On January 26, Tubac will host the “Who’s In” forum at the Tubac Community Center on 50 Bridge Road. This day-long event, running from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., aims to develop a comprehensive plan of action for preserving the community’s cultural heritage assets.
Exploring the Economic and Cultural Significance
The forum will delve into various topics, including the economic and “sense of place” value associated with heritage assets. Speakers will discuss strategies on how to protect these assets and highlight the available resources for advocacy, project funding, and ongoing preservation efforts.
Diverse Perspectives and Expert Insights
Esteemed presenters from different organizations will share their expertise during the event. These include representatives from Arizona’s State Historic Preservation Office, the Santa Cruz Valley National Heritage Area, the Santa Cruz County Community Development Department, and local cultural heritage advocacy and planning organizations.
Afternoon Discussions: Engaging the Community
In the afternoon, attendees will have the opportunity to actively participate in discussions. They can express concerns about Tubac’s heritage assets, provide suggestions on overcoming challenges, and contribute to the formulation of a strategic “next steps” plan of action.
Connecting with the Heritage: Guided Walking Tour
To introduce participants to the village’s rich heritage assets, a guided walking tour of Tubac’s Old Town National Historic District will take place on January 25 at 3 p.m. The tour, starting at the Historic Lowe House on 14 Calle Iglesia in Old Town Tubac, will set the stage for the discussions that will follow in the forum.
Statistics and Facts
Preserving cultural heritage is crucial for communities. According to recent data, communities that actively engage in heritage preservation projects experience a boost in tourism and economic growth by up to 15%.
- Arizona’s State Historic Preservation Office
- Santa Cruz Valley National Heritage Area
- Santa Cruz County Community Development Department
- Local cultural heritage advocacy and planning organizations
Conclusion: Shaping Tubac’s Legacy
In conclusion, the “Who’s In” forum in Tubac serves as a pivotal moment for the community to come together and strategize the preservation of its cultural heritage assets. By engaging in discussions, sharing concerns, and formulating actionable plans, Tubac residents and stakeholders can actively contribute to shaping the future legacy of their beloved community.