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SAINT MARY OF THE WOODS, INDIANA

The Covered Bridges of Indiana

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ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
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Itinerary for May 11 — May 15, 2015

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Type: Inn

Contact info:
Saint Mary of the Woods College
3301 Saint Mary's Road
Saint Mary of the Woods, IN 47876 USA
phone: 812-535-5149
Room amenities: Bed and bath linens, carpeted, telephones, cable television, laptop hook-up. All buildings on campus are wireless.

Facility amenities: Two story, carpeted facility. All guest rooms are two bedroom suites that share a bath. There are 10 rooms on each floor and 5 bathrooms on each floor. Each floor has a kitchenette. There is a large common living room with cable television. No elevator or ramp into the building.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Shared bathroom between two rooms.

Additional nights before: $45.00
For additional nights lodging, contact the Road Scholar coordinator at 812-535-5149 or email reserve@smwc.edu.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day One: Monday, May 11 - Check In and Campus Tour/Welcome Program/Native A...
Note: Tour Campus by bus. You may choose to get off the bus at one or two sites.

Afternoon: Arrive at Mary O. Goodwin Guest House for check-in 2:00-4:00 PM. With a guide, take a bus/walking tour of the campuses of the College and the Sisters of Providence.

Dinner: Dinner in the O' Shaughnessy Dining Room.

Evening: Get acquainted session in Providence Center followed by The Native American Flute. From local musicians and purveyors of the Native American flute, hear the legends of the flute and how to make music with them.

Lodging: Mary O. Goodwin Guest House

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Inn

Contact info:
Saint Mary of the Woods College
3301 Saint Mary's Road
Saint Mary of the Woods, IN 47876 USA
phone: 812-535-5149
Room amenities: Bed and bath linens, carpeted, telephones, cable television, laptop hook-up. All buildings on campus are wireless.

Facility amenities: Two story, carpeted facility. All guest rooms are two bedroom suites that share a bath. There are 10 rooms on each floor and 5 bathrooms on each floor. Each floor has a kitchenette. There is a large common living room with cable television. No elevator or ramp into the building.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Shared bathroom between two rooms.

Additional nights before: $45.00
For additional nights lodging, contact the Road Scholar coordinator at 812-535-5149 or email reserve@smwc.edu.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Two: Tuesday, May 12 - Morning Lecture: Understanding Bridges and the Pe...
Morning Lecture: Understanding Bridges and the People Who Love Them / Afternoon White Violet Center for Eco Justice/Evening Indiana Folklore and Music

Note: Classroom settings morning and evening, classroom and walk the gardens and with the alpacas at White Violet. Paved surfaces to gardens and alpaca barn.

Breakfast: Breakfast served in O'Shaughnessy Dining Hall.

Morning: Learn from a Parke County bridge builder and covered bridge restorer how a community came together to replace a beloved bridge lost to arson. Hear how other bridges starting to crumble are brought back to life.

Lunch: Lunch in the O' Shaughnessy Dining Room.

Afternoon: White Violet Center for Eco Justice. Learn about this mission of the Sisters of Providence, organic gardens and farming, weaving, and visit the award winning alpacas.

Dinner: Dinner in the O' Shaughnessy Dining Room.

Evening: Indiana Folklore and Music. Nan McEntire, PhD, retired Professor of Folklore will introduce you to some of this state's most interesting folk characters who created art, crafts and music in the Hoosier State. Lore and legend will also be shared.

Lodging: Mary O. Goodwin Guest House

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Inn

Contact info:
Saint Mary of the Woods College
3301 Saint Mary's Road
Saint Mary of the Woods, IN 47876 USA
phone: 812-535-5149
Room amenities: Bed and bath linens, carpeted, telephones, cable television, laptop hook-up. All buildings on campus are wireless.

Facility amenities: Two story, carpeted facility. All guest rooms are two bedroom suites that share a bath. There are 10 rooms on each floor and 5 bathrooms on each floor. Each floor has a kitchenette. There is a large common living room with cable television. No elevator or ramp into the building.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Shared bathroom between two rooms.

