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Great American Get-Together in Santa Fe

Program Number: 20684RJ
Start and End Dates:
6/25/2014 - 7/2/2014;
Duration: 7 nights
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Price starting at: $2,199.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Multi-Topic Activity Level: t (see description)
Meals: 18; 7 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 6 Dinners    
Meal Options: Vegetarian; Gluten Free    

Join the most popular Road Scholar instructors for a week of fellowship, learning and fun in one of the most beautiful corners of the United States — Santa Fe, New Mexico. We’ve planned an amazing array of in-depth lectures, field trips and activities— plus a final night gala! Choose from our areas of study in the region’s history, art and culture, or follow a path that leads through New Mexico’s geologic and natural wonders. There is something for everyone, as you experience the best of Road Scholar in Santa Fe!




Highlights

• Immerse yourself in the stories and culture of the region’s many communities, studying Native American and Hispanic influences.
• Experience firsthand the treasures of New Mexico on expert-led field trips to Taos, Los Alamos, Bandelier National Monument, Native American pueblos and museums.
• Stay in luxurious lodgings right in the heart of Santa Fe’s historic district.



Activity Particulars

Walking up to a mile a day with some standing in museums. Elevation 7000 feet.



This program has been limited to 150 participants, but the group will be divided into smaller groups for most activities.




Date Specific Information

6-25-2014

Enjoy the latest in hearing technology — listening devices — on this date.



Coordinated by Road Scholar.




Santa Fe

A cosmopolitan city famous for its world-renowned opera, chamber and choral music and for its art and artists, Santa Fe is situated at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Nearby, eight historic, continuously occupied pueblos and small Hispanic villages divulge a heritage that is impeccably preserved in this multi-cultural state capital.



Accommodations
Full service hotel near historic downtown Plaza.

Road Scholar Instructors
These instructors are participating on at least one date of this program. Please note that changes may occur.
Allen Girdner

Allen Girdner is inquisitive by nature, having grown up the son of a history teacher. For 47 years, he has traveled throughout northern New Mexico for business and pleasure and is constantly on the lookout for anything he can learn about the Land of Enchantment. Allen was educated in New Mexico and with considerable experience working for the state, he has keen insight on the storied Main Street of America known as Route 66.
 
Mark Utgaard

A resident of New Mexico for more than 40 years, Mark Utgaard enjoys sharing his love for the state’s culture and history with others. He is a former journalist and editor, and for 20 years, owned an importing business that offered traditional and contemporary handcrafts from Colombia for wholesale in North America, Asia and the Caribbean. During the 1960s and 1970s, Mark traveled to Europe several times as a member of youth orchestras, and later worked as a travel manager for other youth choirs and orchestras journeying to Europe. He has been a Road Scholar group leader and instructor for six years. In his free time, Mark likes to make furniture from old wood and he is learning to play the button accordion.
 
Sharon Franco

Sharon Franco holds a master’s in English literature from the University of Illinois, as well as a literary translator's diploma from El Colegio de Mexico in Mexico City. She teaches literature and writing at the University of New Mexico and Santa Fe Preparatory School, public speaking at Santa Fe Community College, and Spanish language and literature privately. She has translated books of fiction to and from Spanish. In Mexico, she was a translator of films, fiction and scholarly publications.
 
Jerry Rightman

Who would have ever thought that a retired veterinarian would become a dedicated art lecturer? Jerry Rightman is just that person and is an active member in the art community of Santa Fe, applying his talents as a docent at the New Mexico Museum of Art and the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. He has received rave reviews for the many years that he has been teaching for Road Scholar.
 
Georgia Strickfaden

Georgia Strickfaden was born and raised in “nuclear age” Los Alamos, N.M. As a school teacher, she taught in western Colorado and southeastern Arizona before returning to New Mexico where she married Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory (LANL) employee, Gerry Strickfaden. After a few years’ employment at LANL, Georgia launched her own excursion company for Los Alamos and the surrounding areas. She has served on county-appointed boards and on the Board of the Los Alamos Historical Society.
 
Gerry Strickfaden

Gerry Strickfaden grew up in Los Alamos, N.M., where his dad managed the telephone company. Gerry received his mechanical engineering degree from New Mexico State University, and started his career at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory while still in college. He worked in the nuclear weapons program and in non-proliferation before retiring in 2008. Gerry now serves on the Los Alamos County Historic District Advisory Board, and is catching up on house projects and his hobby of preparing race cars.
 
