Mi Pueblo Viejo, What Happened To You? 

An article on the Gentrification of the downtown urban core, written by Past President, Raul E. Ramirez 

April 21, 2018

I have witnessed three major changes or "inflection points" within the downtown urban core. Read the full article HERE.

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Los Descendientes welcomes your tax-deductible donations to the organization. Click the 'Donate' button below. Thank you!

Upcoming Events

Save the Date!

Los Descendientes' 2019 Gran Gala will be held on August 17, 2019 at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort and Spa. Click on the 2019 Gala Tab above for more information. We look forward to seeing you there again this year.

A Blast from the Past

‚Äč2015 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...

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Board Meetings

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


Dedicated to the preservation of the history and culture of Tucson from its inception to the present.


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.

Las Donas

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

Los Descendientes Del Presidio De Tucson 2019 Gran Gala on August 17, 2019 at 6pm. JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort and Spa. Honoring Mr. Fred McAninch with Master of Ceremony Mr. Paul Cicala, Sports Director at KVOA News 4 Tucson. Click HERE for more information.