Support for the Organization

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

  • Las Doñas cordially invite members to their annual Merienda. It will be held on Sunday April 2 from 2 to 5 pm at the home of David and Sarah Smallhouse, 6315 E Miramar Dr. They will be introducing three new Doñas: Lynee Wood Dusenberry, Daisy Jenkins and Mercy Valencia. This event is their major fundraiser. For more information call (520) 235-1588.

A Blast from the Past

Las Donas

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

Partner Links


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.

Mission & Goals

Featured Articles

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.

Upcoming Events

Monthly Meetings

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...

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

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The Los Descendientes del Presidio de Tucson 2016 Gala was a big success! Click on 2016 Gala tab above for pictures from this year's event.