Tubac Presidio State Historic Park September activity schedule - Tucson News Now

Tubac Presidio State Historic Park September activity schedule

TUBAC, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Summer is winding down (though the heat still remains!) There are plenty of things to be doing on the weekends, Tubac Presidio State Historic Park officials have released September activities. 

Tubac Presidio State Historic Park is located at 1 Burruel Street, Tubac, AZ 85646. Park officials recommend calling in advance to find out the details, the phone number is (520) 398–2252. 

You can check out the list below: 

Frontier Printing Press Demonstrations – Saturday, September 17, 10 am-1 pm
A knowledgeable volunteer demonstrates the Washington Hand Press used to print Arizona’s first newspaper in 1859 and answers questions about hand press printing, type setting, and other aspects of this marvel of industrial engineering. You will get to set type and print small samples to take with you.  Included with park admission: $5 adult, $2 youth 7-13, children free.  

Living History: Spinning, Saturday September 17, 10 am – 1 pm
Spinning is one of the oldest surviving crafts in the world. The tradition of weaving traces back to Neolithic times – approximately 12,000 years ago. Watch and learn how fiber and spinning impacted human activity from ancient to modern times. A knowledgeable volunteer will demonstrate how the spinning wheel produces thread from fiber, and experience spinning with a drop spindle.  Included with park admission, $5 adult, $2 youth 7-13, children free.  

Movie: “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” – Saturday, September 24, 2 pm
What do “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and a former Tubac ruler have in common?  Finally an answer to the question you’ve always wondered about!  Watch this 1961 comedy-romance starring Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard, and if you are the first to answer the question correctly, you will get a very special prize indeed.  The film runs two hours.  Refreshments will be served.  $7.50 fee includes admission to tour the Park. 

Major New Exhibit at the Presidio! 
The newest exhibit at the Tubac Presidio is a rare original 1800’s period carriage called an ambulance.  It has been restored and modified to replicate the ambulance that Phocion R. Way, an engraver from Cincinnati, Ohio, rode on from Mesilla on the Rio Grande River to Tucson in June of 1858. Many other figures in Tubac’s Territorial history arrived here on this type of vehicle because of its comfort and speed.  Our ambulance was restored over thirteen months by Hanson Wheel and Wagon in Letcher, South Dakota and is the only known vehicle of its type on display anywhere in the world.  Included with park admission, $5 adult, $2 youth 7-13, children free. 

Art Exhibit: The Arizona Cavalcade of History – The Alan B. Davis Gallery is open with 16 paintings by renowned Western artist William Ahrendt, each depicting a significant event in Arizona’s colorful history. The paintings and their historical narratives were featured as a special 16-part “Cavalcade of History” series in Arizona Highways magazine from 1987 through 1990.  Arizona Highways remembers this series as “among the magazine's most remembered illustrations.” The giclée reproductions on canvas were donated to the Tubac Historical Society in memory of longtime Tubac resident and businessman Alan B. Davis. The collection is on permanent display at the Tubac Presidio’s Otero Hall.  Included with park admission: $5 adult, $2 youth 7-13, children free. 

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