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.
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SMRC is proud to congratulate Dr Michael Brescia who was recently presented the 2023 Al Mérito Award, given by the Arizona Historical Society (AHS) to those "who have made outstanding contributions and serve as role models for preserving Arizona’s rich history." Dr....
If you missed seeing Archaeology Southwest's presentation on October 3, 2023 by Dr. Nicole Mathwich - "Tame or Wild? Emergent Ranching Cultures of the Spanish Colonial Pimeria Alta," you can now watch it on YouTube at...
University of New Mexico's Musicology Colloquium presents "Gender, Sexuality, Race and Early Music in New Spain" by Dr. Cesar D. Favila, on Thursday, October 19, 2023 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. Dr. Favila, Assistant Professor of Musicology at UCLA, will address the musical...
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