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Living History at the Presidio
October 11, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm| Free
The Presidio San Agustin first was built in 1775 by Spanish soldiers establishing a frontier in New Spain. Today a portion of the Presidio has been reconstructed and stands on the original site in downtown Tucson.
See interpreters in Colonial dress as they take you back to Spanish Colonial Tucson and show you what daily life was like. Experience the life of soldiers who drill and shoot the cannon hourly, right in front of you! See demonstrations of spinning and weaving, bread baking in an adobe oven, blacksmithing, and cooking tortillas on an open comal. Visitors will get a glimpse of what life was like for early Tucsonans as they forged a culture of cooperation that lives on here in Southern Arizona.
The Black Thread exhibit also opens October in the Presidio museum gallery. From the first explorers to the success of blacks in the military this exhibit will feature the influence of African-Americans in Southern Arizona history.
Visit the Presidio Museum through April for Living History Days and any Wed. thru Sun. from 11 – 4 for docent tours and other demonstrations.
This Living History Day generously sponsored by Cox Charities. For more information visit Tucson Presidio