Historic Bell at St. Augustine 

An article written by Raul Ramirez for the Southwestern Mission Research Center - Revista Volume 47-49, Number 174, 2013-2015

Read the full article here.

2015 Gran Gala celebrating

Tucson's 240th Birthday a success! 

Los Descendientes' Annual Event was attended by over 225 celebrants. Among others, Ernesto 'Neto' Portillo was honored and he spoke of those influences in his life that shaped his personal and professional careers. Read a transcript of his talk here...

  • The Tucson Museum of Art is having a free event at La Casa Cordova on June 9th starting at 6pm. Featured will be the Mariachi Milagro for two sets and a performance by Borderlands Theater. For more information see the flyer.
  •  Los Desendientes' 2017 Gala Event will be held at the Tucson Convention Center, Copper Room, 260 S. Church Ave. For more information and sponsorship opportunities contact: Betty Villegas  (520) 850-5779, bvillegas16@gmail.com  or Raul E. Ramirez               (520) 623-9247 rauleramirez1@aol.com

A Blast from the Past

Upcoming Events

Monthly Meetings

Board Meetings

Board meetings are held at 5:30 PM on the  first Wednesday of the month at the Pima County Housing Center,

See Agenda Here

Las Donas

To understand Las Donas de Los Descendientes del Presidio de Tucson, one needs to take a trip through time. Read More

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Our goal is to support the preservation of Primeria Alta family histories. Our Volunteers explore and interpret the past with us. Part of this is to record oral family histories while our aging pioneers are still with us.

The end result is to acquire a historic structure where these artifacts and documents may be archived, stored and displayed before they are lost to future generations.

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Save The Date! - The Los Descendientes del Presidio de Tucson 2017 Gala is scheduled for Saturday, August 12th at 6pm. See the 'Save The Date' card here for more details.

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