Anza Tour at Historic Canoa Ranch

  On Friday, October 21, 2022, you can take an Anza tour at Historic Canoa Ranch. Learn about Colonel Juan Bautista de Anza and the group of Spanish colonial settlers who, in 1775, made their first stop at Canoa Ranch as they began an epic 1200-mile journey from...

Update on Mission San Gabriel

                              Mission San Gabriel continues to make great progress with repairs to the Church two years after the fire in July, 2020. The recent restrictions made getting repair equipment and new materials more difficult and timely. The Mission hopes...

A Critical Retrofit of Mission Santa Inés

The California Missions Foundation (CMF) is joining with Mission Santa Inés for a critical retrofit of the mission, which will be a $3.6 million project. CMF is currently forming a fundraising committee and will be reaching out to engage everyone from the local...

“Pilgrimage to Magdalena” Film

Border Community Alliance (BCA), a local nonprofit based in Tubac, AZ, is offering group showings of its award-winning film, “Pilgrimage to Magdalena” to Tucson-area groups during fall 2022.  This 30-minute film documents the centuries-old, cross-order...

More Hispanic Colonial Books Available

The Hispanic Heritage Project announced the recent acquisition of the following books: Poblar la Frontera, Chantal Cramaussel – $85 Matrimonios en la ciudad de Mexico 1568-1577, Patricia S. Hyde and Egan de Warren – $49 The Bexar Archives, Adan Benavides,...

Conservation Efforts at Mission San Xavier del Bac

In March of 2021, the Patronato San Xavier began the second phase of work on the east tower of Mission San Xavier del Bac. The work on the east tower, which will take about a year, will involve the removal of most of the cement-based plaster on the exterior, which has...