Tubac’s First Annual Santa Gertrudis Day!
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park
March 17, 2018 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Celebrate the Feast Day of Santa Gertrudis, for whom the Presidio’s chapel was named. Santa Gertrudis was a Belgian nun whose name graced the church in Tubac from 1767 to 1917. Even the St. Ann’s structure is believed to have Belgian architectural influences! Experience an architectural discussion tour of St. Ann’s, see an exhibition of local art about historic, religious and architectural subjects, and watch Anza and his soldiers reenact the start of the famous ride to San Fransico! Visitors will also hear lectures about the ambulance wagon and see demonstrations on wagon wheel making. The first lecture begins at 10:30 but events will run throughout the day until 4 pm. Includes all day admission to tour the Presidio. $5 adult, $2 youth 7-13, children free. Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel St., Tubac, AZ (520) 398–2252.
Ongoing Event: Children’s Garden
The children’s garden by the schoolhouse allows children of all ages to play hopscotch, marbles, and jump-rope the old-fashioned way.
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration
Join us for an Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration, on Wednesday, July 4, 10 a.m. – Noon. Free hot dogs, nachos, watermelon and lemonade, and an assortment of activities for kids including hula hoops, bean bag and ball toss, coin guess, adobe brick making and face painting. Park admission is FREE during the event!
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.