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Living History Day: Statehood Celebration at Presidio Museum

February 11, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

$5 – $10

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


February 11, 2023
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
$5 – $10


Presidio San Agustin del Tucson Museum
196 N. Court Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701
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