental Murals in San Diego are now officially recognized as national treasures!

Join San Diego Mayor Bob Filner and community members at a press conference at Chicano Park on Friday, March 15 at 11:30 a.m. The City of San Diego will be announcing the placement of Chicano Park and the Chicano Park Monumental Murals on the National Register of Historic Places.

Chicano Park and the Chicano Park Monumental Murals are emblematic of the Chicano Civil Rights Movement and bring together community members and activists in honor of their struggles and achievements. The California Historical Resources Commission approved the nomination for placement of Chicano Park and the Chicano Park Monumental Murals on the National Register on November 9, 2012 and the Keeper of the Register approved it on January 23, 2013.

Click here to read the invitation to the press conference from San Diego Mayor Filner.

Click here to see photos of the restoration of the Chicano Park Murals in 2011.