Shaw D. Kinsley Lecture Series presents: Dr. Deni Seymour

Tubac Presidio State Historic Park

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. Seeking information on the advisability of placing a presidio at the junction of the San Pedro and Gila rivers, Ugarte and Rocha described the landscape in unprecedented detail. Their accounts provide valuable baseline information on environment and culture that allows for analysis of changes at a critical moment in borderland history. Deni Seymour is a full-time research archaeologist affiliated with academic institutions but operates as an independent scholar. She has authored several books including To the Corner of the Province: The 1780 Ugarte-Rocha Sonoran Reconnaissance and Implications for Environmental and Cultural Change.  $10 per ticket.  A portion of the proceeds supports our education and preservation programs.  Please call for reservations, 520-398-2252.