The University of Arizona

[College of Social and Behavioral Sciences]
Step Back in Time at the San Xavier del Bac Mission

  • Jan 28

Saturday, January 28, 2012
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: San Xavier del Bac Mission

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences  — “The People College” — has joined with the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus and Mission San Xavier del Bac to offer a community event at the Mission celebrating the 100th birthday of Arizona. The Mission was founded by Father Eusebio Kino in 1692 and the church was completed in 1797. Called the “White Dove of the Desert,” San Xavier del Bac is the oldest intact European structure in Arizona, and the church’s interior is filled with original statues and mural paintings.

This special event features a tour by Bob Vint, an architect and historic preservationist of the Mission San Xavier, a concert by the extraordinary Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus, the pride of Tucson, and a luncheon. Don’t miss this Arizona Centennial event and what is sure to be a feast for your eyes, ears, and mouth!

Capacity: 40 maximum for the tour and lunch, however ALL are welcome to hear the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus at 1:00 p.m.

Free; RSVP required: 520-626-3454

Directions: The Mission is 9 miles south of downtown Tucson, just off of Interstate 19. Take exit 92 (San Xavier Rd.) and follow signs to the Mission (view Google Map).


San Xavier del Bac, circa 1880s. Courtesy of the University of Arizona Library Special Collections.