You'll drive through a lot of Santa Fe, including the historic downtown area as well as more modern parts of the city.
Part of the exploration will include some walking; the rest will be via bus.
Bus returns to the hotel by 5:00 PM.Dinner: Dinner at the hotelEvening: FREE EVENING or optional video about Mabel Dodge Luhan 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 studio.
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.
The bus then departs 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 hotelEvening: Video, "Georgia O'Keeffe: Portrait of an Artist"Lodging: The Lodge at Santa FeMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Bus departs at 4:45 for return to Santa Fe, arriving back by 6:00 PM.Dinner: Dinner at the hotelEvening: 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
After class, 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 3:30 PM to return to the hotel for some free time before dinner.Lunch: Lunch at Museum Hill CaféAfternoon: Continue museum visits after lunch, then return to the hotel for some free time before dinner.Dinner: Dinner and closing comments at the hotel from 6:00 to 7:30 PMLodging: The Lodge at Santa FeMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Check-out time from the hotel is 12:00 PM.Meals Included: Breakfast