Shaw D. Kinsley Lecture Series Presents: Author Linda Strader talks about her book, “Summer of Fire”

Shaw D. Kinsley Lecture Series Presents: Author Linda Strader talks about her book, “Summer of Fire” It took some real courage and spunk to be the first woman firefighter in our Santa Rita Mountains. Linda Strader was the gal! You’ll love her, be amazed at her story, and want Summers of Fire at the top of your winter reading list. See you there! $10 per ticket. A portion of the proceeds supports our education and preservation programs. Please call for reservations, 520-398-2252. Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burrell St.

Art in the Park Series: “Exuberance: An Artistic Botanical Experience”

Art in the Park Series: “Exuberance: An Artistic Botanical Experience”- November 14 thru April 10, 2020-2021 – Deadline for submission: May 31, 2020
Calling all creative thinkers, independent spirits and garden dreamers. The Presidio, dedicated to the conservation and preservation of history and art, is inviting you to participate in an outdoor garden art exhibit for an entire Tubac season! This will be a collection of art installations to be displayed outdoors for public viewing at our 11-acre grounds from November of 2020 until April of 2021. We welcome all artists! Exuberance: An Artistic Botanical Experience will be a collection of art installations to be displayed outdoors for public viewing at the 8-acre grounds of the Tubac Presidio. It will attract visitors who are interested in garden art created by local artists, gardeners and people like themselves. This endeavor is a celebration of individuality and collaboration, traditional and experimental, natural and artificial. We welcome any art installation that celebrates flora and fauna with emphasis on creative approaches for the garden and with an environmental focus on any of the following: sustainability, climate change, naturalism and native plants. All components of the installation should withstand all weather conditions. Participants may also create small garden vignettes that capture the essence of outdoor living. It may contain furniture, table settings, shade sails or anything that captures the story as part of a whole. We also encourage installing a stand-alone sculpture piece in any medium that can hold up to Tubac’s varied temperatures and weather. A celebration is scheduled for November 14, 2020 and Mar 27, 2021, 9 AM – 1 PM for the formal opening and closing dates of the show. Garden Crawls (tours) will be scheduled periodically throughout the season. If you have any questions, or would like to volunteer or be a sponsor, please do not hesitate to contact Myrna at or 720-220-9307. Deadline for submission is May 31, 2020.

“Following the Stars” Art exhibition Deadline 3/31/20

“Following the Stars” art exhibition – May 16th, 2020- September 7th, 2020, Tubac Presidio
Submission deadline: March 31, 2020. Organized by the Presidio and the Tubac Heritage Alliance’s Dark Sky Committee as we continue the process of applying for two dark sky designations from the International Dark Sky Association: a Dark Sky Park designation for the Presidio and a Dark Sky Community designation for Tubac. The Tubac Presidio State Historic Park & Museum invites artists to submit work inspired by our region’s magnificent night sky. Ideas may include but are not limited to: early celestial navigation, nocturnal wildlife and bird migration, and humankind’s quest to challenge the boundaries of our earthbound existence. A selection of artwork will be chosen for advanced showing during International Dark Sky Week, April 19 – 25, 2020, and will be accompanied by several dark sky presentations. The full art exhibition will be held at the Presidio Museum from May 16th through Labor Day. Advanced Showing Dates: Sunday, April 19 – Saturday, April 25, 2020, Full Exhibition Dates: Saturday, May 16 – Labor Day, 2020
• Submission Deadline: March 31, 2020
• Acceptance Notification: April 10, 2020
• Artwork Delivery Deadline: April 16, 2020. Tubac Presidio State Historic Park & Museum 1 Burruel Street #1296Tubac, AZ 85646 Email: Phone: (520) 398-2252

Smithsonian Museum Day

Mark your calendar for America’s annual celebration of boundless curiosity. Museum Day brings together museums, zoos & cultural centers from all 50 states to offer FREE admission to all ticket holders. This year, Museum Day will celebrate EARTH OPTIMISM! Museum Day is moving from Fall to Spring in 2020 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. The annual Museum Day event will take place on Saturday, April 4th. FREE tickets are available February 27, 2020. Go to the link below to get your tickets: