The Friends of the Tubac Presidio and Museum, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit, was established in June of 2013 to serve as stewards of the Tubac Presidio Historic State Park and Museum.
The Tubac Presidio Park contains historic buildings, a museum with exhibits covering 2,000 years of extraordinary Southwest history, an art gallery and ruins of the Spanish fort from the mid-1700's. The vast history found at the Park represents a multitude of cultures including Tohono O'odham, Apache, Mexican, Spanish, Territorial and American. All additional programs held at the park are inclusive to these groups and provide opportunities for the community to learn about one another.
These programs include art exhibitions, concerts, lectures, workshops, tours, hikes, demonstrations and cultural celebrations.
The park works closely with the official Ethnographic Team of the Tohono O'odham Nation. This relationship has helped to strengthen ties between cultures and create opportunities for collaboration and unity.
As a historical site, the park helps to generate cultural growth through exhibits and programming. Education program allows students of all ages and backgrounds a unique opportunity to experience the rich history and peoples that have inhabited the Santa Cruz Valley over the last 2000 years. The education programs use various sensory activities which promote critical thinking, tolerance, creativity, inclusion and empathy. Educational methods include Visual Thinking Strategies, Learning to Look and STEAM.