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.


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Equipped with advancing technology, medieval blacksmithing techniques carried through the mid-nineteenth century until experiencing a cultural shift with the introduction of the Industrial Era. As machinery and mass production increased, the demand for blacksmithing products declined leaving blacksmiths primarily occupied in farrier work. Because of the lack of work, many blacksmiths transitioned into the initial generation of automobile mechanics, but they are still alive and well in the west…

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To Use the Fry’s Community Rewards Program:
Simply visit https://www.frysfood.com. Once logged into your Fry’s account you can search for Arizona Sonora Western Heritage Foundation either by name or TP760 and then click Enroll.
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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.


Thank You to Our Sponsors

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

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