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20684
New Mexico

Great American Get-Together in Santa Fe

Explore local culture as you discover national monuments, historic sites and world-class museums, and learn about Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico from experts.
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8 days
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New Mexico

Great American Get-Together in Santa Fe

Explore local culture as you discover national monuments, historic sites and world-class museums, and learn about Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico from experts.
Length
8 days
Starts at
1,999
Length
8 days
Rating (5)
Starts at
1,999
Program No. 20684RJ

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Immerse yourself in one of the most fascinating areas in the United States as you join Road Scholars and local experts for a week exploring and learning in beautiful Northern New Mexico. Experience the best of the Southwest with in-depth presentations and field trips to an array of significant historical and cultural sites. Learn about Georgia O'Keeffe, explore world-renowned Museum Hill and visit Bandelier National Monument.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Experience treasures of Northern New Mexico on expert-led field trips to the villages of Taos, Abiquiu and Chimayo.
  • Explore world class museums in Santa Fe and Taos.
  • Hear from local experts about contemporary issues facing Native American populations in the Southwest. Climb up ladders and into caves at Bandelier National Monument

General Notes

Max of 140 participants, divided into smaller groups for activities.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Ancient Peoples of the American Southwest
by Stephen Plog, Amy Elizabeth Grey (Illustrator)
This illustrated introduction provides an in-depth look at the ancient cultures that first inhabited the pueblos and cliff dwellings of the American Southwest. Organized chronologically, it features hundreds of maps, mostly black-and-white photographs and site diagrams.
Santa Fe Map
by MapEasy
A plastic-coated, fold-up map of Santa Fe, including Taos and Albuquerque. Size: 18x27 inches.
Anasazi America
by David Stuart
A thought-provoking, engaging account of the rise and fall of Anasazi society in the desert southwest.
New Mexico Wildlife, An Introduction to Familiar Species
by James Kavanagh
A handy fold-up card featuring color illustrations of common plants, animals and reptiles of New Mexico.
The Magic of Bandelier
by David E. Stuart
Guidebook featuring the archeology and anthropology of Bandelier National Monument
Anasazi: Ancient People of the Rock
by Muench, David and Pike, Donald G.
The Geology of Northern New Mexico's Parks, Monuments and Public Lands
by L. Greer Price, Editor
The Spell of New Mexico
by Tony Hillerman (Editor)
A selection of 12 thoughtful essays on the New Mexico state of mind by great writers, including C.G. Jung, Mary Austin, D.H. Lawrence and Lawrence Clark Powell. