In Celebration of Art and History, Tubac Chamber of Commerce Replicates Currency Used in the 1800's

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The Tubac Chamber of Commerce has launched a social media campaign that includes drawings for great prizes throughout 2015. Visitors can sign up by 'Liking' the Tubac Chamber of Commerce Facebook Page or by signing in at the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park or at the Tubac Center of the Arts at which time Tubac currency will be issued to use in the Village.

Where Art & History Meet

Pulled from the archives is a little-known fact that the Heintzelman Mining Company of Tubac created their own currency for use in Tubac in mid-1800's. Today, Tubac is replicating that currency and launching a global social media campaign that includes contests and the replicated currency, which is aptly named Bolero Dinero, as a token of appreciation for visiting Tubac.

There are two ways to enter the contests, either 'Like' the Tubac Chamber of Commerce Facebook Page, or while visiting Tubac, sign in at one of Tubac's major attractions, Tubac Presidio State Historic Park or the Tubac Center of the Arts. Those who register will receive "Bolero Dinero" (Tubac currency) which may be used at many shops, galleries and eateries in Tubac. The value of the currency is determined by each individual merchant. Participating merchants are featured on the Facebook Page for the Tubac Chamber of Commerce or at their website

Many prizes will be awarded throughout 2015 including a commemorative Tubac Festival of the Arts poster, lunch for two at Elvira's Restaurant, golf for two at Tubac Golf Resort & Spa, entrance for two at the Tubac Presidio Historic Park and more. Drawings will take place during the following events:

Tubac Festival of the Arts, February 4-8, 2015
Spring ArtWalk, March 14 & 15, 2015
Bonanza Days, April 25 & 26, 2015
Anza Days, October 17, 2015
Tubac Fall Arts and Crafts Festival, November 6 - 8, 2015
Luminaria Nights, December 4 & 5, 2015

Tubac events are posted on

Tubac, one of America's coolest art towns, offers the perfect balance of nature and culture, tranquility and adventure, community and solitude. This small town is home to over 120 fine art galleries, eclectic shops, eateries, fine dining, a world-class resort, bed and breakfasts, the Tubac Presidio Historic State Park, Tubac Center of the Arts and the Tumacacori National Historical Park.

Just 40 minutes south of Tucson, the easy drive on I-19 is marked by kilometers, a subtle reminder that you are leaving the familiar and entering the unique. The Santa Rita Mountains, which called the silver miners of yesteryear, dominate the landscape. Today, Tubac blends old and new effortlessly as worn adobes sidle up against modern galleries in a mélange of color and style. The Village of Tubac is endowed with quaintness, tranquility and charm.

Tubac has received several notable mentions; CNT named Tubac 1 of 14 must see, up-and-coming destinations in the world. USA Today Travel named Tubac 1 of 10 best domestic cold weather getaways in America. Travel & Leisure named Tubac 1 of 10 coolest small desert towns in America.

Tubac, "Where Art & History Meet" ... miles from ordinary.

For more information, please contact Patti Todd, President of the Tubac Chamber of Commerce at ptodd(at)tubacgolfresort(dot)com or phone 520.398.3532 or contact Ivan Drechsler at drechsler51(at)gmail(dot)com or phone 520.631.1189.

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Patti Todd
Tubac Chamber of Commerce
since: 09/2010
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