The Fort Lowell Museum is hosting the Tucson Mormon Heritage Festival on Saturday, November 9, 2013. This free festival will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festival honors the Mormon Battalion coming to Tucson in 1846 and the pioneer Mormon pioneer settlers that came to the area in the early 1900s.
During the festival, visitors can learn about the Mormon Battalion and Binghamption through historical presentations. There will also be booths and demonstrations about the early Hispanic Mormons in Tucson, rope making, lassoing, frontier activities for children, a cowboy poet, spinning, hand weaving, family history, and mining.
There will be music throughout the festival including the 4th Regiment Cavalry Band playing. There will be a striking of the colors at 3:30 p.m.
About Arizona Historical Society's Fort Lowell Museum: This museum is focuses on frontier military life and is housed in the reconstructed Commanding Officer's Quarters of Old Fort Lowell. Normal hours are Friday and Saturday from 10am to 4pm. Admission is usually $3 for adults, $2 for ages 60 and up and ages 12 to 18, and free for ages 11 and under as well as Arizona Historical Society Members.