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LIVING HISTORY DAY – Crime in Arizona

March 12 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

LIVING HISTORY DAY – Crime in Arizona

Saturday, March 12

10 am – 2 pm

The Presidio Museum comes alive allowing visitors to get a feel for what it would have been like to be in the Presidio at its height of occupation in the late 18th century.  Traditional activities include blacksmithing, soldier drills and the firing of a four-pound bronze cannon, children’s games, and tastings of handmade tortillas.

This month, in addition to our traditional demonstrations, Living History will take a look at crime in Tucson from New Spain to statehood. A special presentation included in this month’s event is “Solve the Mystery Using History.” Attendees will discover when they arrive that someone in the Presidio Museum has been “murdered.”  They’ll have to visit each re-enactment station and listen to the presentation to obtain clues that will help them determine who committed the murder.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to meet a re-enactor portraying  Atanacia Santa Cruz Hughes who will tell the story of her sister Petra Santa Cruz whose husband Hiram Stevens attempted to murder Petra and then kill himself.

This event is included in admission, which can be paid at the door.


March 12
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Presidio San Agustín del Tucson Museum
196 N. Court Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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