FORT LOWELL DAY CELEBRATION
History of a Neighborhood and Its Fort
Saturday, February 9, 2013
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
10 am - Start the day with an Arizona Territories Vintage Baseball League game between the Bisbee Black Sox and the Tucson Sahuaros on the baseball field at Fort Lowell Park. Stay for the triple header, if you like. While you're in the park, be sure to visit the Fort Lowell Museum.
12 Noon – 4 pm - Enjoy the 32nd celebration of the neighborhood’s historic sites walking tour, which travels from Fort Lowell Park westward along Fort Lowell Road to the San Pedro Chapel, through the historic neighborhood known as El Fuerte (The Fort). You'll find education and entertainment along the route lined with food booths, music and hands-on activities.
Tucson Medical Center will have shuttles from Fort Lowell Park for a tour of their historic buildings and museum.
All these activities are FREE. Parking is available at Fort Lowell Park with a smaller quantity near San Pedro Chapel. Fort Lowell Rd. will be closed to traffic between Craycroft and Beverly Roads. From noon to 4 p.m. there’ll be a shuttle car between Fort Lowell Park and the San Pedro Chapel.
Schedule of Events and Special Features
(note that all times are approximate)
Fort Lowell Park & Parade Grounds – Historic Sites #1 - #9
B Troop, 4th US Cavalry Regiment (Memorial) Fort Huachuca
Cavalry Drills (Parade Ground) 12:30 – 2:00
4th US Cavalry Regimental Band, Tucson – Music (Site 6) 2:00 – 3:00
Vintage Baseball League Games
Bisbee Black Sox v. Tucson Sahuaros (near Site 6) 10:00 & 1:00
Tucson Medical Center – Bus tour of historic buildings & museum bus departs main parking lot at the park 12:00 – 3:30
Activities for All Ages
Adobe brick making -- Fort Lowell Park Hospital Ruins (Site 5) 12:00 – 4:00
Kids Passport to History (pick up at info booths) 12:00 – 4:00
Mexican paper flower making at San Pedro Chapel– (Site 23) 12:00 – 3:30
Fort Lowell Road - Commissary Site 10
Meet Historical Re-enactors 1:30
Visit open room with Mormon settlers exhibit 12:00 - 3:30
Exhibitors Under the Tent (near Site 7) - archaeological discoveries and information on the 1873 Officers Quarters and restoration work 12:00 – 4:00
Food Booths – along Fort Lowell Road near site 11 (Mexican) & at the San Pedro Chapel, (Site 23) (Kettle Corn) 12:30 3:30
Music along Fort Lowell Road and the San Pedro Chapel
Mariachis Trio Gala (near Site 11) 12:00 – 1:00
“Way Out West” trio cowboy songs (Site 23) 12:30 – 1:15; 1:45 – 2:30
Bookstore – San Pedro Chapel (Site 23)
Old Fort Lowell Neighborhood publications, T-shirts & souvenirs12:00 – 4:00
Garrison Flag Lowering Ceremony
Near site 6 in Fort Lowell Park 4:00
Free Shuttle – Schedule between Fort Lowell Park (main parking lot) and San Pedro Chapel: 12:00 - 4:00
For info about renting San Pedro Chapel for weddings and other events, call 520-302-9265
Sponsored by Old Fort Lowell Neighborhood Association, Inc., 318-0219