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1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States

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March 2014

Book signing by Hattie Wilson

March 15, 2014 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
$7.50

Local author Hattie Wilson will introduce and sign her new book, "A Splendid Expedition Led by Commander Anza". Based on research in the journals of Father Pedro Font, the book gives personal insight into Anza's extraordinary expedition to found what later became San Francisco. $7.50 fee includes admission to tour the Park.

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May 2015

Pozole Varieties in Sonora & Mexico

May 22, 2015 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 am
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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$2 – $7.50

Presentation: Pozole Varieties in Sonora & Mexico We are pleased to host Sonoran anthropologist Rene Córdova from the INSTITUTO SONORENSE DE CULTURA to speak on the culinary, historic and geographic diversity of Sonoran Pozole. The principal ingredients of pre-Columbian maize and Old World pork seasoned with chile reveal its mixed origins. There are many varieties of pozole. In Sonora the introduction of wheat by missionaries like Father Kino generated Pozole de Trigo, a pozole that includes wheat instead of maize.…

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Sonoran, Mexican and Latin Music & Song

May 24, 2015 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 am
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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$2 – $7.50

Concert: Regional Sonoran, Mexican and Latin Music and Song We are pleased to host maestro Avelino Vega who will sing a number of popular songs and ballads. Enjoy Cielito Lindo, Besame Mucho, La Malagueña and many others. Special refreshments after the performance! $7.50 adult, $2 youth 7-13, children free.

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June 2015

Opening reception: “Cerro de Trincheras Archaeological Site”

June 6, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
Free

The Consulate General of Mexico in Nogales, Arizona, Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, INAH-Sonora, Pimería Alta Historical Society Museum, the Cultural Arts Committee and Nogales International are delighted to present a special museographic exhibition: “Cerro de Trincheras Archaeological Site”. Come join us on Saturday, June 6th. @ 5:00 p.m. for the opening reception and take a journey through the history of Trincheras, from the first settlers to the current protection of the first archaeological site in the State of Sonora.…

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Exhibit:Trincheras Archaeological Site

June 6, 2015 - June 7, 2015
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Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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$2 – $7

Special Museographic Exhibition: "Cerro de Trincheras Archaeological Site" -- June 7 through September 30 Take a journey through the history of Trincheras, from the first settlers to the current protection of the first archaeological site in the State of Sonora. This 20-panel international display was produced and installed by the Sonoran division of the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH, National Institute of Anthropology and History), a Mexican federal government bureau established in 1939 to guarantee the research, preservation,…

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Living History: Spanish Colonial Foods

June 13, 2015 @ 4:00 am - 7:00 am
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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$2 – $7

Living History: Foods of the Spanish Colonial Period For the summer months we are adjusting our Old World/New World foods program to focus on 1) the native and imported fruits of New Spain, and 2) how Mexico has developed and enhanced the notion of dessert. The presentations will educate visitors about the origins, nutritional/survival values and the incredible variety of these delectable foodstuffs. Featuring a special display and samples from the Old and New Worlds. Included with park admission: $5…

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Frontier Printing Press Demonstrations

June 14, 2015 @ 4:00 am - 8:00 am
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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$2 – $7

Professional printer and teacher James Pagels demonstrates the Washington Hand Press used to print Arizona’s first newspaper in 1859 and answers questions about hand press printing, typesetting, and other aspects of this marvel of industrial engineering. Included with park admission: $5 adult, $2 youth 7-13, children free.

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Living History: Spanish Medicine

June 19, 2015 @ 4:00 am - 7:00 am
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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$2 – $7

When the Spanish soldiers and their families settled Tubac in 1752, there was no doctor or surgeon among them. It was the responsibility of the women to treat their family's physical complaints and wounds. Medicine was basic and dependent on herbs and plants known for their healing properties. This living history program features a display of medicinal herbs and plants, and knowledgeable commentary by an herbalist who will tell visitors how these plants were used by “curanderas” (healers) to treat…

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Frontier Printing Press Demonstrations

June 20, 2015 @ 4:00 am - 8:00 am
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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$2 – $7

Professional printer and teacher James Pagels demonstrates the Washington Hand Press used to print Arizona’s first newspaper in 1859 and answers questions about hand press printing, typesetting, and other aspects of this marvel of industrial engineering. Included with park admission: $5 adult, $2 youth 7-13, children free.

