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NPS 100th Souvenirs

Photo above: National Park Service 100th Anniversary Souvenir. Tumacacori National Historical Park is one of the original 33 parks around for the entire one hundred years of the National Park Service on its date of August 25, 1916. Right: Just one spectacular scene from Yellowstone National Park, the oldest National Park.

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National Park Service 100th Anniversary


  • Tumacacori 100th Events

    Tumacacori National Historical Park will be finalizing their 2016 events soon. For now, there are a number of 2016 events on the calendar that they consider part of the National Park Service's 100th Anniversary celebrations. Stop back for more info when they become available.


    2016 Events

    Centennial Concert Series

    Date/Time: February 6 and May 7, 3:00 pm.
    Location: Tumacacori mission church.
    Event: Tumacacori will be celebrating with a variety of special programs throughout the coming year, including a Centennial Concert Series with a variety of groups, including Ensemble Melodica on February 6.


    Art in the Park

    Date/Time: February 13, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.
    Location: Tumacacori mission church.
    Event: Come celebrate beautiful Tumacacori with Art in the Park exhibition, demonstrations, workshops, and activities for the whole family. Watch some of our cultural demonstrators hone their craft, practice some of your own, create something new! Or, read on and submit your own work for display during the event.


    Family Sleepover

    Date/Time: March 19, April 2, and October 24, 5:00 pm.
    Location: Tumacacori mission grounds.
    Event: For nearly 60 years the ruins of Tumacacori stood as a welcome waypoint for travelers. Tumacacori National Historical Park now offers families the opportunity to share this experience. Participants will share traditional meals, create memory books much like the journals of early travelers, sing cowboy songs around the campfire, and then retire for the evening to tell ghost stories in the candlelit church. At lights-out, these lucky families will curl up on their bedrolls to spend the night under the stars or sheltered by adobe walls built over 200 years ago. Registration is first-come, first-served and space will be limited. A $20 charge applies to each adult participant ($10 for children under the age of 16) and includes entrance to the park, dinner, breakfast, and all activities.


    Full Moon Night

    Date/Time: March 23, 6:30 p.m.; April 21, 7:00 p.m.
    Location: Tumacacori Mission Grounds.
    Event: Enjoy special access to the mission grounds after dark on this full moon night. Bring a flashlight and warm layers. Ranger-guided program may be offered; call for details. Approximately two hours.


    Anza Trail Park to Park Hike

    Date/Time: April 9, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm.
    Location: Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail.
    Event: Hike with friends between Tumacacori and Tubac on the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail. Rest, rehydrate, and catch the shuttle back to your starting point.


    Cultural Demonstration: O'odham art

    Date/Time: April 9-10, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Location: Tumacacori Mission Grounds.
    Event: Draven Wilson uses paint and mixed media to portray traditional O'odham cultural forms.


    Cultural Demonstration: O'odham Wire Basket Weaving

    Date/Time: April 16-17, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Location: Tumacacori Mission Grounds.
    Event: Learn how traditional O'odham men make functional baskets out of looped baling wire.


    Junior Ranger Day

    Date/Time: April 16, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.
    Location: Tumacacori mission grounds.
    Event: As part of National Park Week and the Find Your Park campaign, Tumacacori National Historical Park is offering a day for kids to get dirty! Explore the many ways that mud shapes our lives, through our buildings, our artwork, and the other living things that make southern Arizona their home. Visitors during Junior Ranger Day will encounter opportunities to build a mud house, make bricks, roll seed bombs, explore pottery, create mud art, and even sing and tell stories. Come in the morning between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. to enjoy free entrance to the park as well as all the dirt-related activities. Leave with a Junior Ranger badge and other prizes.


    Pollinator Bioblitz

    Date/Time: August 20, TBD.
    Location: Tumacacori mission grounds and river corridor.
    Event: Citizen scientists join park staff to inventory bees, bats, bugs, and butterflies in the mission grounds and along the river.


    Happy 100th Birthday, National Park Service!

    Date/Time: August 25, Event times to be determined.
    Location: Tumacacori mission grounds.
    Event: No birthday celebration is complete without cake. Come enjoy our big bash and remember to always Find Your Park!



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