Part of the exploration will include some walking; the rest will be via bus.
You'll be able to relate some of the information you studied earlier to what you see in the afternoon.
Bus returns to the hotel by 5:00 PM.Dinner: Dinner at the hotel from 6:00 PM until 7:00 PMEvening: FREE EVENING or optional video in hotel meeting roomLodging: The Lodge at Santa FeMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Depart at 10:30 for a field trip to Pojoaque, where you'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 is much as it has been for over 200 years. You'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. You'll also visit a nearby weaving center.
Chimayo has several families who have been known for their beautiful weaving for many, many years. 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.
You'll see traditional rugs, but also beautiful vests and jackets, placemats, handbags, and more.
The bus departs at 3:00 PM for a scenic trip to Santa Clara Pueblo, where you'll visit with Paul Speckled Rock at his pottery studio.
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, offer a talk about how the pottery is made at Santa Clara, and they'll talk about the families who are best known for their pottery.
The bus departs at 4:30 PM for return to Santa Fe.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
At 1:45 the bus will depart for Museum Hill, where you'll 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. It's a beautiful museum on Museum Hill, and we think you'll enjoy going there for a self-guided tour. We don't usually utilize the docents, as most people in groups seem to prefer looking around at their own pace. There is a brochure available that explains all of the exhibits. The bus departs at 4:30 PM to return to the hotel about 5:00 PM.Dinner: Dinner at the hotel from 6:00-7:00 PMEvening: Special presentation from 7:00-8:00 PM by Ronald Roybal, an award-winning Native American flutist, guitarist, and singer. He'll tell you 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
Pick up boxed lunches in lobby before departing for Taos.Morning: Pick up boxed lunches and be on board bus by 8:15 AM. Bus departs for Taos at 8:15. On arrival in Taos, you'll visit the San Francisco de Asis mission church, the Martinez Hacienda, and the Ernest Blumenschein Home.Lunch: Boxed lunch from hotel can be eaten on the bus or on Taos Plaza.Afternoon: You'll have a little free time in the Plaza area after lunch. Then, If Taos Pueblo is open (it sometimes closes unexpectedly for tribal meetings, funerals, holy days, etc.), we'll take you there for a visit. We will also take you to the Millicent Rogers Museum and the Rio Grande Gorge.
Bus departs at 4:45 for return to Santa Fe, arriving back at about 6:00 PM.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