Registration with group leader in designated area at the hotel between 4:00 and 5:30 PM.
Dinner: Dinner at the hotel from 6:00 PM until 7:00 PMEvening: Program orientation and introductions in hotel meeting room from 7:00 until 8:30 PMLodging: The Lodge at Santa FeMeals Included: Dinner
We'll depart at 10:30 for a field trip to Pojoaque, where we'll visit the Poeh Museum, then continue on to the northern New Mexico village of Chimayó.Lunch: Lunch at Rancho de Chimayó from 12:30-1:30 PMAfternoon: The northern New Mexico village of Chimayó remains much as it has been for over 200 years. We'll visit El Santuario de Chimayó, which has been called the "Lourdes of Northern New Mexico," because of the reputed healing powers of the earth found inside. We'll also visit a nearby weaving gallery.
Chimayó is home to families known for their beautiful weaving. The Hispanic weavings are different from those of Native American origin, and it's interesting to see all of the things that can be made from the beautiful naturally dyed wool that is used.
We'll then depart for a scenic trip to Santa Clara Pueblo, where we'll visit the pottery studio of Paul Speckled Rock.
Santa Clara Pueblo is one of the friendliest pueblos of northern New Mexico, welcoming visitors. The pueblo is famous for its blackware and redware pottery. Mr. Speckled Rock and his wife, Rosalda, will talk about how the pottery is made at Santa Clara, and they'll talk about the families who are best known for their pottery.
We'll return to Santa Fe at about 5:00 PM.Dinner: Dinner at the hotel from 6:00-7:00 PMEvening: Video, "Georgia O'Keeffe: Portrait of an Artist," in hotel meeting room from 7:30-8:30 PMLodging: The Lodge at Santa FeMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
After visiting the museum, we'll have some time to explore the historic Taos Plaza area on our own.Lunch: Meet for lunch at a selected restaurantAfternoon: After lunch, our coach will depart for Taos Pueblo (if it is open; it sometimes closes unexpectedly for tribal meetings, funerals, holy days, etc.). We will then go to the Millicent Rogers Museum and the Rio Grande Gorge.
Bus departs at 4:30 for return to Santa Fe, arriving back at about 6:00 PM.Dinner: Dinner at the hotel from 6:30-7:30 PMEvening: Special presentation from 7:30-8:30 PM by Ronald Roybal, an award-winning Native American flutist, guitarist, and singer. He'll talk about his background, his music (he's a composer as well as an historian of Native American music) and his life as a musician.Lodging: The Lodge at Santa FeMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
We'll then depart for the State Capitol building, where we'll see its impressive art collection.Lunch: Lunch at a selected restaurantAfternoon: After lunch, we'll go to Museum Hill, where we can explore the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and the Museum of International Folk Art.
The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture is one of the State of New Mexico museums, and features pottery, jewelry, sculpture, baskets, and other objects made by Native Americans from all over the United States. Most of the work is from the Southwest. The exhibits are beautifully displayed and documented.
The Museum of International Folk Art features the huge collection of folk art of Alexander Girard, displayed in charming scenarios.
Both museums have great gift shops as well!
Dinner: Dinner and closing comments at the hotel from 7:00 to 8:30 PMLodging: The Lodge at Santa FeMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Check-out time from the hotel is 12:00 PM.Meals Included: Breakfast