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Third Thursday Food for Thought – “The Manila Galleon and the Opening of the Trans-Pacific West”

September 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Galleon illustration provided by Father Greg.

On Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 6:00-8:30 pm, join us for dinner at Karichimaka Mexican Restaurant (located at 5252 S. Mission Rd., Tucson), followed by a presentation by Father Greg Adolf who will discuss “The Manila Galleon and the Opening of the Trans-Pacific West.” In this presentation, local historian Father Greg Adolf will introduce the Spanish Empire’s Manila Galleons – the first  and perhaps most enduring cultural bridge of the trans-Pacific region. The first of the Galleons crossed the Pacific in 1565, and the last in 1815. During the two and a half centuries between, the galleons made the long and lonely voyage between Manila in the Philippines and Acapulco in Mexico. The Manila Galleons forever changed the material culture of the Spanish Americas. To the Californias and the Spanish settlements of Arizona’s and Sonora’s Pimería Alta, they furnished the motive and drive to explore and populate the long California coastline. The Manila Galleon trade impacted every level of Spanish American culture.

This presentation is free (order your own dinner off of the restaurant’s menu at your expense). Reservations must be requested AND CONFIRMED before 5 p.m. on the Wednesday before the program date: info@oldpueblo.org or 520-798-1201. PLEASE WAIT TO HEAR FROM OLD PUEBLO WHETHER YOUR RESERVATION HAS BEEN CONFIRMED BEFORE ATTENDING because the Fire Code limits how many guests we can have in the restaurant meeting room. Guests may select and purchase their own dinners from the restaurant’s menu. There is no entry fee but donations will be requested to benefit Old Pueblo’s educational efforts.
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September 19, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Karichimaka Mexican Restaurant
5252 S. Mission Rd.
Tucson, AZ United States
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