Fort Lowell Grand Re-Opening
Saturday, December 2
10 am-2 pm
After a long community effort, the Fort Lowell Museum will be re-opening Saturday, Dec. 2. A FREE celebration for community members will be held from 10 am to 2 pm at the museum, located in Fort Lowell Park at 2900 N. Craycroft Rd.
Following this opening event, the museum will be open regularly on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9am – 2pm and admission will be $3/person.
ACTIVITIES AT THE RE-OPENING EVENT
**Performances by the Old Arizona Brass Band re-creators of the 4th Cavalry Regimental Band of Fort Lowell at 11 am and 1 pm.
**Re-enactor discussing Dr. Walter Reed, Fort Lowell’s most famous doctor
**Re-enactor portraying Louise Girard, the wife of Joseph Basil Girard, a post surgeon and prolific artist
**Tours of the hospital ruins presented by medical historians
**Tours led by archaeologist Homer Thiel of the Officer’s Quarters at 11:30 am and 12:30 pm
**Interactive children’s activities
-Panning for items
-Throwing an atlatl
-Period toys and games
-Job of the Fort Lowell Quartermaster
-1800s frontier Army
-Arizona’s Civil War history by the Tucson Civil War Roundtable