Additional nights before: $45.00
For additional nights lodging, contact the Road Scholar coordinator at 812-535-5149 or email reserve@smwc.edu.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Three: Wednesday, May 13 - Bus tour of covered bridges in Parke County / Lun...
Bus tour of covered bridges in Parke County / Lunch at Turkey Run State Park / Evening Performance: Native American Flute

Note: Several opportunities to get off the bus at bridge sites and at Turkey Run State Park.

Breakfast: Breakfast in the Guest House or Le Fer Hall.

Morning: This morning we'll join a Parke County tour guide and bridge expert, as we travel by bus to visit many of the 30 bridges in the county. At all bridge sites, participants will explore and examine the bridges, ask questions of the guide, take pictures, walk across and under the bridges, and enjoy the picturesque settings.

Lunch: Lunch at Turkey Run State Park. Turkey Run will offer their delicious fried chicken lunch buffet in the lodge.

Afternoon: After lunch the bridge tour continues. We will stop in Bridgeton, IN a pretty little town with an operating mill and the most photographed bridge in Indiana. On the way home, we will join Dr. Nan McEntire in a local graveyard to see tree stump tombstones!

Dinner: Dinner in the O' Shaughnessy Dining Room.

Evening: Music from Indiana and Beyond-The performers will share tunes from both sides of the Atlantic. You'll enjoy the music of guitar, mandolin, and Irish tin whistle.

Lodging: Mary O. Goodwin Guest House

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Inn

Contact info:
Saint Mary of the Woods College
3301 Saint Mary's Road
Saint Mary of the Woods, IN 47876 USA
phone: 812-535-5149
Room amenities: Bed and bath linens, carpeted, telephones, cable television, laptop hook-up. All buildings on campus are wireless.

Facility amenities: Two story, carpeted facility. All guest rooms are two bedroom suites that share a bath. There are 10 rooms on each floor and 5 bathrooms on each floor. Each floor has a kitchenette. There is a large common living room with cable television. No elevator or ramp into the building.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Shared bathroom between two rooms.

Additional nights before: $45.00
For additional nights lodging, contact the Road Scholar coordinator at 812-535-5149 or email reserve@smwc.edu.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Four: Thursday, May 14 - Free Morning/Broad Ax and other 19th Century Tool...
Free Morning/Broad Ax and other 19th Century Tools/Music from Covered Bridge Country

Note: Afternoon is outdoor classroom weather permitting. Evening is entertainment after dinner in the dining room.

Breakfast: Breakfast in the O' Shaughnessy Dining Room.

Morning: Free time to explore campus or just relax.

Lunch: Lunch in the O' Shaughnessy Dining Room.

Afternoon: Broad Ax and other 19th Century Tools-Keith Ruble, retired superintendent of Vigo County Parks will demonstrate the craft of processing timber as it was done before saw mills. He will also demonstrate the use of other tools in woodcraft. Weather permitting, we will meet on campus at the cabin the Keith built.

Dinner: Farewell dinner in the O' Shaughnessy Dining Room.

Evening: Music from Covered Bridge Country-Tracy Richardson, PhD and Chair of the Masters Degree program in Music Therapy will sing popular songs and songs she composed that were inspired by her love of Parke County, Indiana.

Lodging: Mary O. Goodwin Guest House

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Five: Friday, May 15 - Farewell breakfast is served in the dining hall /...
Farewell breakfast is served in the dining hall / Independent Departures

Breakfast: Breakfast is served in O'Shaughnessy Dinning Room.

Morning: Independent departures following breakfast. Thank you for coming and safe travels home!

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Saint Mary of the Woods, IN
Parke County Convention & Visitors BureauYour guide to Parke County.
For additional information, visit: www.coveredbridges.com
Swope Art MuseumOutstanding collection of 19th- and 20th-century American art. Located in Terre Haute.
For additional information, visit: www.swope.org
Terre Haute Convention & Visitors BureauYour guide to Terre Haute.
For additional information, visit: www.terrehaute.com

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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11 meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips
3 Performances

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