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Aug 13, 2012 2:02 PM

Celebrate Tucson's 237th Birthday this week and next

TUCSON- August 20, 2012 marks Tucson's 237th birthday!

Tucson was founded in 1775, on August 20 after the Spanish claimed the territory from the local natives. Since then, Tucson has become the second-largest city in Arizona and a home for all of us.

Next Monday, August 20, 2012, several organizations will be celebrating the birth of our home.

One celebration will be at the Presidio Interpretive Center on the corner of Church Ave. and Washington St. There will be a flag ceremony along with a reading of the 1775 proclamation, among other activities and fun. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. and end at 8:30p.m. Click here for more info.

The Southern Arizona Transportation Museum, located on 414 N. Toole Ave., will be celebrating a bit early on August 18, 2012. The museum will host an event from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with train display layouts and attendees can visit the cab of Locomotive 1673 and learn about its functions. Click here for more info.

Don't stop at just these locations! Next Monday, you can celebrate Tucson's birthday by going out and exploring the history and culture of our city.

Some places to visit are:

-The Tucson Museum of Art, which has contemporary and historical art from around Southern Arizona. More info here.

-An exhibit at the U o A's Science and Engineering Library features medicine and medical facilities used in Early Tucson. Click here for more info.

-A exhibit at the UA's Main Library features Tucson's cultural and architectural treasures. More info here.

For more info on Tucson's Birthday, visit:

http://tucsonsbirthday.org/

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