The Buffalo Soldiers: Present and Accounted for
in Southern Arizona
Now through February 2023
The Tubac Presidio State Historic Park and Museum has opened a new exhibit in the rotating exhibit series. Titled, The Buffalo Soldiers: Present and Accounted for in Southern Arizona, the exhibit features the story of the contributions of the African-American soldier. The display includes equipment used by the black regiments, and original items carried by the 10th Cavalry who chased Geronimo in the Santa Cruz Valley during the final breakout in 1886.
In honor of Black History Month, this exhibit will be up through February 2023 in the Griffin Museum.
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Totems and tree dangles, steel animals and plants – they are all part of the Botanical Blacksmiths exhibit on display in the historic gardens of the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park. The Presidio is hosting this celebration of outdoor art from November 15, 2021 through March 31, 2022. The exhibit features over 40 pieces of outdoor ironwork including whimsical and thought provoking sculpture, botanical art, and functional pieces such as garden benches, birdbaths, and even a sundial. The work in the show was created by 12 Arizona blacksmiths who are all members of the Arizona Blacksmith Association (AABA). AABA was founded in 1981 as an affiliate of the Artist Blacksmith Association of North America (ABANA). It has as its purpose the education and artistic development of its members in the ancient and honorable skills of metalworking.
The ironwork on display is available for purchase and can be taken before the end of the exhibit.
For more information about the exhibit or the Presidio, visit tubacpresidio.org. For more information about AABA, visit azblacksmiths.org