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Southwestern Mission Research Center

Committed to promoting and fostering education, research and preservation relating to the Spanish Borderlands for over 50 years

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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.

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In the News…

Festival Kino Returns to Tumacácori

     Tumacácori National Historical Park has just announced that they will be joining with the state of Sonora, Mexico in celebrating the life and missions of Father Eusebio Francisco Kino as part of the Mexican state’s annual Festival Kino. In its eighth year in...

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“Chocolate! 1000 Years and Counting”

Join the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park for "Chocolate! 1000 Years and Counting" – Sundays, May 12 & June 16, 2019, from 10 am - Noon. Come discover the rich history of chocolate in the Southwest. Taste a cacao bean, learn how the Mayans and pre-Columbian...

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