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Living History: Spanish Colonial Foods

June 27, 2015 @ 4:00 am - 7:00 am
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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$2 – $7

Living History: Foods of the Spanish Colonial Period For the summer months we are adjusting our Old World/New World foods program to focus on 1) the native and imported fruits of New Spain, and 2) how Mexico has developed and enhanced the notion of dessert. The presentations will educate visitors about the origins, nutritional/survival values and the incredible variety of these delectable foodstuffs. Featuring a special display and samples from the Old and New Worlds. Included with park admission: $5…

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Frontier Printing Press Demonstrations

June 28, 2015 @ 4:00 am - 8:00 am
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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$2 – $7

Professional printer and teacher James Pagels demonstrates the Washington Hand Press used to print Arizona’s first newspaper in 1859 and answers questions about hand press printing, typesetting, and other aspects of this marvel of industrial engineering. Included with park admission: $5 adult, $2 youth 7-13, children free.

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July 2015

4th of July Celebration

July 4, 2015 @ 3:00 am - 5:00 am
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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Free

Free Games, Food, Fire Engine “Squirt-down”.

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Living History: Spanish Colonial Foods

July 11, 2015 @ 4:00 am - 7:00 am
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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$2 – $7

For the summer months we are adjusting our Old World/New World foods program to focus on 1) the native and imported fruits of New Spain, and 2) how Mexico has developed and enhanced the notion of dessert. The presentations will educate visitors about the origins, nutritional/survival values and the incredible variety of these delectable foodstuffs. Featuring a special display and samples from the Old and New Worlds. Included with park admission: $5 adult, $2 youth 7-13, children free.

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Frontier Printing Press Demonstrations

July 12, 2015 @ 4:00 am - 8:00 am
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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$2 – $7

Professional printer and teacher James Pagels 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. Included with park admission $5 adult, $2 youth 7-13, children free.

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Living History: Spanish Medicine

July 17, 2015 @ 4:00 am - 7:00 am
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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$2 – $7

When the Spanish soldiers and their families settled Tubac in 1752, there was no doctor or surgeon among them. It was the responsibility of the women to treat their family's physical complaints and wounds. Medicine was basic and dependent on herbs and plants known for their healing properties. This living history program features a display of medicinal herbs and plants, and knowledgeable commentary by an herbalist who will tell visitors how these plants were used by “curanderas” (healers) to treat…

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Frontier Printing Press Demonstrations

July 18, 2015 @ 4:00 am - 8:00 am
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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$2 – $7

Professional printer and teacher James Pagels 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. Included with park admission $5 adult, $2 youth 7-13, children free.

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Foods of the Spanish Colonial Period

July 25, 2015 @ 4:00 am - 7:00 am
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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$2 – $7

For the summer months we are adjusting our Old World/New World foods program to focus on 1) the native and imported fruits of New Spain, and 2) how Mexico has developed and enhanced the notion of dessert. The presentations will educate visitors about the origins, nutritional/survival values and the incredible variety of these delectable foodstuffs. Featuring a special display and samples from the Old and New Worlds. Included with park admission: $5 adult, $2 youth 7-13, children free.

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Frontier Printing Press Demonstrations

July 26, 2015 @ 4:00 am - 8:00 am
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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$2 – $7

Professional printer and teacher James Pagels 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. Included with park admission $5 adult, $2 youth 7-13, children free.

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Movie: “The Bottom of the Bottle”

July 30, 2015 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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$7.50

Movie: “The Bottom of the Bottle” – Thursday, July 30, 2 pm For the dog days of summer come to the Presidio to enjoy classic refreshments in air conditioned Otero Hall to watch the 1956 movie, “The Bottom of the Bottle” starring Van Johnson and Joseph Cotton. It is based on the 1948 novel by the Belgian-born author of the Inspector Maigret mysteries, Georges Simenon. Simenon and his then-current mistress, lived at the north end of Pendleton Drive; his wife,…

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History Talk & Movie

July 30, 2015 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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$7.50

