Programs & Events

Tubac Presidio State Historic Park

Ongoing Event: Children’s Garden

Daily   9am. - 4pm.

The children’s garden by the schoolhouse allows children of all ages to play hopscotch, marbles, and jump-rope the old-fashioned way.


Guided Tour of the Barrio de Tubac Archaeological Site

Saturday, December 15, 2018   11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Phil Halpenny and Gwen Griffin host a special tour of the Spanish colonial archaeological site just south of the park. This site preserves the remains of the original Tubac town, including residence foundations, plaza area, refuse area and partial irrigation ditch.


Southwestern Folk Music Christmas Concert with Teodoro ‘Ted’ Ramirez

Sunday, December 16, 2018   2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Ted is in his 6th successful season of bringing stellar folk music to the Tubac Presidio, a diverse spectrum of authentic American, Mexican and Indigenous music styles.


Frontier Printing Press Demonstrations

Tuesday, December 18, 2018   9:00 a.m. to 1:00 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.


Docent Tuesday Tours

Tuesday, December 18, 2018   10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Tour the Presidio with Bill Stewart or Connie Gessler!


Shaw D. Kinsley Lecture Series Presents: Western Army during the Indian Wars & Garrison Life at Ft. Bowie

Saturday, January 19, 2019   2:00 p.m.

Jack shares with us the fascinating story of what the post-Civil War western army was really like, who was in it, and what life was like for the soldiers.


Teodoro ‘Ted’ Ramirez Artist-in-Residence Concert Series: Domingo DeGrazia and Ismael Barajas

Sunday, January 20, 2019   2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Come listen and enjoy classical guitar masters Domingo and Ismael as they play Spanish Gypsy Flamenco.


Shaw D. Kinsley Lecture Series Presents: Lighting the Fuse: “Colonel” Greene and the Mexican Revolution

Wednesday, January 23, 2019   2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The Presidio and The Border Community Alliance are collaborating on an exciting presentation. Few Americans know much about the Mexican Revolution (1910-1920), why it happened, and how American policies and business interests were involved.  


Shaw D. Kinsley Lecture Series Presents: Brilliant Bones: the Calavera Art of Mexico

January 30, 2019   2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The Presidio and The Border Community Alliance will host another exciting informational presentation. Stay tuned for further information!


Water/Ways Exhibit

October 19 to December 1, 2019

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.