Meals and Lodgings
   Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza
  Santa Fe 7 nights
 Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza
Type: Full Service Hotel
  Description: This charming hotel is located three blocks from the historic downtown Plaza and is surrounded by Santa Fe restaurants and shops with convenient transportation nearby. 100% non-smoking facility.
  Contact info: 100 Sandoval Street
Santa Fe, NM 87507 USA
phone: 505-988-2811
web: www1.hilton.com/en_US/hi/hotel/SFEHIHF-hilton
  Room amenities: Southwest motif, Hilton Serenity Bed and Amenity Collections, coffee and tea service, ironing boards, robes, hair dryer and makeup mirror
  Facility amenities: Business Center, Complimentary printing service, fax, express mail, notary public, office rental, photo copying service, video conferencing available, video messaging, video phone, 24-hour Pavilion Pantry Market, laundry-valet service, ATM, baggage storage, bar area, concierge desk, elevators, gift shop, guest activity/recreation desk, lounge, multi-lingual staff, room service, fitness room, pool
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: best seasonal rates Request additional nights directly from hotel prior to arrival by calling 505-988-2811.
  Check in time: 4:00 PM
  Additional nights after: best seasonal rates Request additional nights directly from hotel prior to arrival by calling 505-988-2811.
  Check out time: 12:00 PM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Check in at hotel from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Registration with Road Scholar group leaders in designated location at the hotel. You will be staying at Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza that night.
  End of Program:
Program ends after buffet breakfast in hotel dining room between 7:00 & 9:00 AM; checkout no later than 12:00 noon. You will be staying at Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required.
  Parking availability:
Parking is free at the hotel. Participants have access to their vehicles throughout the program.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Santa Fe
  Nearest city or town:  Albuquerque
  Nearest highway: I-25
  Nearest airport:  Albuquerque International Sunport and Santa Fe Municipal Airport (very small airport; commuter flights only)
  From End of Program
  Location: Santa Fe
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Albuquerque to Santa Fe

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Sandia Shuttle

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Round-trip shuttle fee to and from Albuquerque Sunport included in program cost
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

Approximately 70 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

65 miles

   

You will be notified prior to the program's start date if your transportation to Santa Fe will be via van or shuttle - and we'll give you your confirmation number and information about the trip. Upon arrival at the Albuquerque Sunport, go to the baggage claim area and look for the "Welcome, Road Scholars!" signs.

 

Santa Fe to Albuquerque

 

To Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Sandia Shuttle Express
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Round trip shuttle fee from Santa Fe hotels to Albuquerque Sunport included in program cost
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

Approximately 70 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

65 miles

   

You will be notified in your welcome packet upon arrival at the hotel about your return transportation to Albuquerque Sunport, based on your departure time, and we will have Road Scholar staff available to help you If you have questions or need assistance.

 
Driving Directions
  From Albuquerque International Airport Take Interstate I-25 North. Exit at St. Francis Drive. Continue to Cerrillos Road. Turn right on Cerrillos Road and veer left onto Sandoval Street. Continue for 1/2 mile. The HILTON SANTA FE HISTORIC PLAZA is located at 100 Sandoval, which will be on the left-hand side of the street. Free parking in the hotel parking lot.
  From North and South on I-25 From I-25 (all directions) take the St. Francis/Santa Fe Plaza exit; continue to Cerrillos Road. Turn right on Cerrillos Road. Access the left lane, follow the left split which turns into Sandoval Street. Remain on Sandoval Street for 1/2 mile. The HILTON SANTA FE HISTORIC PLAZA is on the left hand side of Sandoval Street after crossing over West Alameda. There is no parking fee at the Hilton's parking lot.
Elevation Note: Santa Fe is at an elevation of 7,000'.

The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Arrival in Santa Fe; registration with program's group leaders; dinner and orientation
(Wednesday, June 25)

Note: Walking in hotel from registration area to rooms, dining room and meeting space



   
 Arrive To: Arrive at the Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza between 3:00 and 6:00 PM for check-in. After checking in, go to Registration Table #1 - the group leader there will let you know where to pick up your personalized program packet.
 Dinner: Dinner at the Hilton from 6:00 - 7:30 PM
 Evening: Welcoming remarks, special introductions, and general program orientation follows dinner.
   
