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Among the many ways we support the community is by hosting Breakfasts with History.  In this lecture series, knowledgeable speakers provide insight into the varied and interesting history of life in the Santa Cruz River Valley. 

In the spring, the society celebrates with an Annual Picnic at a historic site. Also, periodically we sponsor field trips to archaeological and historical sites. 

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Breakfast With History – Day of the Dead

October 15, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am

$20 – $25

Gloria Fraser Giffords graduated from the University of Arizona with a BFA and MA in art history, specializing in Spanish colonial art.  Her master’s thesis “Mexican Folk Retablos” was first published by the University of Arizona Press and later reissued by the University of New Mexico Press.
The fruit of more than 30 years of studying and photographing religious structures in Northern New Spain resulted in “Sanctuaries of Earth, Stone and Light”, published by the University of Arizona Press. Besides her interest in art and architecture in the area , she is also an art conservator and Fellow with the American Institute for Conservation with principal interest in polychrome statuary and oil on canvas and metal surfaces. She recently closed her studio for art conservation  after  50 years, and is now interested principally in revising her folk retablo tome.

Speaker: Gloria Giffords
Author, Art Conservator, Collector, Art Historian and leading authority on Spanish Colonial Art
Cost per ticket: $20 members; $25 non members at 508 398-2020

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October 15, 2019
8:30 am - 10:30 am
$20 – $25
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Wisdom’s Cafe
1931 E. Frontage Road
Tumacacori, Arizona 85640
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