Arizona Sonora Western Heritage Foundation

Arizona Sonora Western Heritage Foundation is a public 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization located at Old Tucson in Tucson Mountain Park. Founded in 2014, we offer engaging educational programs about the people and cultures in the region from 1850-1912. Our programs are offered on-site, in schools, community centers and other locations throughout southern Arizona. We welcome the involvement of cultural and heritage organizations as well as groups and individuals from the arts, dance and music fields.


Meet a Future Docent

Docent Training Starts this Monday, June 25, 2018 at 9:30am at Old Tucson. We are so excited we would like to induce you to some of our Future Docents. Check us out each day as we introduce a New Future Docent. With the excitement around our Docent Program meet a Future Docent:

Meet Regina Ford

Regina starting acting at 5 years old and has had a passion for it ever since. She worked as a News Paper Reporter for 20 years. Taking a Public Relations job for the Hard Rock Cafe in England, she lived there for 14 years. During that time she she helped the company launch a Hard Rock Cafe in Paris, Stockholm, and Tokyo. She came back to America to help launch Planet Hollywood in New York working with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone.

Regina has been married for 23 years and lived in Tucson since 1993. Her love of acting and directing lead her to volunteer as a reenactor for the Tubac Presidio. She now Works for the La Posada Community Services in Green Valley as the Development Specialist. She runs the local Readers Theater for seniors and directs the Children’s Theater for the Community Performing & Arts Center of Green Valley.
If you enjoy dressing up and sharing your love of Arizona history like Regina come join us at the Docent Training and get involved.

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To be southern Arizona’s premier destination by inspire wonder, discovery, and responsibility for the understanding and appreciation of southern Arizona’s diverse cultures which impacted and influenced life in the Sonoran desert region during the Territorial period.


Arizona Sonora Western Heritage Foundation offers authentic, STEAM, educational multi-cultural living history programs and events that encourage understanding through discovery and appreciation of the people of southern Arizona and northern Mexico during the Territorial period of 1850-1912.

Support Our Mission Docent Program Training

Docent Program

Date: June 25-29
Time: 9:30am to 1:30pm (4 hour block each day). Please come early to sign in and be ready for the training that starts at 9:30 sharp

Old Tucson
201 S. Kinney Rd
Tucson, AZ 85735
• Park in the employee parking lot
• Report to the employee entrance security gate

1. Your own lunch (we do have a fridge and microwave). There is nowhere to buy food on or near our location.
2. Bottle of water
3. Good walking shoes for the dirt (no open toe). We will have transportation for those that need it.
4. Reading glasses if needed

After the training, you will be able to sign up for shifts of 4 hour blocks when Old Tucson is open. More detail about the program will be given during the training.

Need to know: Old Tucson will be providing you a costume to wear that you may check out and take home. You will need to provide your own shoes black, comfortable, and period looking but they do not have to be authentic.

We welcome the involvement of both professional and history enthusiasts, anthropologists, educators, students, as well as support from any willing organization.


Thank You to Our Sponsors

The Arizona Sonora Western Heritage Foundation is thankful for those organizations that stepped up to support us.