* June 27th 6:00 p.m. Unveiling Of “Soledad’s Garden”
To launch the re-opening, the Museum is hosting a “Socially Distanced Reception” unveiling “Soledad’s Garden” to the public on Saturday, June 27th at 6:00 p.m. The garden features new plantings and interpretive signage tied to the story of Soledad Jacome. Mrs. Jacome was the 1860’s owner and resident of the Sonoran row house in which the Presidio Museum is now located. Jacome was unique for her time, she was a single mother who supported four daughters as a seamstress after the death or desertion of her husband. The garden was designed by heritage gardener Dena Cowan whowill answer questions about the plants in the garden and the foodways of Territorial period Hispanic families that focused around interior courtyards.
The events are free to the public, donations are appreciated. No more than 80 people at a time will be let inside the Presidio grounds and masks are required. The reception will include a cash bar and aguas frescas made with ingredients like those growing in the garden.
Additional free outdoor evening events at the Presidio Museum are being planned for the summer. Details coming soon.