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National Parks Store: Spain | Moors and Christians, Olives and Wine Tracing the Cultural and Agricultural Roots of the American Southwest


Many elements of Southwestern culture originate in Spain, but the 16th -18th century Christian Spain that colonized the Americas was the sum total of its previous occupants - Arabs, Jews, Visigoths and Romans. Join Sonya Norman and Jesùs Garcia for an engaging talk and discussion.

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In the Southwest we use the adjective “Spanish” frequently and loosely. Indeed, many elements of our culture originate in Spain. But the 16th -18th century Christian Spain that colonized the Americas was the sum total of its previous occupants – Arabs, Jews, Visigoths and Romans. Join us for a talk and trip preview of the influencing factors of these peoples. We will discuss agricultural practices, Father Kino’s fruit tree legacy, language, religion, architecture and crafts that have crossed the Atlantic and become rooted in the Southwest. The speakers, Sonya Norman and Jesùs Garcia, will be leading a trip to Spain this September during the grape harvest season.

Wednesday, April 5, 12 PM & 2 PM.

For reservations, please call during business hours, beginning one week prior to the event.



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Event Tags: American Indian, presentation, the West, Tucson

Date:
Wednesday, April 5
Time:
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Place:
The National Parks Store
12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85755 United States
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Contact:
520-622-6014
Cost:
Free

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