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…
The Second Tricentennial Symposium of Bexar County will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the Bexar County Courthouse in San Antonio, Texas. This symposium will be run from 8:00am to 4:15pm, with several presentations on Spanish colonial period Texas and...read more
On April 4, 2017 at 4pm, Jesus Garcia and Sonya Norman from the Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum will discuss the foods, farming practices, culture, language, religion, architecture, and artisanal trades associated with the Southwest that originated from across the...read more
The Tejano Genealogical Society of Austin is hosting the 38th Annual Hispanic and Genealogical Conference, September 28-30, 2017. Registration form will be available by June 1. Stay posted at www.tgsaustin.org.read more