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…
Head over to Tubac Presidio State Park on Sunday, October 21, 2018 from 10 am to 3 pm, as they celebrate Anza Family Fun Day. Anza Day reflects Tubac’s Spanish history and provides educational engagement of youngsters in this significant event in Tubac’s history. In...read more
On Saturday, October 6, 2018, 2-3 pm, Diana Hinojosa DeLugan, family historian, researcher, and 8th generation Arizonan will be at Tubac Presidio State Park reading an excerpt from her book Terrenos: Otero Family History and available to sign her books. Diana's book...read more
Tubac Presidio State Park is celebrating their 60th anniversary on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018 from 8:30 am - 5 pm. There will be archaeological, art history and Presidio tours in the morning (call for reservations). There will also be presentations, new exhibits, special...read more