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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

Oral History Workshop

Tubac Community Center 50 Bridge Road, Tubac, AZ, United States

Have you always wanted to preserve your family's history by interviewing a family member but didn't know where to start? Nancy Krieski's workshop will give you the tools to organize and perform an engaging, successful interview.

THS 2018 Annual Picnic – Sold Out

THS annual picnic will be held at the Rio Rico Golf Club, which is located on the historic Calabasas townsite, on Saturday, March 24 from 12 to 3.  Historian Dwight Thibodeaux, Public Affairs Representative of the Rio Rico Historical Society, will be our guest speaker.  Dwight will talk about the original Calabasas townsite, its connection to early […]

$30 – $35

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

A Charles Poston Christmas

Tubac Presidio Park Schoolhouse 1 Burrel Street, Tubac, AZ, United States

A showing of a rare video of “A Charles Poston Christmas” at the Tubac Presidio Schoolhouse. The late Shaw Kinsley stars in this play created by Shaw and Polly Schilitz in 2009.  (Also appearing in this production are some familiar Tubac children: Cynthia Topping, Sasha & Griffin Wisdom, & Mitchell Riley). There will be a […]

$30 – $35

2019 Annual Picnic

Hacienda Corona de Guevavi 348 S. River Road, Nogales, AZ, United States

Tubac Historical Society 2019 Annual Picnic at Hacienda Corona de Guevavi. Enjoy tours of where the Duke stayed, and a scrumptious meal.
Las Vigas Food Truck providing: BBQ chicken, mesquite burgers, ranch beans, pasta salad, and carrot cake. Water, iced tea, lemonade, coffee, provided. BYOB!

$30 – $35

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

The Bottom of the Bottle

Join Tubac Historical Society for the fun fundraiser at Abe's Bar in Tumacacori for the premier stage adaptation of "The Bottom of the Bottle." Very limited seating. No host bar.

$35 – $40