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Photos: César E. Chávez National Monument


October 8, 2012

Secretary Salazar joined President Obama for the establishment of the César E. Chávez National Monument at Nuestra Señora Reina de la Paz in Keene, California, Chávez’ home and the headquarters of the United Farm Workers of America (UFW) since the early 1970s when Chávez was its president.

The National Park Service will manage the new national monument as the 398th unit of the National Park System in cooperation with the National Chávez Center. In consultation with the UFW, the César Chávez Foundation and members of César Chávez’ family, the Center donated properties at La Paz, including the Chávez home where Helen Chávez will continue to reside, the Memorial Garden where César Chávez is buried, and Visitor Center, to the federal government. Once the land was donated to the federal government, President Obama used the Antiquities Act to create the César E. Chávez National Monument.


  • Secretary Salazar with Dolores Huerta, Founder of the United Farm Workers. Tami A. Heilemann-Office of Communications
    Secretary Salazar with Dolores Huerta, Founder of the United Farm Workers.
  • Several people attend the César E. Chávez National Monument establishment. Tami A. Heilemann-Office of Communications
    Several people attend the César E. Chávez National Monument establishment.
  • Secretary Salazar speaking at the establishment of the César E. Chávez National Monument. Tami A. Heilemann-Office of Communications
    Secretary Salazar speaking at the establishment of the César E. Chávez National Monument.
  • President Obama making remarks at the establishment of the César E. Chávez National Monument.  The monument will be the fourth national monument designated by President Obama using the Antiquities Act. Tami A. Heilemann-Office of Communications
    President Obama speaking at the establishment of the César E. Chávez National Monument
  • President Obama continuing remarks at the establishment of César E. Chávez National Monument.  In consultation with the UFW, the César Chávez Foundation and members of César Chávez’ family, the Center donated properties at La Paz, including the Chávez home where Helen Chávez will continue to reside, the Memorial Garden where César Chávez is buried, and Visitor Center, to the federal government. Once the land was donated to the federal government, President Obama used the Antiquities Act to create the César E. Chávez National Monument. Tami A. Heilemann-Office of Communications
    President Obama making remarks
  • Secretary Salazar with Dolores Huerta, Founder of the United Farm Workers.
  • Several people attend the César E. Chávez National Monument establishment.
  • Secretary Salazar speaking at the establishment of the César E. Chávez National Monument.
  • President Obama speaking at the establishment of the César E. Chávez National Monument
  • President Obama making remarks