The Presidio San Agustín del Tucson Museum is offering a new children’s program this summer called “Four Thursdays in June” to show children in grades 3-6 what it would have been like to be a child in Arizona and New Mexico during the 1820s. Drawing from the book Josefina from the American Girl series, children attending the program will experience hands-on activities that will demonstrate games, crafts, and chores of the period. As craft projects will be ongoing, children should plan on attending all four sessions, detailed below, and parents are welcome as well.
June 8: Period chores and making clay beads
June 15: Planting and painting with cochineal dye
June 22: Spinning wool and making simple marionettes
June 29: Fun and games of the period
The Presidio San Agustín del Tucson Museum, located on the northeast corner of the original Tucson Presidio, is a reconstruction of the original Tucson Presidio built in 1775. Children must register at by June 1st. For more information contact April Bourie at 520-444-3687.