Living History April 14th- Spotlight on Southwest Gardening - 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Presidio Museum’s April Living History Day will welcome Mission Gardens, who bring foods for attendees to taste and information about gardening in Tucson.  A lecture about Mission Garden’s role in our history will be given at 11:15 am and 1:15 pm.  A kids’ gardening activity will allow children to pot their own plant to take home. 

Other food tastings available that day include hand-made tortillas, pozole, tepary bean hummus, horchata and fresh-made bread.  Old and New World foods are compared and presented for attendees to learn more about the ways foods were grown, stored and prepared in the original Presidio.  Living History Day visitors will also experience the day-to-day lives of soldiers and their families who lived in the Presidio in the late 1700s through interactive demonstrations of children’s games and weaving.  Soldiers practice their drills and fire a four-pound bronze cannon, a replica of cannons used at the Presidio in the late 1700s. Other interactive opportunities allow visitors to pump the bellows of the blacksmith’s forge and learn how the soldiers fire their muskets.  Tours of the Museum are also provided at 10:15 am, 12:30 pm, and 2:45 pm.  Living History Days is included with the cost of admission.