Presidio San Agustin’s Living History Day: Tucson’s Irish Connection, on Saturday, March 9, 2024, 10 am to 2 pm. In 1775, Irishman Hugo O’Conór, a captain of the Spanish army, signed the proclamation to build the Presidio San Agustín. Celebrate Hugo’s Irish ancestry and Tucson’s Irish roots with an early St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Irish soda bread and green horchata will be served, and other Irish cultural demonstrations and experiences will be included in the event (with admission).
10:45 am. Lecture on Hugo O’Conór
11:45 am Repeat of Lecture on O’Conór
1:00 pm. The Out of Kilters, a traditional Celtic band
In addition, a variety of demonstrations may include blacksmithing, soldier drills and cannon fire, weaving, handmade tortilla tasting and more.