For the dog days of summer come to the Presidio to enjoy classic refreshments in air conditioned Otero Hall to watch the 1956 movie, “The Bottom of the Bottle” starring Van Johnson and Joseph Cotton. It is based on the 1948 novel by the Belgian-born author of the Inspector Maigret mysteries, Georges Simenon. Simenon and his then-current mistress, lived at the north end of Pendleton Drive; his wife, son, and first mistress lived near the southeast corner of Santa Gertrudis…

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August 2015

Meet the Neighbors: Desert Wildlife

August 6, 2015 @ 3:30 am - 4:30 am
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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$10

As Sonoran Desert dwellers, we have the "privilege" of living in close proximity to many plants and animals that may be unfamiliar or even scary. The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum program featuring live animals will teach us about the living habits and ecological roles of tarantulas, snakes, bats, bobcats, coyotes, raptors and more. They will dispel some myths and offer practical guidance to accentuate the positive and minimize the negative encounters with your wild neighbors. Come to the Presidio and get…

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Frontier Printing Press Demonstrations

August 15, 2015 @ 4:00 am - 8:00 am
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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$2 – $7

Professional printer and teacher James Pagels 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. Included with park admission $5 adult, $2 youth 7-13, children free.

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Foods of the Spanish Colonial Period

August 15, 2015 @ 4:00 am - 7:00 am
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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$2 – $7

For the summer months we are adjusting our Old World/New World foods program to focus on 1) the native and imported fruits of New Spain, and 2) how Mexico has developed and enhanced the notion of dessert. The presentations will educate visitors about the origins, nutritional/survival values and the incredible variety of these delectable foodstuffs. Featuring a special display and samples from the Old and New Worlds. Included with park admission: $5 adult, $2 youth 7-13, children free.

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Living History: Spanish Medicine

August 21, 2015 @ 4:00 am - 7:00 am
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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$2 – $7

When the Spanish soldiers and their families settled Tubac in 1752, there was no doctor or surgeon among them. It was the responsibility of the women to treat their family's physical complaints and wounds. Medicine was basic and dependent on herbs and plants known for their healing properties. This living history program features a display of medicinal herbs and plants, and knowledgeable commentary by an herbalist who will tell visitors how these plants were used by “curanderas” (healers) to treat…

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Frontier Printing Press Demonstrations

August 23, 2015 @ 4:00 am - 8:00 am
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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$2 – $7

Professional printer and teacher James Pagels 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. Included with park admission $5 adult, $2 youth 7-13, children free.

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Frontier Printing Press Demonstrations

August 29, 2015 @ 4:00 am - 8:00 am
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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$2 – $7

Professional printer and teacher James Pagels 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. Included with park admission $5 adult, $2 youth 7-13, children free.

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September 2015

Pony Up for Anza Days!

September 7, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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$12 – $15

Come to a community party to raise funds for the horses for the Anza Day reenactment ride from the Tumacacori Mission to the Presidio. Featuring a delicious B-B-Q, music, piñata and 50-50 drawing. Hosted, in part, by the Tubac Rotary. All proceeds benefit Tubac’s Anza Day celebration. $25 adults, $15 for children under 12. Tickets available at Tubac Presidio and Tumacookery. Tickets available on-line from the Tubac Chamber of Commerce:  tubacaz.com. Adult Tickets       $25 Children under 12    $15  

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Living History: Spanish Colonial Foods

September 12, 2015 @ 3:00 am - 6:00 am
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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$2 – $7

A knowledgeable volunteer describes the combination of native and introduced foods enjoyed by the Spanish soldiers and civilians who lived in Tubac during the Spanish Colonial period (1752-1776). Featuring a special display of the bounty of foods from the Old World, New World and surrounding desert used by Tubac cooks. Included with park admission: $5 adult, $2 youth 7-13, children free.

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Frontier Printing Press Demonstrations

September 13, 2015 @ 4:00 am - 8:00 am
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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$2 – $7

Professional printer and teacher James Pagels 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. Included with park admission: $5 adult, $2 youth 7-13, children free.

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Living History: Spanish Colonial Foods

September 26, 2015 @ 3:00 am - 6:00 am
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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$2 – $7

A knowledgeable volunteer describes the combination of native and introduced foods enjoyed by the Spanish soldiers and civilians who lived in Tubac during the Spanish Colonial period (1752-1776). Featuring a special display of the bounty of foods from the Old World, New World and surrounding desert used by Tubac cooks. Included with park admission: $5 adult, $2 youth 7-13, children free.

