Archaeology Day Camp at Santa Barbara Presidio

Registration is now open for the 2019 summer Presidio Archaeology Day Camp hosted by the Santa Bárbara Trust for Historic Preservation, the nonprofit organization that operates El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park. The Presidio Archaeology Camp, for ages...

“Chocolate! 1000 Years and Counting”

Join the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park for “Chocolate! 1000 Years and Counting” – Sundays, May 12 & June 16, 2019, from 10 am – Noon. Come discover the rich history of chocolate in the Southwest. Taste a cacao bean, learn how the Mayans and...

Tucson’s Presidio’s 2019 Summer Camp

Presidio San Agustin del Tucson is now accepting registration for their 2019 children’s summer camp. Children will make adobe bricks, tin ornaments, a family tree, and a personal family crest. Other activities include calligraphy, gardening, grinding corn by...

New Publication by SMRC Board Member

Congratulations to SMRC board member Dr. Nicole Mathwich as lead author in her recent article in the Journal of Anthropological Archaeology titled “Bureaucratic reforms on the frontier: Zooarchaeological and historical perspectives on the 1767 Jesuit Expulsion...

“Mundos de Mestizaje”

The “Mundos de Mestizaje” fresco is open for public viewing on Saturdays and Sundays from 12pm-5pm at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) in Albuquerque, NM. Considered one of the largest frescos in North America, this 4,000 square-foot mural...

Santa Inés Mission Mills Olio Nuovo

The Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation recently announced that you can now purchase special locally grown olive oil from the Santa Inés Mission! Olio Nuovo is the first press of the season. It is bottled unfiltered, immediately after crushing, and has an...