Dear Tubac Historical Society Members,
The Historical Society has lots going on this fall and we wanted to make sure you were aware of the opportunities.
Monday November 7 - 8:30 a.m. - Wisdom's Restaurant in Tumacacori
Breakfast with History
Steve Gastellum will be speaking about the complex and lengthy Baca Float decisions and the effect on property owners. The controversial placement of a "floating" land grant by the King of Spain in the Santa Cruz Valley in 1863 brought disappointment and heartache to the families who lived in the valley prior to that time and to the settlers who homesteaded the area. It encompassed land in what's now Tubac, Tumacacori and Rio Rico and the Santa Rita mountain range. People who had settled there in the 19th century lost their property in 1917 when the Supreme Court reversed numerous decisions by the Department of the Interior and, in effect, evicted families from their homes.
To reserve a seat, call 520-398-2020. Tickets are $20 for Historical Society Members and $25 for others. Tickets will be sold at the Tubac Post Office October 28, 31, and Nov. 1.
Saturday, November 12 - 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Old Town Tubac
Old Town Tubac Historic Adobe Building Walking Tour
A rare opportunity to see inside these buildings believed to have garrisoned Spanish Colonial Soldiers in the mid-1700's, housed some of Arizona's earliest 19th-century settlers, homes built on existing foundations by Tubac's Hispanic Heritage Families and where Tubac's artist colony had its beginnings and continues to this day. You will get the opportunity to tour these historic treasures and learn about the people living and working here for hundreds of years.
$35 for Historical Society members and $40 per person for others, children with adults and students with ID - Free. Cash and check only. Please be aware that this is a walking tour and includes a number of different elevations within the buildings.
Registration is recommended. Tickets are limited. Proceeds support the missions of the Tubac Historical Society and Lowe House Project Artist in Residency Program.
The tour will start at El Presidito where tickets will be sold. Parking available on Burrell Street.
For more information and registration, call 520-398-2020 or firstname.lastname@example.org
THS is looking for volunteers to:
If you are interested, call 520-398-2020 and leave a message or email@example.com OR for the Sales table work, contact Connie at 530-575-9688 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Man the sales table at the Post Office Oct. 31 and Nov. 1
- Conduct oral history interviews with local people
- Publicity and computer work
- Work identifying photographs already in the THS Browning Library