Accommodations: Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Introduction to NM History: Walking exploration of downtown Santa Fe; Visits to downtown state museums
(Thursday, June 26)

Note: Walking up to one mile over the course of the day over uneven paved terrain; standing up to one hour



   
 Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the hotel
 Morning: Prepare to be enchanted by New Mexico as we offer two classes, one on the history of New Mexico and the other on Santa Fe and the Spaniards. Breaks will be included.
 Lunch: Lunch at the hotel
 Afternoon: After lunch, we'll depart for a guided walking exploration of downtown Santa Fe. This will include the Historic Plaza, St. Francis Cathedral Basilica and other historic downtown locations as time permits.

We'll then have some time at leisure for independent explorations of the downtown area and state museums (the New Mexico History Museum, New Mexico Museum of Art, and Palace of the Governors Museum.

 Dinner: Buffet dinner at the hotel
 Evening: This evening we'll hear about the amazing geology and geography of northern New Mexico. It's a fascinating subject, and this class on northern New Mexico's geophysical history should add to our appreciation of the area's wild beauty.
   
Accommodations: Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Class and field trip featuring Los Alamos, NM and the Bradbury Science Museum; Visit to Bandelier National Monument
(Friday, June 27)

Note: Walking up to one mile over the course of the day over paved and unpaved rocky terrain; standing up to two hours with very few opportunities to sit



   
 Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the hotel
 Morning: This morning begins with a class that will introduce us to the city of Los Alamos from the Manhattan Project to present day. The instructors have worked with the National Laboratory there.

We'll then depart for Bandelier National Monument and Los Alamos. Bandelier, less than 15 miles south of Los Alamos, contains stunningly preserved ruins of the ancient cliff-dwelling ancestral Puebloan (Anasazi) culture. Their culture flourished here between 1100 and 1550 A.D. On arrival, we'll stop at the Visitor Center, then explore some of the trails in Frijoles Canyon.

 Lunch: Boxed lunches in the picnic area
 Afternoon: After visiting Bandelier, we will depart for Los Alamos, where we'll have a bus excursion through town, then stop at the Bradbury Science Museum.

The Bradbury is dedicated to the history of the atomic bomb, and is absolutely fascinating, with many original documents and interesting remnants of that era.

Bus will depart for Santa Fe at 5:00 PM, arriving back at the hotel at approximately 6:00 PM.

 Dinner: Buffet dinner at the hotel
 Evening: Evening at leisure
   
Accommodations: Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: All-day field trip to Taos, NM
(Saturday, June 28)

Note: Walking up to one mile over paved or packed dirt terrain over the course of the day; standing up to one hour at a time



   
 Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the hotel
 Morning: This morning we'll depart for a full-day trip to Taos. The first stop will be for a photo opportunity at San Francisco de Asís Mission Church in Ranchos de Taos (brief visit). The outside of this church is among the most painted and photographed churches in the country, and has been depicted in the works of Georgia O'Keeffe and Ansel Adams. This adobe structure has very sculptured, curved walls. The play of light at different times of the day makes for uniquely different colorations and shadows.

We'll then continue on into Taos, disembark from the bus, and walk to the Ernest Blumenschein Museum.

Located on historic Ledoux Street in downtown Taos, the Blumenschein Home and Museum is maintained much as it was when the artist and his family were alive. The home is filled with a superb collection of the Blumenschein family's art, a representative sampling of works by other famous Taos artists, fine European and Spanish Colonial style antiques, and the family's lifetime of personal possessions. The home beautifully illustrates the lifestyle of Taos artists in the first half of the twentieth century.

We'll then walk to the Taos Plaza area for lunch on our own and independent explorations of historic Bent Street.

 Lunch: Lunch on our own at one of the many restaurants around the Taos Plaza
 Afternoon: This afternoon our bus will take us to Taos Pueblo. (If the pueblo is open; it can close unexpectedly, with little to no advance notice.) The northernmost of New Mexico's pueblos, Taos has been home to the Tiwa tribes for more than 900 years. Over 100 people live much as their ancestors did 1,000 years ago - there is no electricity and no running water on the pueblo. The remaining 2,000 residents live in conventional homes on the pueblo's 95,000 acres. We'll have a Native American guide from Taos Pueblo walk us around the Pueblo and talk about its history and present-day presence.

