Southwestern Research Mission Center

Welcome! The Southwestern Mission Research Center is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization committed to the cause of supporting Spanish Borderlands research and education. Our Kino Missions tours introduce people to the history and culture of the Pimería Alta, in the Sonoran Desert of Mexico and Arizona. Proceeds from these tours enable us to sponsor important scholarship on a broader level, assist with publications, and promote education, as well as engage in cooperative restoration projects with the mission communities.

Explore our website to learn more about Spanish colonial missions and the work of the Southwestern Mission Research Center.