Travels of the Santa Bárbara Presidio Chapel Bells

  Two particular Spanish colonial period bells from the Santa Bárbara Presidio Chapel have traveled many miles – about 11,000 miles, before they were finally returned to the chapel and installed in the newly rebuilt chapel bell tower in 2001. Where have these...

Kino Declared Venerable

                     Father Eusebio Francisco Kino is moving closer to sainthood. On July 13, 2020, Pope Francis approved the 17th-century Jesuit priest as Venerable – two steps away from sainthood, recognizing in the process Kino’s life of “heroic virtue.” In the...

La Expedición de Anza, 1775

The Anza Society’s accessible park trail project in Tucson has a new name – “La Expedición de Anza, 1775 (LEA).” This outdoor cultural history park depicts the life of a group of 240 people who passed through Tucson in 1775 on their way to California, where they...

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...