An introduction to the Kitt Peak National Optical Astronomy Observatory. Information about the science center and the telescopes as well as the Steward Mirror Lab.Continue reading
A Spanish woman living with her family in a fort on the northern frontier of New Spain tells of her terrifying experience during the Second Battle of Tucson. On May 1, 1782, hundreds of Apaches attack the lightly-guarded Presidio San Agustin de Tucson. The civilians and soldiers of the Tucson … Continue reading
There are many reasons to love Tucson Botanical Gardens. First, of course, are the many different types of gardens. Second, every spring they have a “Weird Plant Sale” where you can purchase living conversation pieces. Third, TBG is a peaceful place in the midst of a bustling urban environment. Fourth, they have concerts & art shows. Fifth, you can rent the facilities and have a magnificent party there, be it for a wedding, reunion, or whatever special occasion. Go to our Tucson Botanical Gardens to discover reasons #6, #7, & #8.Continue reading
Watch this Video Presentation featuring The Franklin Automobile Museum, a fine classic car collection including representative examples of all Franklin automobiles. The H. H. Franklin Foundation is an educational museum of cars and displays.Continue reading
Step back in time at the Mini Time Machine, The Museum of Miniatures in Central Tucson Arizona. Watch this video which features a surprisingly fascinating look at life in miniature.Continue reading
A video overview of one of the most unique resorts in all of Tucson. Dating back to when it was an elite all girl’s school in the early 20th century this resort has been lovingly restored by it’s owners.Continue reading
Most of the year, Southern Arizona has low humidity. But during our wet summer months, the giant thunderheads of our Monsoon Season rise over the desert. Few have capture the grandeur of these weather events so beautifully as local photographer, John Edwards. I chose the accompanying music to give viewers the sense of power unleashed by these storms that can drop 2 inches of rain in less than 20 minutes. Following a monsoon burst, our dry rivers rise very quickly and cause streets to flood.Continue reading
Tohono Chul Park features several garden habitats and demonstration gardens, galleries and shops, educating people about the southwest desert.Continue reading
A historical tour of the J. Knox Corbett House, a Tucson merchant’s home from the early 20th Century.
An elegant two-story, stucco-covered brick structure built in the mission revival style, was completed in 1907 and lived in by members of the Corbett family for fifty-six years. J. Knox Corbett and his wife Lizzie Hughes Corbett built the house on the northwest corner of the block next to the Stevens House and near the Tucson Museum of Art.
An Overview of the oldest and largest art museum in Southern Arizona. The Tucson Museum of Art has both permanent and rotating exhibits as well as historic houses, a cafe and museum store.Continue reading