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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 – 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

A Harwood Steiger Scrapbook

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

In partnership with The Tubac Historical Society, the Tubac Center of the Arts will present the textile art by Harwood Steiger. The art of textile design radically transformed after World War II as America’s economy boomed and optimism bloomed into a consumer society. In Southern Arizona, artists Harwood and Sophie Steiger were pivotal in this artistic […]

Seal the 2020 Tubac Time Capsule!

Tubac Presidio State Park, Otero Hall 1 Burruel Street, Tubac, AZ

AN INVITATION FROM THE TUBAC HISTORICAL SOCIETY! The Tubac Historical Society invites you to join us at a ceremony to seal the 2020 Tubac Time Capsule! This cache of items is a way to communicate with future generations, giving them insight and understanding into how Tubac viewed itself at this particular time in our history. […]

Candlelight Vigil in Support of Ukraine

Newby Gallery 15 Tubac Road, Tubac, AZ

Candlelight Vigil in Support of Ukraine, at K. Newby Gallery.  Bring a chair and wear yellow and blue in honor of Ukraine’s colors.


The Historical Society’s Annual Picnic, Members Only, Sold Out

Historic San Cayetano Ranch

SOLD OUT The Historical Society's Annual Picnic! Place: Historic San Cayetano Ranch, formally "Rancho Santa Gertrudis" on Santa Gertrudis Lane, Tumacacori (directions to follow as access is limited). Date: April 3rd Time: 12:00 Featuring tours of the Ranch and box lunch. Cost: $30.00 This is a members only event as space is limited! Please reserve […]


Bus Tour of Historic Rio Rico – $55 Members, $65 Non Members

Rio Rico Historical Society

Bus Tour of Historic Rio Rico Friday April 15, 2022, 9:30am – 5pm Hosted by the Rio Rico Historical Society We will Tour these historic sites: ● Calabazas Mission (with Park Ranger tour guide. Includes a 1/3-mile walk each way up a steep dirt road, but you can stay on the bus) ● Hacienda de […]


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

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

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, […]