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Living History Day: Tucson’s Irish Connection

March 9 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Living History Day: Tucson’s Irish Connection
Saturday, March 9, 10 am-2 pm
Included with admission

In 1775, Irishman Hugo O’Conór, a captain of the Spanish army, signed the proclamation to build the Presidio San Agustín. Celebrate Hugo’s Irish ancestry and Tucson’s Irish roots with an early St. Patrick’s Day celebration, including:

**Irish soda bread and green horchata
**Celtic tartans display
**St. Brigid’s Cross Irish craft
**Irish lace demonstrations
**Display on the 88th New York Volunteers Irish Brigade, an infantry brigade made up of Irish Americans serving the Union during the Civil War

10 am-12 pm   Traditional Irish and Spanish music by El Camino Ancho
10:45 am         Lecture on Hugo O’Conór
11:45 am         Repeat of Lecture on O’Conór
1-2 pm            The Out of Kilters, a traditional Celtic band

In addition, a variety of demonstrations may include blacksmithing, soldier drills and cannon fire, weaving, handmade tortilla tasting and more.


March 9
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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