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Frontier Printing Press Demonstrations

September 26, 2015 @ 4:00 am - 8:00 am
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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$2 – $7

Professional printer and teacher James Pagels 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. Included with park admission: $5 adult, $2 youth 7-13, children free.

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October 2015

Archaeological Sites Special Tour

October 3, 2015 @ 2:30 am - 7:30 am
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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$15

In celebration of International Archaeology Month, Tubac Presidio State Historic Park will collaborate with Tumacácori National Historical Park to provide special tours of two unique archaeological sites. Join Melanie Rawlins, a National Park Service ranger, at 9:30 am for a tour of the Los Santos Ángeles de Guevavi mission, established by Father Kino in 1691, the place where the Pima Revolt began. Recent excavations have revealed evidence of extensive prehistoric habitation on the mission site, along with evidence of mission…

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Presentation: The Oteros

October 11, 2015 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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$2 – $7.50

Presentation: The Oteros: A Family of Firsts by Diana DeLugan Join us for a presentation on the Otero family with a special recognition of Don Torivio de Otero in his role as 1) Arizona's first European private landowner; 2) Arizona's first European lay teacher; and 3) the first European private landowner to construct an irrigation system. Don Torivio was awarded his land grant on January 10, 1789, three months before George Washington became president of the United States. A petition…

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Special Exhibit: “Anza Rides Again!”

October 16, 2015 - October 17, 2015
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An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until September 30, 2016

Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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$2 – $7

Special Exhibit: "Anza Rides Again!" -- October 17, 2015 through September, 2016 This special exhibit celebrates the 40th anniversary of Arizona's 1975-1976 Bicentennial Re-enactment Ride, the 100th anniversary of the National Parks System, and the 240th anniversary of Juan Bautista de Anza's expedition to Alta California to found the city of San Francisco. The exhibit consists of clothing and equipment used on the re-ride, along with original artifacts from the period of the Expedition. Rare items used to commemorate the…

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Music: Peter McLaughlin & Nick Coventry

October 18, 2015 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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$18

National flat-picking guitar champion Peter McLaughlin and violinist, gypsy jazz aficionado and composer Nick Coventry will perform in Tubac's 1885 school house. An artist in residence with the Arizona Commission on the Arts, McLaughlin has performed with a variety of bands including The Sonoran Dogs. He toured nationally and internationally as guitarist and harmony vocalist with Laurie Lewis’s band. Nick, at age 20, started his first gypsy swing band, “Les Gendarmes du Swing” and began writing and performing around his…

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Book Event: Charles Poston in Arizona

October 24, 2015 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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$2 – $7.50

Charles D. Poston, the “Father of Arizona,” is known for his early settlement of Arizona, his ownership of one of Arizona’s first silver mining companies (headquartered in Tubac), and his efforts to make Arizona a U.S. territory. He also was Arizona’s first superintendent of Indian affairs and first territorial delegate to Congress. But before any of these things happened, as a young man of twenty-eight, Poston led a daring and controversial expedition into Sonora and southern Arizona in 1854, in…

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Book signing: Arizona’s Historic Bridges

October 25, 2015 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 am
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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$2 – $7.50

Book signing: Arizona's Historic Bridges by Jerry A. Cannon and Patricia D. Morris Join us for a presentation on Arizona's historic bridges and see how the history of the state unfolds with this delightful book, profiling the bridges that define our historic transportation routes. Arizona was once just a passage for pioneers headed west for gold, religious freedom, and cheap land. Native Americans had lived in and explored the territory for years, but it was Manifest Destiny and the western…

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Cavalcade of History Catalog Launch

October 29, 2015 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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$2 – $7

The Alan B. Davis Gallery features 16 paintings by renowned Western artist William Ahrendt, each depicting a significant event in Arizona’s colorful history. The paintings and their historical narratives were featured as a special 16-part “Cavalcade of History” series in Arizona Highways magazine from 1987 through 1990. It is difficult to read all of the narratives in one visit, and each one of them is A Story Worth Telling. In collaboration with Tubac Historical Society, the Friends of the Presidio…

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November 2015

Día de los Muertos Festival & Procession

November 1, 2015 @ 3:00 am - 9:00 am
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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$7.50

