march, 2019

14mar6:00 pm7:30 pmWhy Jewish Emigrants Settled in Tucson in the Mid 1800sArizona History Museum

Event Details

Join the Arizona Pathfinders Annual Meeting and Potluck

Program : Why Jewish Emigrants Settled in Tucson in the Mid-1800’s

Our presenter for this program is Bettina Lyons, Granddaughter of Albert Steinfeld and author of Zeckendorfs and Steinfelds, Merchant Princes of the American Southwest.

“Have you ever wondered why there were so many Jewish pioneers who made Tucson their home in the 1800’s?
“My Jewish ancestors emigrated from Germany to New York City beginning in 1844. They
made the long difficult journey to New Mexico and eventually to Tucson, Arizona Territory. They were merchants whose names were Spiegelberg, Zeckendorf, Steinfeld, Katzenstein and Welisch.

“Though their names have now disappeared from Tucson, I plan to tell you who they were, why they came and what legacy they left behind.”

This is a Pot Luck Dinner so bring a dish to share. Board Members provide dessert and
coffee for all attendees. This event is free and open to the public. Bring your friends and
introduce them to Arizona’s history.

The Arizona Pathfinders, Inc. is an organization of dedicated volunteers whose
purpose is to support the Arizona Historical Society, Southern Division. You
can visit Pathfinders at, “like” us on Facebook.

More information is available from [email protected].
Free parking is available one block west of the Arizona History Museum in the Arizona
Historical Society garage. This is at the northeast corner of East Second Street and North
Euclid Avenue. Use the East Second Street entrance and drive straight in.


(Thursday) 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Arizona History Museum

949 E. 2nd Street

Arizona Historical Society