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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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Opening Reception: “If you believe in spirit it is here:” Tubac’s Early Art Colonists

Tubac Center of the Arts 9 Plaza Road, Tubac, AZ, United States

Please join us at The Tubac Center of the Arts on Friday, September 30th from 5 pm – 7pm for the opening reception of "If you believe in spirit it is here:  Tubac's Early Art Colonists." We are pleased to announce the next collaborative exhibit between the Tubac Historical Society and The Tubac Center of […]

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 […]

Dia de Los Muertos Altar Tour

Customs House 6 Burruel, Tubac, AZ, United States

Celebrate the magic of Day of the Dead during our 9th Annual Dia de Los Muertos Altar Tour!  Make plans to visit us at 6 Burruel Street, across from the Presidio, to view our altar.  Also, visit our gift shop! The Altar Tour is county-wide and hosted by the Nogales-Santa Cruz County Chamber of Commerce, […]

Men of Iron, Gods of Thunder and Lightning

The Tubac Historical Society 6 Burruel, Tubac, AZ, United States

DR. DENI SEYMOUR, ARCHAEOLOGIST presenting MEN OF IRON, GODS OF THUNDER AND LIGHTNING November 17, Tubac Historical Society Patio 6 Burruel St., Tubac, Arizona 4 PM Seating is limit, first come, first serve. Doors open at 3:30 pm. Light refreshments will be served. Please join us for Dr. Seymour’s exciting talk on how she solved […]

Luminaria Nights at The Tubac Historical Society

Customs House 6 Burruel, Tubac, AZ, United States

Visit THS for a cup of hot chocolate and treats during Luminaria Nights from 5 pm to 9 pm on Friday and Saturday, December 2nd and 3rd.

2023 Annual Meeting

Customs House 6 Burruel, Tubac, AZ, United States

Dear THS Supporter, Happy New Year! We are pleased to announce that our annual meeting will be held on Monday, January 23, 2023. Time: 3:00 pm Place: THS headquarters 6 Burruel Street, in Tubac. A member reception will be held immediately after the meeting. Click here and you will find a list of candidates for […]

Henry Ossian Flipper

Customs House 6 Burruel, Tubac, AZ, United States

The Tubac Historical Society is celebrating Black History Month, February 1 to March 1, 2023, by honoring Henry Ossian Flipper who was born into slavery in 1856, was the first black graduate from West Point Military Academy in 1877, and by 1881 was falsely accused of embezzling government funds and stripped of his military status. […]

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

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

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 […]


THS Annual Member’s Picnic

Historic San Cayetano Ranch

The registration deadline for tickets has passed (April 7th).