The Shaw D. Kinsley Lecture Series presents “Spain: Moors and Christians, Olives and Wine, Tracing the Cultural and Agricultural Roots of the American Southwest” on Thursday, February 14, 2019, 2:00 pm, at the Tubac Presidio. In the Southwest, the adjective “Spanish” is used frequently and loosely. Indeed, many elements of Southwest culture originate in Spain. Join Desert Museum staffers Sonya Norman and Jesús García in this fascinating talk as they describe the 16th -18th century Christian Spain that colonized the Americas and how it was the sum total of its previous occupants – Arabs, Jews, Visigoths and Romans. Learn about the influencing factors of these peoples. Discussion will include agricultural practices, Father Kino’s fruit tree legacy, as well as the language, religion and architecture that crossed the Atlantic and became rooted in the Southwest. Tickets are $10 per person and a portion of the proceeds goes to support the education and preservation programs at Tubac Presidio. For reservations call (520) 398-2252. Tubac Presidio State Historic Park is located at 1 Burruel Street, Tubac, AZ  85646.