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*Presidio San Agustin de Tucson and Mission Garden 01/11/2020

  • 01/11/2020
  • 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
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  • You must be a Member to attend this event.

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San Agustin Mission Garden and Living History Day at the Presidio San Agustin 

Trip Cost $11.00

We will start this field trip by visiting San Agustin Mission Garden whose mission is to preserve, honor, restore, recreate and promote the cultural heritage and historic landscapes of Tucson's birthplace at the foot of Sentinel Peak.  Mission Gardens has 11 different gardens representing native plants, early agriculture, Hohokan and O'odham agriculture, a Spanish Colonial Orchard, Mexican, Chinese, African American, Anglo and Yaqui gardens.

We will then drive to Presidio San Agustin Museum for a Living History Day at the Presidio with the theme of the month being "Garrison of the Frontier".  This is a program that brings life inside the walls of the Presidio.  Volunteers re-enactors provide a glimpse of the Garrison life truly was like back when the Santa Cruz river flowed..  We will start the day with a 20 minutes tour of the Presidio led by a docent.

Additional information about the Presidio is available at Tucson Presidio Living History

For lunch we will go across the street to La Cocina restaurant where the trip will end about 2:00 p.m.

Both the Mission Garden and the Presidio are outoors.  Please be sure to wear flat shoes and appropriate clothing for the weather. Please wear your GVR Camera Club badge.

A parking lot is located next to the Presidio for $5.00 a day and needs a credit card to pay. For those carpooling, $5.00 is  an appropriate contribution  to the driver for gas and parking. 

 Meet at the Camera Club at 8:00 AM for carpooling, departure at 8:15.  Contact the Field Trip Guide Patty Ferguson at 520-647-1264 or email at piferguson13@gmail.com with any questions. 

For those who do not qualify as a senior, please pay the difference to the guide before leaving for the destination.

If you need to cancel please contact the Field Trip Facilitator at philr@iname.com. We may have people on the wait list to take your place

 No refunds after January 5, 2019.


All participants need to be responsible for an assessment of their mobility and health issues relating to field trips. Some trips may not be appropriate, but you must make that determination. However, the trip leader may deny participation in a specific field trip to anyone deemed not suitably prepared or able to walk with the group.

The club strives to provide several field trips specifically designed for members with physical limitations.

In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.

The GVR Camera Club is located in the Recreation Village of Santa Rita Springs.
921 West Via Rio Fuerte, Green Valley, AZ 85622 
Phone 520-648-1315

If you have any questions or concerns please call 520-428-0524 to speak to a Membership Committee member 
or email the committee at  

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