After visiting the pueblo, we'll go to the Millicent Rogers Museum. This museum will give us a glimpse of some of the finest Southwestern arts and crafts anywhere.

Founded in 1953 by Millicent Rogers' family members after her death, the museum contains a magnificent array of jewelry, textiles, potteryy, kachina dolls, paintings, and basketry collected by the wealthy Taos emigre beginning in 1947. The scope of the museum expanded in the 1970s to include Anglo arts and crafts and Hispanic religious and secular pieces. The gift shop has a fine collection of superior regional art.

We'll continue on to the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, located west of Taos. Spanning New Mexico's greatest river at 650 feet above the canyon floor, it's one of America's highest bridges.

 Dinner: Dinner at a selected Taos restaurant
 Evening: Bus returns to Santa Fe, arriving back at the hotel at approximately 9:00 pm.
   
Accommodations: Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5: Field trip to Santa Ana Pueblo for the San Pedro Feast Day celebrations; Lunch in Albuquerque; Evening presentation by a storyteller
(Sunday, June 29)

Note: Walking up to one mile over paved or packed terrain over course of the day; standing up to two hours at a time



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel
 Morning: Field trip to Santa Ana Pueblo for their feast day celebration. The Santa Ana people believe they originated from a subterranean world to the north. Assisted by their mother, Lyatiko, they ascended through four worlds before emerging into this, the fifth world. They broke into different factions that spoke different languages. One group migrated to establish the historic Santa Ana village known as Tamaya in the 16th century

Among the most economically active of the 19 pueblos, Santa Ana has capitalized on its proximity to Albuquerque by developing a range of businesses, including world class tourism facilities.

Santa Ana has committed several million dollars to restore six miles of riverway that cut through its lands. A handful of Santa Ana women work in embroidery, jewelry, pottery, and the creation of ceremonial ribbon shirts and dresses. Perhaps the pueblo's best known artist is Art Menchengo, who works in watercolors, oil paints and various drawing media.

While most of the tribe does not live in the historic village of Tamaya, this ancient pueblo comes alive for ceremonial events.

 Lunch: Lunch at nearby restaurant
 Afternoon: Return to Santa Fe.

The rest of the afternoon is at leisure for independent explorations of downtown Santa Fe or relaxation at the hotel.

 Dinner: Dinner at the hotel
 Evening: This evening we'll be entertained by Joe Hayes, professional storyteller and SFAOL (Santa Fe Always Online) contributor. Joe has performed in hundreds of schools, libraries, museums and parks. He tells folktales from many cultures, and among his favorites are the local cuentos, the Hispanic tales of New Mexico. A highlight of every summer in Santa Fe, for children and adults alike, are his storytelling sessions outside the tepee at the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian in Santa Fe.

In 1982, Mariposa Printing and Publishing company in Santa Fe presented 10 of these stories in "The Day It Snowed Tortillas." Now in its ninth printing, the book has become a regional favorite and has brought delight to readers throughout the country.

   
Accommodations: Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Morning classes about Georgia O'Keeffe and Southwest ar; Field trip to Museum of International Folk Art, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, and the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum; Evening at leisure; Optional event: Music on the Plaza
(Monday, June 30)

Note: Walking up to one mile over paved or packed terrain over course of the day; standing up to one hour at a time.



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel
 Morning: The city of Santa Fe has many huge attractions, and one of its claims to fame is the amazing art that has been created here over the centuries.

To prepare us for our afternoon visit to the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, we'll have a class about Georgia O'Keeffe's time in New Mexico and the glorious art works she produced here. O'Keeffe is known all over the world for her haunting depictions of the shapes and colors of northern New Mexico. She first visited the state in 1917 and returned for extended visits from the 1920s through the 1940s.

After a break, we'll hear about Southwest art. From the traditional Hispanic and Native American art came much of the contemporary art we see in the city today; our instructor will talk about the rich heritage that artists in Santa Fe can draw from and how many have adapted traditional art forms and incorporated them into contemporary ideas. We will have an opportunity to see a lot of the more contemporary art as well as some of the traditional art while in Santa Fe and Taos.

