About The Tubac Historical Society

Our History

The History of The Tubac Historical Society

In 1967 concerned citizens united to save the Old Tubac Schoolhouse, built in 1885. This group quickly realized that Tubac had an abundance of historic structures, reflecting a surprisingly rich history for such a modest village. They recognized the need for their preservation, and The Tubac Historical Society was founded for that purpose.

THS remains a critical custodian of the history of Tubac and the Santa Cruz River Valley. Members of the society are dedicated to the conservancy of the history of the many cultures that have called Tubac home. We strive to make that history available to the public in our Brownell Research Center located at the Tubac Community Center in Tubac, and online through our online catalog. We invite you to visit us or log on to learn more about this fascinating area.

Our Mission

To support research on the history of Tubac and the Santa Cruz River Valley, preserve that history, and share it with the public.

Our Vision

The Tubac Historical Society will be a broad based institution that:

  1. Fosters an appreciation of the importance of historical materials amd provides leadership in their preservation and public accessibility.
  2. Encourages high standards in the research, documentation, preservation and interpretation of historical materials.
  3. Supports the application of historical knowledge so as to enrich public understanding of our community.

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