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Wed, Mar 03


Tubac Presidio State Historic Park

Celebration of the 162nd Anniversary of The Weekly Arizonian with a Printing Press Demonstration

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Celebration of the 162nd Anniversary of The Weekly Arizonian with a Printing Press Demonstration

Time & Location

Mar 03, 2021, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM MST

Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel St, Tubac, AZ 85646, USA

About the Event

Join us for cake and a celebration of the 162nd anniversary of Arizona’s first newspaper, which was printed in Tubac on March 3, 1859. The original 1858 Washington Hand Press that printed the newspaper is still in operation at the Tubac Presidio.

There will be a demonstration from 10-2pm of the hand press in operation. Commemorative prints of the first issue of the Arizonian will be available along with an informal talk about the history of the press.

Includes all day admission to tour the Presidio, see The Exuberance-A Botanical Outdoor Art Exhibit, park buildings, and park grounds. $7 adult, $2 youth 7-13, children free.

No need to pre-register - just show up and enjoy your day and demonstration....and CAKE!

*** More about The Exuberance! ***

The Tubac Presidio State Historic Park hosts the first outdoor art exhibition in the heart of Tubac, Arizona. The Exuberance!  An Artistic and Botanic Experience begins November 14, 2020 and ends April 30, 2021.

Thirteen acres of art space showcase local artists and their creations of garden sculptures, art installations, and contemporary garden vignettes. The show runs during the park hours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Wednesday through Sunday ending with an online auction at:

The Exuberance! is a celebration of the artistic endeavors of artists inspired by their own creativity and innovation. Artists explore a variety of media, current recycling practices, and meet the challenges of all weather conditions. At 3,200 feet in elevation, Tubac weather reaches very high temperatures in the summer and below freezing weather in the winter.

Tubac’s reputation for “Where Art and History Meet” is the central theme of the show.  However, many artists have chosen to create pieces that address environmental issues, sustainability, climate change, naturalism, and the use of native plants. The Exuberance! is history in the making and art preserves the spirit of contemporary art in Tubac.

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