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“Meet the Authors” Book Signing and Reception
October 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Join the staff of Tumacácori National Historical Park and the Western National Parks Association (WNPA) in honoring the contributions of some of our favorite authors – historians and folklorists who bring the culture, nature, and community of Tumacácori to life. On Friday, October 27, from 4:00 to 6:00, WNPA and Tumacácori will host a gathering of the authors of many of the most important books about this region. Authors will be available to discuss and sign their works. All books will be available for sale. Authors include:
Nick Bleser, Tumacácori from Mission to National Monument
Jim Griffith, A Border Runs Through It, A Shared Space, Beliefs and Holy Places, and Folk Saints of the Borderlands
Carlos Herrera, Juan Bautista de Anza The King’s Governor in New Mexico
John Kessel, Mission of Sorrows and Friars Soldiers and Reformers
Tom Prezelski, Californio Lancers: The 1st Battalion of Native Cavalry in the Far West, 1863–1866
Mark Santiago, Massacre at the Yuma Crossing
Refreshments will be available. Volunteers from the Sonoran Institute will offer short walks to the Santa Cruz River at 4:30, 5:00, and 5:30.
Tumacácori National Historical Park is located 45 miles south of Tucson and 15 miles north of Nogales. Take exit 29 from I-19 and follow the signs. For more information, call Tumacácori NHP at 520-377-5060, or visit the park website, at nps.gov/tuma.