Welcome to The Tubac Historical Society “Virtual Exhibits”
The Tubac Historical Society is developing a series of virtual exhibitions for our website
to illustrate Tubac’s rich history and culture.
In 2010 the Wingfield family donated to THS a private collection belonging to the late Geoffrey Wingfield (1948 – 2009) which includes Native American pottery, stone tools, and ironwork from the Spanish Colonial period.
There are many artifacts from the Wingfield Collection that are currently on display at the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park Museum.
In a Believer's Graveyard
“In A Believer’s Graveyard,” comes from the generosity of Alan Soffin, a writer, photographer, poet, and filmmaker from Doylestown, Pa. Alan created “In a Believer’s Graveyard” on a visit to Tubac and the photographs and texts were originally shown at the Tubac Center of the Arts.
Tubac Festival Then & Now
The Tubac Historical Society looks back at six decades of the Tubac Festival of the Arts, 1960 – 2020, an exhibit held at the Tubac Center of the Arts from January 15 to February 21, 2021. If you’d like to see it in person, please visit us, or view it here!
Javelinas in Tubac
Javelinas painted by local artists have invaded Tubac.
Harwood Steiger Fabrics
Upon the urging of their friend William Morrow, Harwood and Sophie Steiger moved from Alamos, Mexico to Tubac in 1956 and opened a hand printed fabric factory in 1958.
COVID-19 in Tubac
How did the COVID-19 pandemic impact Tubac?
Memories of Flooding Along the Santa Cruz River
Villagers recall life during the major flooding of the Santa Cruz River over the last one hundred years.