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Recapturing Our Spanish Past: Reconstructing the Presidio San Agustín del Tucson

12PM & 2PM

Why was the original presidio built in Tucson? Who built it and how long did it last? Learn about the original and reconstructed presidio, and see demonstrations of thread and yarn production from raw cotton and wool.

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PresentationPresented by archaeologist, editor, and historian Gayle Hartman

Why was the original presidio built in Tucson? Who built it and how long did it last? Gayle will discuss the reconstructed presidio and the current programs offered there: living history, docents, and children’s programs (Friday at the Fort and Morning Muster).  Gayle will also demonstrate how to make thread and yarn from raw cotton and wool. Gayle is a research associate at the Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona.  She has also been president of the Tucson Presidio Trust for Historic Preservation, and is currently a member of its board.

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Event Tags: archaeology, demonstration, free, history, presentation, Spanish, Tucson

Saturday, August 2, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
The National Parks Store
12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85755 United States
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