The Tubac celebration of Día de los Muertos is a glorious event, exuberantly honoring our ancestors and our community. Everyone is welcome to create an ofrenda or altar and these will displayed throughout the community. At Tubac Presidio State Historic Park beginning at 10 AM and running until 4 PM, we’ll have face painting, live music, food vendors with a wonderful variety of offerings, ofrenda exhibits, intention writing, and then a splendid procession will march through the streets of Tubac…

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Talk: Geologic History of Arizona

November 14, 2015 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 am
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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$2 – $7.50

Talk: Geologic History of Arizona by Don Davidson Join us for an illustrated presentation on the geologic history of the state with focus on the differences between the Basin and Range (southern) and Colorado Plateau (northern) portions. The general nature of the rock sequences in the two provinces will be discussed with special emphasis on the Grand Canyon and the greater Tucson area. Development of regional geologic structures will also be explained by geologic era, as well as coverage of…

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Surgeons: Army Medicine in Early Arizona

November 15, 2015 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 am
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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$2 – $7.50

Surgeons in Blue: Army Medicine in Early Arizona Join author and military historian John Langellier, PhD for a fascinating discussion of bravery, challenges, contributions, and outside pursuits of many of the military doctors who served in Arizona Territory. We will hear about Edgar Mearns who was both a practicing physician and amateur archaeologist as well as the redheaded Irishman Dr. Bernard J.J. Irwin who received the Medal of Honor for his daring efforts in command of a rescue party against…

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Guided Tour of the Barrio de Tubac

November 18, 2015 @ 4:00 am - 6:00 am
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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$10

Guided Tour of the Barrio de Tubac Archaeological Site Special tour by local experts 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…

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Chocolate! 1000 Years and Counting

November 18, 2015 @ 4:00 am - 7:00 am
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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$2 – $7

Chocolate! 1000 Years and Counting 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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Chocolate! 1000 Years and Counting

November 20, 2015 @ 4:00 am - 7:00 am
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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$2 – $7

Chocolate! 1000 Years and Counting - Friday, November 20, 11am to 2pm 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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Legends -Treasures of Santa Catalinas

November 21, 2015 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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$2 – $7.50

Book Event: Legends & Treasures of the Santa Catalinas by Robert Zucker and collaborator William Carter The legends of lost mines, treasure, and even a lost mission in the Santa Catalina Mountains have been passed down by word of mouth for generations. There is a degree of historical truth to some of these legendary tales. The most famous legend of the Santa Catalina Mountains, the Iron Door Mine, helped launch an early American hunt for gold in the 1860s. Adventure…

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Concert: Canciones Mexicanas

November 22, 2015 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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$14 – $20

Teodoro ‘Ted’ Ramirez Artist-in-Residence Concert Series: Canciones Mexicanas - A Southwest Celebration Music is the heart and soul of Mexico. Artist-in-residence Teodoro "Ted" Ramirez has assembled an amazing group for this celebration of Mexican song in all its variety. We’ll hear Boleros, Corridas, Huapangos and more. Guitarists and vocalists Bobby Benton and Ed Cordova as well as Ray "Chino" Lizarraga, Sergio Armendariz, and Jose Zuniga, the Trio Los Galanes will make the 1885 schoolhouse ring with joy. Don't miss this…

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The Bottom of the Bottle

November 28, 2015 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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$7.50

A narrated showing of the major motion picture "The Bottom of the Bottle." The Bottom of the Bottle (about life on the Baca Float Ranch in 1948-49) that was filmed locally in Rio Rico, Nogales, Patagonia, and Old Tucson Studios. This may be the only major movie made in Santa Cruz County that was about the people who lived here. For people who missed this event last July when this event was sold out and we had to turn people…

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Guided Tour of the Barrio de Tubac

November 29, 2015 @ 4:00 am - 6:00 am
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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$10

Guided Tour of the Barrio de Tubac Archaeological Site Special tour by local experts 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…

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December 2015

Chocolate! 1000 Years and Counting

December 4, 2015 @ 4:00 am - 7:00 am
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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$2 – $7

Chocolate! 1000 Years and Counting 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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Old Fashioned Fourth of July

December 8, 2015 @ 1:00 am - 10:00 am
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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Old Fashioned Fourth of July - July 4, 2016, 10 am to 12 noon- Games, hot dogs, nachos, watermelon and a Fire Engine “squirt down”. Fun for the while family.

