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Videographer and Producer

Phone: (520) ***-****  
Email: r***@***.edu
Local Address:  Arizona , United States
Arizona State Museum
1013 E. University Blvd
Tucson , Arizona 85721
United States

Company Description: Since 1893, the Arizona State Museum has specialized in the American Indian cultures of the Southwest and northern Mexico. The Museum is the oldest anthropology...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Volunteer Coordinator for Living History Programs
    Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail
    Tucson Presidio Trust


  • Bachelor's degree , Radio-TV
    University of Arizona
17 Total References
Web References
The Board | Tucson Presidio Trust For Historic Preservation, 14 Feb 2015 [cached]
Rick Collins
Rick Collins recently retired from a long career at the Arizona Health Sciences Center in Medical Television. He has a Bachelor's degree in Radio-TV from the University of Arizona. Rick is serving in his fifth year as Board President. He has been active with TPT since 2006. Rick has been a volunteer for most of his adult life with organizations including the Red Cross, Arizona State Parks, the Southern Arizona Rescue Association, the Arizona Historical Society and the National Park Service. At Saguaro National Park, Rick acted as the volunteer coordinator for backcountry patrol, ran the volunteer response team, a search and rescue and back country volunteer ranger unit, and mule packed for the fire crew. Rick was also on the Chiricahua Surrender Centennial Council which brought the Chiricahua tribe back to Arizona for the first time in 100 years and organized the 75 mile surrender march.
Rick has organized and interpreted various historic units and events. He currently serves as the volunteer coordinator for living history programs in Southern Arizona for the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail.
Historical Sites of Arizona, 27 Sept 2012 [cached]
Rick Collins President 520-760-8350
Rick Collins Website Editor 520-760-8350
Richard Collins, president ..., 18 Nov 2013 [cached]
Richard Collins, president of the Tucson Presidio Trust, says most Tucsonans aren’t familiar with the city’s deeply rooted history.
Richard Collins, president ..., 18 Nov 2013 [cached]
Richard Collins, president of the Tucson Presidio Trust, says most Tucsonans aren't familiar with the city's deeply rooted history.
Museum Association of Arizona - 2014 MAA Professional Recognition Awards [cached]
Richard A. Collins,Tucson Presidio Trust for Historic Preservation
For the last five years Richard A. Collins has been the President of the Tucson Presidio Trust for Historic Preservation, the volunteer organization that creates the museum exhibits and demonstrates living history days at Presidio San Agustin del Tucson, in downtown Tucson AZ.
During that time Rick has enlivened this small group of volunteers to bring the Presidio to life, expanding their activities and increasing their ranks to include over a dozen soldiers in the garrison ranks and about 20 civilian interpreters that share in the fun of living history the second Saturday of each month.
Rick oversees the children’s program, a school field trip called “Friday at the Fort�.
Rick has encouraged volunteers to continue to participate in this program, leading by example by participating in all of them as the Fort Commander or one of the “Soldados de Cuera� for the day.
Rick has single-handedly built exhibits in the small museum room. Exhibits such as “Symbols of our Mexican Pastâ€� and “A Bite to Eat â€" foods of the Spanish Colonial Southwestâ€� have been designed, built and coordinated by Rick. With the help of generous donations, Rick has been able to showcase artifacts relevant to the Spanish Colonial time period for which the Presidio emphasizes.
As a volunteer for the organization itself, Rick has put in countless hours of organizing, negotiating with, overseeing, coordinating, managing, fixing and building the Presidio, its volunteers and the city employees with whom the Trust works in partnership. He finds time to docent at the Presidio once a week and participates in the living history demonstration days as well as leading numerous tours on a monthly basis.
Rick’s enthusiasm and passion for history, especially Tucson’s beginnings, is contagious. He brings life to the subject in the lectures he gives, the docent tours he leads and during living history demonstrations. When his eyes light up at a question asked by the public, you can be guaranteed an insightful explanation with fascinating tidbits of information will follow.
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