As a fundraiser for the Presidio Museum, local historian Ken Scoville will lead a tour of the Presidio District as well as the area beyond the northern portion of the original Presidio and along Main Avenue.
The walking tour takes about two hours, focusing on area history and geography, and past decisions that have influenced why Tucson is the city it is today.
On Main Avenue, Scoville will talk about the architecture and history of the homes located on the street originally known as “El Camino Real,” including the Fish-Stevens House, the Corbett House, and Snob Hollow.
The tour concludes with refreshments at La Cocina, located in the oldest continuously inhabited building in Tucson.
One of the preeminent scholars on Tucson history, Scoville is the director of Old Pueblo Tours and a self-appointed “historic preservation watchdog” for Tucson.