Southwestern Mission Research Center
Committed to promoting and fostering education, research and preservation relating to the Spanish Borderlands for over 50 years
The Southwestern Mission Research Center is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization. We’re 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. Furthermore we engage in cooperative restoration projects with the mission communities.
Explore our website to learn more about Spanish colonial missions. Most of all you will find out about the work of the Southwestern Mission Research Center.
Upcoming SMRC Mission Tours
Retrace the steps of Father Kino and the missionaries who followed him. You’ll be guided by scholars and enthusiasts who know and love the region. Most noteworthy they volunteer their time to share their knowledge of the Spanish borderlands missions with others.
In the News…
On January 21, 2018, the Albuquerque Historical Society will present Part II of "The Architecture of Old Town's San Felipe Neri Church," which will be held at 2:00 pm at the Albuquerque Museum located at 2000 Mountain Road NW (at Mountain Rd and 19th St.) in Old Town....read more
The "Mundos de Mestizaje" fresco is open for public viewing on Saturdays and Sundays from 12pm-5pm at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) in Albuquerque, NM. Considered one of the largest frescos in North America, this 4,000 square-foot mural depicts...read more
Between January 1 and February 15, 2018, the Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society (AAHS) will be accepting proposals for research grants of up to $1,000 and travel grants of up to $500. These are available on a competitive basis to any AAHS member...read more