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Talk: Apache Culture-by Jack Lasseter

December 12, 2015 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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$15

Apache Culture - Special Presentation by Jack Lasseter This talk focuses on the Apache people and their culture. It covers who they were, where they came from, how they lived, what they ate, how they raised their children. It covers their religion, ceremonies, sense of humor and morality. Theirs is a fascinating story, and an important one: key to understanding these famous people. Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served. $15 per lecture. A portion of the proceeds will benefit…

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Christmas Concert with Ted Ramirez

December 13, 2015 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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$14 – $18

Southwestern Christmas Concert with Ted Ramirez Our own Artist-in-Residence Teodoro ‘Ted’ Ramirez will give his annual “Holiday Season Concert” in the 1885 Territorial Schoolhouse. The beautiful folk dancers Leah and Athena Blue will again join him in this special family concert. Recognized as the foremost Southwestern folksinger and storyteller, Ramirez is a direct descendent of the first Spanish families who settled Tubac in 1752. His personal connection adds depth and warmth to his stories and songs. Tickets $18 adults, free…

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Guided Tour of the Barrio de Tubac

December 17, 2015 @ 4:00 am - 6:00 am
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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$10

Guided Tour of the Barrio de Tubac Archaeological Site Special tour by local experts 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…

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Chocolate! 1000 Years and Counting

December 18, 2015 @ 4:00 am - 7:00 am
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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$2 – $7

Chocolate! 1000 Years and Counting - 11 am to 2 pm 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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Concert: Nuevo Mundo

December 19, 2015 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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$14 – $15

Concert: Nuevo Mundo Come and enjoy Christmas music from the Old and New World! Make your holiday season special by celebrating the history of our local culture. Works by Salazar, Guerrero, Encina, Fernandez, and everyone’s favorite, Anonymous. Program includes the first performance of transcriptions from original Mexican Colonial manuscripts! Nuevo Mundo, Cochise College’s early music ensemble, specializes in the performance of early vocal and instrumental music of Spain and the Americas. Proceeds from the concert to be divided between the…

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Special Chocolate and Wine Event

December 20, 2015 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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$12.50

Chocolate! 1000 Years and Counting - Fridays, December 4 and 18, 11 am to 2 pm 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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Guided Tour of the Barrio de Tubac

December 30, 2015 @ 4:00 am - 6:00 am
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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$10

Special tour by local experts 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 fee includes admission…

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January 2016

Chocolate! 1000 Years and Counting

January 8, 2016 @ 4:00 am - 7:00 am
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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$2 – $7

Chocolate! 1000 Years and Counting - Fridays, January 8 and 29, 11 am to 2 pm 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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Prehistoric Rio Rico Revealed, Part 1

January 10, 2016 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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$2 – $7.50

Presentation: Prehistoric Rio Rico Revealed – by Dwight Thibodeaux, Sundays, January 10, 17, and 24, 2 pm Historian Dwight Thibodeaux spoke last winter about the history of greater Rio Rico, and we learned about historic Rio Rico. Well, what happened in Rio Rico before Padre Kino and the Spanish arrived? Dwight has developed a new series of talks on Pre-historic Rio Rico. They will be presented on three successive Sunday afternoons. In Part 1 learn about how Mother Nature created…

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Guided Tour of the Barrio de Tubac

January 12, 2016 @ 4:00 am - 6:00 am
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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$10

Guided Tour of the Barrio de Tubac Archaeological Site – Tuesday, January 12, 11 am – 1 pm Special tour by local experts 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…

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Special Talk: Cochise by Jack Lasseter

January 16, 2016 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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$15

Cochise - Special Presentation by Jack Lasseter, Saturday, January 16, 2 pm Jack will tell the exciting story of Cochise, the Chiricahua Apaches’ greatest leader. We will learn about the man himself, about the famous Bascom Affair that precipitated his 11-year war with the U.S. Jack also addresses the tactics that made him so successful in war, and describes Cochise's relationship with his American blood-brother Tom Jeffords (a real man who's buried in Evergreen Cemetery), as well as the peace…

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Prehistoric Rio Rico Revealed, Part 2

