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Living History Day: Statehood Celebration

February 11 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Living History Day: Statehood Celebration
February 11, 10 am-2 pm
$10/adult, $5/person ages 6-13
Pima County residents, seniors, and the military receive $3 off with ID

The Presidio Museum comes alive allowing visitors to get a feel for life in the Presidio during the late 18th-century New Spain Period and the 19th-century Territorial Period.

Join our celebration of Arizona gaining statehood on Feb. 14, 1912 with:

**A performance by the 1870s-1900 Town Band AT 11 am.

**Lecture on Arizona’s Road to Statehood  at 1:15 pm – (A brief talk on the journey from our territorial independence from New Mexico to becoming the 48th state in the US)

**Performances of tradition Spanish music by El Camino Ancho throughout the day

**Re-enactments by the Presidio Garrison of soldier drills and cannon fire

**Demonstrations of weaving, sewing, and blacksmithing

**Meet a re-enactor portraying Maria Wakefield Fish who came to Tucson in 1873 and was Tucson’s first professionally trained teacher

**Learn about Atanacia Santa Cruz, a pioneer of Tucson who married Sam Hughes at the age of 12. The lady portraying Atanacia will share stories of her life and her 50-year marriage to Hughes.



February 11
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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