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 Saturday February 20, 2021, Tubac Presidio State Historic will host “Father Eusebio Francisco Kino” Shaw D. Kinsley Lecture Series presentation by Jack Lasseter on the picnic grounds at 1 Burruel Street, Tubac, Arizona. This will be held from 2:00-3:00 p.m. - fee...read more
On Saturday, February 20, 2021, "Calabazas and Guevavi Missions Tour" will start at Tumacácori National Historical Park, 1891 E. Frontage Rd., in Tumacácori, AZ, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ($15 per vehicle). Calabazas and Guevavi were some of the earliest Spanish colonial...read more
The Archaeological Conservancy’s Southwest Regional Director Jim Walker will present a free online lecture “What Research Tells Us about the Spanish Colonial Village Site of San José de las Huertas in New Mexico,” on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 5:00 p.m....read more