 Lunch: Lunch at a selected restaurant
 Afternoon: After lunch we willl visit the Museum of Indian Arts and Crafts and the Museum of International Folk Art, both part of the New Mexico state museum system.

The MIAC offers a huge collection of pottery, basketry, rugs, jewelry and artifacts, mostly from tribes of the southwest region. The exhibits are beautifully displayed and documented.

The Museum of International Folk Art features the huge collection of folk art of Alexander Girardm displayed in charming scenarios. (Both museums have great gift shops as well!)

After these museum visits, we'll go to the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum downtown. While not large, the O'Keeffe is a primary destination for many who visit Santa Fe. The main exhibition on display this summer is "Georgia O'Keeffe and Ansel Adams: The Hawaii Pictures."

The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure.

 Dinner: Dinner on our own
 Evening: Evening at leisure to relax at the hotel, socialize, explore the city, or attend this evening's optional event: Music on the Plaza at the Santa Fe bandstand
   
Accommodations: Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7: Presentation on New Mexico cuisine; Class on Southwest literature; Visit to the Pablita Velarde Museum; Gala farewell dinner and special entertainment
(Tuesday, July 1)

Note: Walking up to one mile over paved or packed terrain over course of the day; standing up to one hour at a time



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel
 Morning: This morning we'll enjoy a presentation about New Mexico cuisine. Influenced not only by Mexico and Spain but by many other countries, the cuisine of Santa Fe has taken on a life of its own. Almost every restaurant in the city has some remarkably good and culturally interesting items on their menu. Variations on something one would think might be simple - like an enchilada or tamale - becomes something unusual, with great spices (not all are hot!) and some beautiful presentations. Cuisine is a really big deal in this city, and its 120 restaurants prove that over and over.

After a break, we'll hear about some of the best of Southwest literature in a class with one of our most popular instructors. We'll return home with a very long must-read list!

 Lunch: Lunch at the hotel
 Afternoon: This afternoon we'll walk to the Pablita Velarde Museum of Indian Women in the Arts. Definitely a must-see for anyone interested in the history of authentic Native American art by Native female artists.

Born in 1918, award-winning artist Pablita Velarde paved the way for Native American women to have a career in the arts. The Museum continues the legacy and tradition by displaying the works of extraordinary Native American female artists.

The rest of the afternoon is at leisure until 5:30 PM, when our bus will depart for the evening's very special adventure.

 Dinner: Special dinner created just for our Road Scholar group; the menu and evening's entertainment will be a surprise!
 Evening: After dinner, we'll move to a separate area for the evening's entertainment. Come prepared to have a really good time! Bus will depart for the hotel at the end of the entertainment event.
   
Accommodations: Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Breakfast and Departure
(Wednesday, July 2)
   
 Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the hotel from 6:00 - 8:00 AM
 Morning: Departure via shuttle buses as scheduled. Departure times and shuttle confirmation numbers are included in the welcome packet, and staff will be available to assist with departures.

Hotel check-out time is no later than 12:00 noon.

   
Meals Included: Breakfast
Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

Suggested Reading List


100 Hikes in New Mexico (2nd edition)


Author: Martin, Craig


109 East Palace Avenue: Robert Oppenheimer and the Secret City of Los Alamos


Author: Conant, Jennet


Anasazi World


Author: Jones, Dewitt and Cordell, Linda


Anasazi: Ancient People of the Rock


Author: Muench, David and Pike, Donald G.


Ceremony


Author: Leslie Marmon Silko


Death Comes for the Archbishop


Author: Cather, Willa


Edge of Taos Desert


Author: Luhan, Mabel Dodge


Georgia O'Keeffe and New Mexico: A Sense of Place


Author: Buhler Lynes/Poling-Kempes/Turner


Healing Earthquakes


Author: Baca, Jimmy Santiago


Heaven's Window: A Journey Through Northern New Mexico


Author: Wallis, Michael & Parsons, Jack


Description: Photographer Jack Parson's stunning images reveal the magical qualities of the upper Rio Grande region. this compelling spot in the Southwest, which includes Santa Fe, Taos and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, has long been a magnetic crossroads. travel with parsons to bustling Indian marketplaces, charming historic churches, ancient petroglyphs, lively fiestas, and haunting old ranchos. Award-winning storyteller, Michael Wallis explores the rich history of this remarkable region. Peeling back the layers of time, Wallis gets at the enchantment, turbulence, and mystery of this very special place and the people - native American, Hispanic, Anglo and others - who inhabit it.



