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National Parks Store | Presentation: Between a Brick and a Hard Place: Exploring the Historic Earthen Structures of Tumacácori National Historical Park

There’s more than one way to preserve a two-hundred-year-old building.

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Wednesday, July 11
2 PM

Melanie Rawlins, education specialist at Tumacácori National Historical Park (NHP), delves into the world of archaeological preservation at a national park. Tumacácori NHP protects what remains of three Spanish colonial mission sites. All three were constructed of adobe bricks over two hundred years ago but did not receive the same preservation treatments. Explore the challenges historic earthen buildings present and try your hand at being a preservation decision-maker.


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Photo courtesy of NPS photo

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Event Tags: archaeology, Arizona, event, free, free event, history, missions, preservation, Spanish colonial missions, the national parks store, Tumacácori National Historical Park

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The National Parks Store
12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85755 United States
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