The Presidio Museum comes alive, allowing visitors to get a feel for life in the Presidio during the late 18th-century New Spain Period and the 19th-century Territorial Period.
Join our celebration of Arizona gaining statehood on Feb. 14, 1912 with:
**Docent-led tour of the Presidio Museum at 10:30 am
**A performance by the 1870s-1900s Town Band at 11 am
**Lecture on Atanacia Santa Cruz at 11:45 am. Atanacia was born inside the Presidio walls in 1850 and married Sam Hughes at the age of 12. The re-enactor portraying Atanacia will discuss life inside the Presidio walls and will also be available throughout the event.
**Lecture on Arizona’s Road to Statehood at 1:15 pm – A brief discussion of the journey from our territorial independence from New Mexico to becoming the 48th state in the US
**Performances of traditional Spanish music by El Camino Ancho throughout the day
**Re-enactments by the Presidio Garrison of soldier drills and cannon fire
**Demonstrations of weaving, sewing, and blacksmithing
**Meet a re-enactor portraying Maria Wakefield Fish who came to Tucson in 1873 and was Tucson’s first professionally trained teacher