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Join us in a fantastic trip to Alamos and San Carlos!!

Feb.12-17, 2017

View information here!!

To receive a registration form or to speak about this trip, please contact

John Cloninger at johnmarkcloninger@gmail.com

Old Town Tubac

Historic Adobe Building Tour

November 12, 2016

Travel back in time and support

Tubac Historical Society and Lowe House Project

who have teamed up to offer

this rare opportunity to peek inside and learn about

Old Town Tubac’s historic adobe buildings!

Some of Tubac’s oldest and most extraordinary historic buildings will be opening their doors on Saturday, November 12, 2016, from 10.a.m. to 3 p.m. for the first ever Old Town Tubac Historic Adobe Building Tour.

The tour will include six historic adobe buildings in Tubac’s National Historic District—where 1700 Spanish Colonial Soldiers were believed to have been garrisoned, where 18th and 19th century Tubac Hispanic Heritage Families built homes on existing foundations and where Tubac’s artist colony had its beginnings and continues the legacy.

Tickets are limited and registration is required..

For members of the Tubac Histo rical Society and their guests, tickets are $35 per person. Tickets are $40 per person for non-THS members..

For more information and registration
call THS at 520-398-2020
or email us at info@ths-tubac.org.

Please note access to these historic private homes might be problematic for those with mobility issues

Call to Volunteers to Help with the Tour

We will be needing volunteer guides, docents, researchers, banner makers, flyer distributors and general helpers when prepping for and during the tour to make this a safe, informative and fun fundraiser. If interested in joining the team to help make this happen,
call THS at 520-398-2020
or email us at info@ths-tubac.org.

Or just stop in the Tubac Historical Society Brownell Research Center located in the Tubac Community Center (a few doors down from the public library) on Bridge Road

Wednesdays or Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.



THS Mission

The Tubac Historical Society's mission is to provide leadership in promoting an understanding of local and southwest regional history through collecting, preserving, exhibiting, interpreting and disseminating that history to its membership as well as the general public.  This mission is supported through public educational programs, maintenance of collections, promoting preservation of historic sites and buildings and by partnering with other appropriate local and regional institutions.

Our Vision

THS will be a broad based institution that:

  • Fosters  an appreciation of the importance of historical materials and provides leadership in their preservation and public accessibility
  • Encourages high standards in the research, documentation, preservation and interpretation of historical materials
  • Supports the application of historical knowledge so as to enrich public understanding of  our community

View the Wingfield Virtual Exhibit here.

Tubac's 5 Cultures 
Hohokam:  (300 B.C.) 
Tohoho O'odham, (Pima):  (400 A.D.) 
Spanish:  Missionaries begin trading with the Pima as early as 1645, Eventually leading to the establishment of the Presidio of San Ignacio de Tubac in 1752 
Mexican:  Mexico gained independence from Spain in 1821 bringing Tubac under the flag of Mexico. 
American:  In 1853, with the Gadsden Purchase, Tubac becomes part of the United States. 

Other Resources - view our online catalog of all our archives here!
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