About The Tubac Historical Society

Our History

For over 50 years, The Tubac Historical Society has worked to preserve the unique history of Tubac and the Santa Cruz River Valley including:

  • Helping save the Tubac 1885 Old Schoolhouse and the Tubac Presidio State Park and Museum
  • Establishing the Elizabeth Brownell Research Library
  • Building an extensive Oral History Collection
  • Creating an Online Catalogue of our collection of Area Maps, Artist Biographies, Local Family Histories, and more.
  •  Presenting the popular Breakfast with History Series
  • Assisting Researchers from All Over the World with Research Requests 
  • Producing Popular Exhibits on Local Historical Topics

 We invite you to visit our research library and visitor center, a 1914 adobe building at 6 Burruel Street, in Tubac just opposite the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park and Museum.  To learn more about our fascinating history,  browse our online catalogue and online exhibits.  We also invite you to become a member, volunteer, or donate

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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