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Tubac History on Thursday Afternoon with Dan Judkins, December 26, 2024

December 26 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

“Tubac History on a Thursday Afternoon”

December 26, 2024 – Focused topic will be “Tubac-area history from 1852-1858.

This is not your typical history “lecture.” It is a great opportunity to enjoy the relaxed informality of a small-group discussion to bring up history questions, thoughts.

The meetings begin at 3:30 pm in the “Yellow Casita,” next door to The Historical Society’s location at 6 Burruel St.

Please bring a drink for yourself and a small snack or appetizer to share. We encourage you to bring a Tubac-area history question, comment, or thought.

The discussion session starts with those who wish to ask a history question or comment. The atmosphere is very relaxed and informal. After this beginning the discussion session on the focused topic of the day will begin.

All are welcome to this free event!  No RSVP required.

The 2024 Schedule:
January 25, 2024 – Focused topic will be “Interesting events and stories from along the trail from Tubac to San Francisco from October 1775 to June 1776.” This will not be the usual re-telling of the basics of the Anza trek with local colonists to California, but rather sharing some of the human stories of events along the way.
February 29, 2024 – Focused topic will be “Tubac-area history from 1776 to 1801.”
March 28, 2024 – “Tubac walk-about with the 1776 Urrutia map in hand,” – a slow walk of about 1-2 miles, from the THS Casita, through the Presidio, to the Morris Park, and to the south edge of the open field at the Valle Verde Ranch bed-and-breakfast, and back. We will see parts of the old Spanish Road and several segments of the acequia, shown on the 1767 and still visible today.
April 25, 2024 – Focused topic will be “Deep, DEEP History of the Tubac Area Landscape – formation of the mountains, the valley and the Santa Cruz River, and Evolution of the Climate/Plants/Animals.” The landscape determines in many ways, the opportunities people have, and therefore the events of history.
May 30, 2024 – Focused topic will be “Tubac-area history from 1802-1822.”
June, July, & August, 2024 – No meeting.
September 26, 2024 – Focused topic will be “Tubac-area history from 1823-1848.”
October 31, 2024 – Focused topic will be “Tubac-area history from 1849-1851.”
November 28, 2024 – No meeting due to the Thanksgiving holiday.


December 26
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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Customs House Casita
6 Burruel
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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