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Living History Day: Trades, Skills and Crafts of the Southwest at Presidio Museum

January 13, 2024 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Free With Paid Admission

Living History Day: Trades, Skills and Crafts of the Southwest
Saturday, January 13, 10 am-2 pm
Included with admission

January’s Living History Day will take an in-depth look at the types of jobs or skills that men and women had in the 18th and 19th centuries. Also included will be the arts and crafts that emerged from being part of New Spain and Mexico at this time. Activities will focus on:

**The life of a Presidio soldier
**The territorial homemaker
**Hazards in the 1800s home and how easy it was for people to poison themselves
**Colcha embroidery
**The art of alebrijes – temporary exhibit featuring the origins of alebrijes, the artist credited for creating them, and how they became one of Mexico’s most popular forms of folk art.
**The art of the Virgin de Guadalupe and her association with Mexico – lecture at 10:45 and 11:15 am
**Tastings of handmade tortillas
**Traditional Spanish music will be played throughout the day by El Camino Ancho

In addition, this event will comprise a variety of demonstrations that may include blacksmithing, soldier drills, and cannon fire.


January 13, 2024
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Free With Paid Admission
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Presidio San Agustin del Tucson Museum
196 N. Court Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701
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