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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: Feb. 2018

Breakfast with History: February 21 at the Cow Palace restaurant. Guest speaker Rick Collins, National Park Ranger at Tumacacori, and volunteer at the Tubac Presidio State Park, will talk about “Contrary History and Frontier Tidbits”, a re-look at popular Southern Arizona history. Cost: $20 for members, $25 for non-members. Reservations requested by calling 520 398-2020 […]

$20 – $25

Breakfast with History: Padres, Protectors, Promoters, and More!

Wisdom's Cafe 1931 E. Frontage Road, Tumacacori, Arizona

Guest speaker, John Cloninger, former THS Board President: An overview of the history of Tubac and the Santa Cruz Valley from the late 1600s to the 1920s with key dates, events, and lesser-known stories about the people who lived there.

$25 – $30

Breakfast with History – Friend of Cochise

Wisdom's Cafe 1931 E. Frontage Road, Tumacacori, Arizona

Breakfast With History, November 14 at 8:30 a.m. at Wisdoms Café in Tumacácori will feature Tucson actor, Van Fowers impersonating Tom Jeffords. According to Wikipedia, Tom Jeffords was a United States Army scout, Indian agent, prospector, and superintendent of overland mail in the Arizona Territory. His friendship with Apache leader Cochise was instrumental in ending the Indian wars in that region. Please join us for this entertaining […]

$25 – $30

Breakfast With History – Day of the Dead

Wisdom's Cafe 1931 E. Frontage Road, Tumacacori, Arizona

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 […]

$20 – $25

November Breakfast with History

Tubac Historical Society Breakfast with History:

Daniel Judkins, author, historian, former president of the  Tubac Historical Society board presents "Early Farms, Ranches and Roads near Tubac, 1740-1861".

Date: Friday, November 15th, 8:30 am.
Location: Tubac Golf Resort.  Geronimo Room.

$25 – $30

Who Settled Tubac? When and Why?

Tubac Golf Resort Geronimo Room 1 AVE DE OTERO ROAD, TUBAC, AZ 85646, Tubac, AZ

  Click HERE to purchase tickets online or call THS at 520-398-2020.

$25 – $30


Longhorn Grill & Saloon 28851 S Nogales Hwy,, Amado, AZ

GADSDEN PURCHASE AND BORDER SURVEYS PRESENTED BY DANIEL JUDKINS The Tubac Historical Society Breakfast with History WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 8:30 AM – 10 AM at the LONGHORN GRILLE   AMADO Surveys of the new border after the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, from 1849-1853, led to disputes and almost resulted in military action. The problem was […]

$25 – $35

Breakfast With History – 2020 Pandemic Video Presentation

Tubac Golf Resort Geronimo Room 1 AVE DE OTERO ROAD, TUBAC, AZ 85646, Tubac, AZ

Tubac Historical Society Breakfast with History: Tubac 2020 Pandemic Video Presentation Date: November 19, 2020 Time: 8:30 a.m. Place Tubac Golf Resort Tickets: $25.00 for members                $30.00 for non-members Seating is limited must reply by October 18, 2020

$25 – $30

Breakfast With History with Speaker Ann Groves

Tubac Golf Resort Geronimo Room 1 AVE DE OTERO ROAD, TUBAC, AZ 85646, Tubac, AZ

The Tubac Historical Society is delighted to invite you to another Breakfast With History presentation titled, PAINTING BETWEEN PRESCRIPTIONS. The story of Arizona's artist Hal Empie and his family's history in the state since 1886 told by daughter Ann Groves. It will take place on Monday, October 24, 2022 at Tubac Golf Resort and Spa […]

Breakfast with History, “Quirky Episodes of Death and Danger in the Santa Cruz Valley”

Tubac Golf Resort & Spa 65 Avenida de Otero, Tubac, AZ

The Santa Cruz Valley is a weird place. Rivers flow backwards, giant cow skulls grace restaurants, marijuana factories grow legal weed, and nuclear missile sites are turned into museums. Even death and danger take a strange twist in the Valley. This talk discusses some of those strange and not so well known stories from our […]