Join the ASWHF Family

We welcome the involvement of professional historians as well as history enthusiasts; researchers who study cultures and history; educators and students from all academic levels. If you’d like to get involved with our efforts to create a program or you have a group that would like to participate in our activities, please call Erin Cyr at (520) 883-0100 ex 7262.

We are committed to accurately depicting the interactions of human activities with the Native American communities that were already living in this desert when each of the other groups of people came on the scene. Our primary focus is on the cultural anthropology and history of the Sonoran Desert as it relates to:

Daily Life

  • Transportation
  • Ranching
  • Military
  • Farming/Food cultivation
  • Mining
  • Commerce/merchants
  • Art
  • Dance
  • Worship/spirituality
  • Shelter & housing
  • Storytelling
  • Conflict

People/Cultural Groups

  • Native American
  • Mexican
  • European
  • Early pioneers
  • Chinese
  • African Americans
  • Jewish people
  • Mormons


Your ideas for research, development of programs and how to present them are welcome! Contact us ›


The Arizona Sonora Western Heritage Foundation has already received warm support from many organizations. We welcome more and we would like to hear from you if you have ideas for collaboration.

Thank You
  • Sunnyside School District
  • Exchange Presidio
  • Ha:San
  • Vail School District
  • Tucson Mexico Sister Cities
  • AZ Civil War Council
  • White Elementary
  • Visit Tucson
  • Tohono O’odham
  • Read West
  • Attractions Alliance
  • Southern AZ Attractions Alliance
  • AZ Sonora Desert Museum