January 17, 2016 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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$2 – $7.50

Presentation: Prehistoric Rio Rico Revealed – by Dwight Thibodeaux, Sundays, January 10, 17, and 24, 2 pm Historian Dwight Thibodeaux spoke last winter about the history of greater Rio Rico, and we learned about historic Rio Rico. Well, what happened in Rio Rico before Padre Kino and the Spanish arrived? Dwight has developed a new series of talks on Pre-historic Rio Rico. They will be presented on three successive Sunday afternoons. In Part I learn about how Mother Nature created…

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Prehistoric Rio Rico Revealed, Part 3

January 24, 2016 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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$2 – $7.50

Presentation: Prehistoric Rio Rico Revealed – by Dwight Thibodeaux, Sundays, January 10, 17, and 24, 2 pm Historian Dwight Thibodeaux spoke last winter about the history of greater Rio Rico, and we learned about historic Rio Rico. Well, what happened in Rio Rico before Padre Kino and the Spanish arrived? Dwight has developed a new series of talks on Pre-historic Rio Rico. They will be presented on three successive Sunday afternoons. In Part I learn about how Mother Nature created…

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Chocolate! 1000 Years and Counting

January 29, 2016 @ 4:00 am - 7:00 am
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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$2 – $7

Chocolate! 1000 Years and Counting - Fridays, January 8 and 29, 11 am to 2 pm 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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Guided Tour of the Barrio de Tubac

January 29, 2016 @ 4:00 am - 6:00 am
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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$10

Guided Tour of the Barrio de Tubac Archaeological Site - Friday, January 29, 11 am – 1 pm Special tour by local experts 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…

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Concert: Run Boy Run

January 30, 2016 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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$14 – $18

Concert: Run Boy Run Tucson five piece Run Boy Run blends bluegrass, folk and the old timey American vernacular, utilizing the very best of each style and adding their own creative touch. The Band's sound is dynamic with an orchestral feel - a blend of beautiful vocal harmony and bluegrass instrumentation, including cello, masterfully played - guaranteed to please everyone. Don’t miss this one! Admission is $18 for adults, free admission for children 14 and under. Seating is limited and…

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February 2016

Teodoro Ted Ramirez Artist-in-Residence Concert: Sue Harris and Nancy Elliot

February 21, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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$14 – $18

Teodoro Ted Ramirez Artist-in-Residence Concert: Sue Harris and Nancy Elliot Don’t miss the legendary Sue Harris and the amazing Nancy Elliott as they present solo sets of Americana and Cowboy Folk. These ladies will steal your hearts with beautiful music and delightful humor. Sue is a fantastic Western Music folksinger and poet. Her presentations are quirky, dramatic, sometimes wistful, and she draws her audience into the mystical world of the American West. Nancy’s alluring vocal style and guitar is sure…

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April 2016

The Soldiers Who Fought the Apache – Special Presentation by Jack Lasseter

April 2, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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$15

Jack tells the other side of the Apache story, the story of the soldiers who fought them and answers these questions: What was it like to be a soldier stationed at Ft. Bowie trying to subdue the Apaches? What tactics did General Crook and his officers use that made them finally successful? What really happened to bring an end to Apache violence in the Southwest, and what happened to these brave people? Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served. $15…

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October 2016

Anza Days

October 15, 2016 @ 1:00 am - 5:00 am
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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Free

Anza Days Celebration – Saturday, October 15, 8:00 am until noon. Free event celebrating the trip from Tubac, Arizona that founded San Francisco. For information call 520/398-2252.  

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November 2016

Guided Tour of the Barrio de Tubac Archaeological Site

November 9, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 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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February 2017

Guided Tour of the Barrio de Tubac Archaeological Site

February 15, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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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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November 2018

Tubac Presidio Speaker Event “The Plains Indian Wars, 1st Half – Special Presentation by Jack Lasseter”

November 17, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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$15.00

It is an American saga that is too large to be told in one sitting. The first half of the story takes us from those early troubles along the Platte River Trail in the 1850s, to spring of 1868, when the Lakota Sioux have gained control of the Northern Plains, and the Cheyenne Dog Soldiers with full fury are repeatedly raiding railroad routes on the Central Plains. Jack will tell us about various incidents and fights, describe the Sioux and…

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