Hiking Adventures in Northern New Mexico


Author: Salzman, Joan


House Made of Dawn


Author: Momaday, N. Scott


Indian Arts of the Southwest


Author: Page, Susanne & Jake


Los Alamos: The Growth of an Atomic Community


Author: Jon Hunner


Loverboys


Author: Castillo, Ana


Martin & Meditations on the South Valley


Author: Baca, Jimmy Santiago


Men on the Moon


Author: Ortiz, Simon


My Penitente Land


Author: Chavez, Fray Angelico


My Time There: The Art Colonies of Santa Fe and Taos, NM 1956 - 2006


Author: Dick, R. H.


Native Americans of the Southwest: A Journey of Discovery


Author: Tito Naranjo


Portrait of an Artist: A Biography of Georgia O'Keeffe


Author: Lisle, Laurie


Pueblos of the Rio Grande: A Visitor's Guide


Author: Daniel Gibson


Description: One of the best and most definitive books on the Pueblos along the Rio Grande in New Mexico. Information about pueblo events including feast days and special dances included, as well as a page or two of information about the origination and history of each pueblo. An excellent book for anyone interested in New Mexico's pueblos and the people who keep the traditions alive.



Roadside Geology of New Mexico


Author: Halka Chronic


Santa Fe and Taos: The Writer's Era 1916-1941


Author: Weigle, Marta & Fior, Kyle


Santa Fe, Its 400th Year: Exploring the Past, Defining the Future


Author: Dean, Rob


Description: This fresh presentation, 400 years after the Spanish founded Santa Fe in 1610, presents the full art of Santa Fe's story that sifts through its long, complex, thrilling history. It illuminates Santa Fe's enduring promise to cling to roots that are bottomless and to leap into a future that is boundless. Many illustrations, timelines, index, and detailed biographies.



Southwestern Landscapes in Women's Writing and Art


Author: Norwood, Vera & Monk, Janice


The Making of the Atomic Bomb


Author: Rhoads, Richard


The Essence of Santa Fe: From a Way of Life to a Style


Author: Hammett, Jerilou & Kingsley


The Field Guide to Geology


Author: David Lambert & the Diagram Group


The Geology of Northern New Mexico's Parks, Monuments and Public Lands


Author: L. Greer Price, Editor


The Great Taos Bank Robbery and Other True Stories of the Southwest


Author: Tony Hillerman


The House at Otowi Bridge


Author: Church, Peggy Pond


The Magic of Bandelier


Author: David E. Stuart


Description: Guidebook featuring the archeology and anthropology of Bandelier National Monument



The Milagro Beanfield War


Author: Nichols, John


The Santa Fe Opera: An American Pioneer


Author: Huscher, Phillip


The Santa Fe School of Cooking Cookbook


Author: Susan D. Curtis


Description: Contains some of the very best recipes from Santa Fe School of Cooking and features glorious photography.



The Spell of New Mexico


Author: Hillerman, Tony (Editor)


Description: A gathering of essays that evoke the unique and mysterious appeal New Mexico has had for some of the twentieth century's best-known writers. included are selections by Mary Austin, Oliver La Farge, Conrad Richter, D.H. Lawrence, C.G. Jung, Winfield Townley Scott, John DeWitt McKee, Ernie Pyle, Harvey Fergusson, and Lawrence Clark Powell. Hillerman's preface and introduction are choice specimens of his incisive humor and his own deep love of the state.



This Dancing Ground of Sky


Author: Church, Peggy Pond


Through the Eye of the Deer: An Anthology of Native American Women Writers


Author: Dunn, Carolyn, & Comfort, Carol


Tierra: Contemporary Short Fiction of New Mexico


Author: Anaya, Rudolfo


Walking the Twilight: Women Writers of the Southwest


Author: Wilder, Kathryn


When Los Alamos Was a ranch School: Historical Profile


Author: Fermor Church and Peggy Pond Church


Winter of Taos


Author: Luhan, Mabel Dodge




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