TRAVEL: Tucson's O'odham and Spanish Food Heritage Day Trip
Spend the day with ASM scholars Dr. Dale S. Brenneman and Monica Young, M.A., exploring our city's rich Native and Hispanic food heritages. See how culture, religion, and farming intersected and transformed the landscape in multiple ways, shaping southern Arizona and the future city of Tucson. Minimum 10 required.
~times subject to adjustment~
7:45 a.m. Participants begin arriving at Mission Garden, 946 W. Mission Lane, where parking will be available. We’ll meet at the entrance gate.
8:00 a.m. Light breakfast, tour of Mission Garden with Maegan Lopez and Kendall Kroesen, visit gift shop. (Breakfast will consist of fig empanadas made with figs grown at the garden, pan dulce, aguas frescas, coffee)
10:00 a.m. Leave for agave fields at the base of Tumamoc Hill.
10:15 a.m. Tour of agave fields with Dr. Suzanne Fish, archaeologist and ethnobotanist, to discuss Hohokam use of the area.
11:45 a.m. Leave for San Xavier Co-op Farm.
12:00 p.m. Lunch at San Xavier Co-op Farm, tour of farm, visit gift shop. (Lunch will consist of ciolim/cholla bud tamale, tepary beans, squash, with a seasonal dessert and cinnamon tea)
2:45 p.m. Leave for Tucson Presidio.
3.15 p.m. Tour of the Tucson Presidio (with Presidio docent) and food display, visit gift shop.
4:45 p.m. Leave for Mission Garden.
5:00 p.m. Arrive at Mission Garden – end of tour.
$250 for ASM members or $290 non members
(Amount paid over $150 is a tax deductible gift to Arizona State Museum)
Proceeds support the ongoing work of Arizona State Museum's Office of Ethnohistorical Research. Enjoy this video tour of OER to learn more about their work.
Includes motor coach transportation, breakfast, parking, entry fees, gratuities, guest speaker honoraria, lunch, snacks and beverages.
Sunhat, sunshirt, sunscreen, long pants, comfortable shoes, and a water bottle are recommended.
Water and light snacks will be provided in between meals.
Call or email to sign up!