Members Update

February 9…It’s Second Saturday at Steam Pump Ranch!

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Join your neighbors and mosey over to Steam Pump Ranch for Second Saturday activities on Saturday, February 9 from 9am to 1pm.  There’s the Heirloom Farmers Market with lots of produce coming into season, demonstrations by Archaeology SW and crafts for kids in the Heritage Garden and tours of the Pusch Ranch House (PRH).  Be sure to stop by the PRH and see the history display regarding the Tully-Ochoa Wagon attack.  Did you know it happened right here in our neck of the desert?  Docents will also take you on a tour of the PRH and provide local history.  Interested in joining OVHS or learning more about us?  Then visit our tent and let us fill you in.  Our Volunteers Are Worth Their Weight in Oro!

Historic Steam Pump Ranch

Bob Simpson Lectures on the Sutherlands of Oro Valley

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Local historian, Bob Simpson, will give a talk on Friday, Feb. 8 at the Oro Valley Public Library at 2:00 p.m. focusing on the Sutherland family of Oro Valley.  The family lived in Catalina State Park.  The Sutherland Wash and Sutherland Trail were named after them.  Who knows perhaps a surprise namesake guest or two might attend the lecture.

Bob Simpson is a retired Foreign Service Officer and is publishing a two-volume history of the area from Catalina State Park to the Biosphere.

Interested in becoming part of OVHS? Be sure to talk to one of our members at the event.  Though the event is free, we appreciate donations to OVHS to continue our work for the community!

At the base of the Santa Catalinas in Catalina State Park

August Board Meeting: August 23

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Join the Oro Valley Historical Society Board of Directors at the monthly meeting on Thursday, August 23 at 3:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Oro Valley Library at the corner of La Canada and Naranja. See what’s happening and help plan for the future. Welcome to all!

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