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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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]