Programs & Events

Tubac Presidio State Historic Park

Frontier Printing Press Demonstration

May 3, 2017   11am - 1pm

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.

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Museum Tour: Spanish Tubac - A Curator's Look at the Presidio that Transformed the Santa Cruz Valley

May 9, 2017   10am - 11am

Join us for a guided tour where you’ll explore Spanish Tubac and take a closer look at several museum artifacts and discuss their impact on history.

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Living History: Woodworking

May 12, 2017   9am - Noon

For generations, humans have used and shaped wood for practical and creative projects.  See how it was done before power tools by watching and listening to a knowledgeable volunteer using hand tools to form and split wood to make staves for a bucket, and then try it yourself.

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Frontier Printing Press Demonstrations

May 16, 2017   10am - 2pm

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.

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Anza Days 2017

October 21, 2017   8:00am - 12:00pm

Tubac Presidio's hallmark event, historic reenactors enter the park on horseback from the Anza Trail to recreate the 1775 expedition of Juan Bautista de Anza to the Pacific.

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