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Living History Day: The People of Tucson

January 14 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Living History Day: The People of Tucson
Saturday, January 14, 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.

This month, the event will focus on the different ethnicities and cultures that have made Tucson the diverse city it is today. From the village here prior to the arrival of the Spanish in 1775, to becoming a part of independent Mexico, and finally an American state in 1912 the city has been influenced by the many ethnicities that have called this area home.

Visitors will experience:

  • Life in New Spain with the Spanish garrison and the civilians who lived at the fort with them

  • Meet Sister Monica Corrigan of the Sisters of St Joesph of Carondelet who came to open Tucson’s first school in the 19th century

  • Meet Maria Wakefield Fish who came to Tucson in 1873 and was Tucson’s first professionally trained teacher

  • Learn about the cavalry stationed at Fort Lowell

  • Through historic photographs see life in Tucson in the 1800s and learn about women’s fashion

Lecture & Soldier Demonstration Schedule:

Musket Demos:  10:30 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm
Cannon Firing Demos:  11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm
Lecture by Sister Monica Corrigan in the Zaguan:  10:45 am, 11:45 am


January 14
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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