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Tubac Presidio State Historic Park

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December 2017

Living History: Spinning

December 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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$2 - $13

Spinning is one of the oldest surviving crafts in the world. The tradition of weaving traces back to Neolithic times – approximately 12,000 years ago. Watch and learn how fiber and spinning impacted human activity from ancient to modern times. A knowledgeable volunteer will demonstrate how the spinning wheel produces thread from fiber, and you are welcome to experience spinning with a drop spindle. Included with park admission, $5 adult, $2 youth 7-13, children free.

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Frontier Printing Press Demonstrations

December 14 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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$2 - $13

A knowledgeable volunteer demonstrates the Washington Hand Press used to print Arizona’s first newspaper in 1859 and answers questions about hand press printing, type setting, and other aspects of this marvel of industrial engineering. You will get to set type and print small samples to take with you. Included with park admission: $5 adult, $2 youth 7-13, children free.

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Guided Tour of the Barrio de Tubac Archaeological Site

December 16 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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$10

Special tour by Phil Halpenny and Gwen Griffin of the Spanish colonial archaeological site just south of the Park which preserves the remains of the original Tubac town site, including residence foundations, plaza area, refuse area and partial irrigation ditch. Meet at the Park’s Visitor Center. Tour involves a walk of about 1-1/4 miles. The Archaeological Conservancy protects this site and participants are asked to sign 'An Acknowledgement of Risk Factors' before entering. Wear walking shoes, sunscreen and hat. $10…

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Revolutionary America-Special Presentation by Jack Lasseter

December 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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$15

One of Jack’s favorite subjects, this is the story of the founding of America and what those founding fathers were trying to create here in the New World. The story includes all the famous characters: Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Benedict Arnold, John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and John Marshall; and Jack even includes what was going on with the Spanish out here in the Southwest at the time. Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served.…

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Southwestern Christmas Concert with Ted Ramirez and Special Guests

December 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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$20

Experience the joy of the season with our own Artist-in-Residence Teodoro ‘Ted’ Ramirez in the 1885 Territorial Schoolhouse, sharing the stage with his musical friends: Ellen Murphy Edmondson, Earl Edmondson, and Ismael Barajas. Don't forget to invite visiting friends and neighbors. Tickets $20 adults, free for children 14 and younger. Seating is limited, please call now for reservations, 520-398-2252.

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Frontier Printing Press Demonstrations

December 19 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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$2 - $13

A knowledgeable volunteer demonstrates the Washington Hand Press used to print Arizona’s first newspaper in 1859 and answers questions about hand press printing, type setting, and other aspects of this marvel of industrial engineering. You will get to set type and print small samples to take with you. Included with park admission: $5 adult, $2 youth 7-13, children free.

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Chocolate! 1000 Years and Counting

December 23 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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$2 - $7

Come discover the rich history of chocolate in the Southwest. Taste a cacao bean, learn how the Mayans and pre-Columbian Native Americans prepared their chocolate, and sample the energy drink that fueled the 1774 and 1775 Anza expeditions from Tubac to Alta California. Included with park admission $5 adult, $2 youth, children free.

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January 2018

Teodoro ‘Ted’ Ramirez Artist-in-Residence Concert Series: Walt Michael

January 14, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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$20

The Presidio is fortunate to once again host the legendary Walt Michael, Founder and Executive Director of Common Ground on the Hill, live in concert, at the historic schoolhouse in Tubac Presidio Park. Whether you realize it or not, you have heard Walt's captivating music playing, either watching the Olympics, viewing a PBS program, or during a play on Broadway. Walt's appearance is a very Special Event in our Teodoro Ted Ramirez Artist-in-Residence concert series. Admission is $20 for adults,…

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The Law in Territorial Arizona – Presentation by Jack Lasseter

January 20, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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$15

This is one of Jack’s favorite talks because it tells the story of how this land was acquired from the Mexicans; the Spanish law that came with it and is still with us today; the early counties which included our lost county, Pah-Ute County, which is now that part of Nevada where Las Vegas is located; why we have the 15 counties we have; why it took so long for us to become a territory and eventually a state; what…

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PO Box 1866
Tubac, AZ 85646
Main Phone: 520-398-2704
Direct Line: 520-398-2704
Email: info@tubacaz.com

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