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.


Frontier Printing Press Demonstrations

January 8, 10, 16, 17, 2019   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, January 22, 2019   10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Tour the Presidio with Bill Stewart or Connie Gessler!


Guided Tour of the Barrio de Tubac Archaeological Site

Monday, January 21, 2019   11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Join us for a special tour of the grounds south of Tubac Presidio!


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: Dr. Deni Seymour

Saturday, January 26, 2019   2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Archaeologist, Dr. Deni Seymour, talks about 1780's Missions – in April 1780, Military Governor Ugarte and Chief Engineer Rocha were sent on a reconnaissance mission to the northwestern frontier of New Spain, land that today is northern Sonora and southeastern Arizona.


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.