Programs & Events

Tubac Presidio State Historic Park

The Desert in Springtime - Special Presentation by Jack Lasseter

March 24, 2018   2:00 p.m.

The Sonoran Desert of southern Arizona is a special place, and extremely unique when compared to other regions of the world.  Every spring, the desert comes alive with new growth, flowers, fruit, and that brilliant display of colors, that sets this magical and unforgettable place apart from the rest.


Teodoro ‘Ted’ Ramirez Artist-in-Residence Concert Series: Domingo DeGrazia and Gabriel Ayala, Masters of the Guitar

March 25, 2018   2:00 p.m.

Legendary Arizonan musicians Domingo and Gabriel will be playing their Spanish and classical guitar compositions for the first time at the Presidio! 


Frontier Printing Press Demonstrations

March 26, 2018   10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

A knowledgeable volunteer demonstrates the Washington Hand Press used to print Arizona’s first newspaper in 1859 and answers questions about hand press printing, type setting, and other aspects of this marvel of industrial engineering.


Destination Tubac & Tumacácori Tour

March 27, 2018   7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Join us for a one-day docent-led tour of history, art, nature, lunch and shopping.  Leave by bus from Tucson and travel to the Tubac Presidio, Tumacácori Mission and Tubac Center of the Arts for a morning of learning and exploring.


Water Harvesting Workshop

March 31. 2018   10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Water harvesting is the process of capturing rainwater and other gently used water for landscape plants and trees.  Come learn this ancient practice from Charlene Westgate, a permaculture landscape designer, and save water, time, and money!


Water/Ways Exhibit

October 19, 2018

Arizona Humanities and the Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives and School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies at Arizona State University are pleased to announce an exclusive Arizona tour of Water/Ways, a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution.