Join the Presidio Museum and the City of Tucson in celebration of Tucson’s birthday! The festivities will kick off “with a bang” at the Presidio Museum on Friday, August 19th. Festivities include:
· A cannon firing
· The melodic sounds of mariachis
· A presentation by city officials
· A family-friendly food tasting – Celebrate Tucson’s recent designation as a UNESCO City of Gastronomy by enjoying samples of cuisine representing 4,000 years of food in the Sonoran Desert.
This event is free and open to the public and sponsored by Desert Diamond Casino!
The location is historically significant to Tucson. The Presidio San Agustín del Tucson Museum is located on the northeast corner of the original Presidio. The Museum is a reconstruction of the Tucson Presidio built in 1775. Docent tours give visitors a glimpse of what life in the Presidio was like for soldiers and other residents. Additional highlights include an original 150-year-old Sonoran row house and a prehistoric pit house. The Presidio Museum is managed by the Tucson Presidio Trust for Historic Preservation, a not-for-profit entity whose mission is to guide and aid in the interpretation of history at the Presidio San Agustín through research, education and living history experiences.
Festivities will kick off at 5:30 pm. The address of the museum is 196 N. Court Avenue, Tucson, Arizona 85701.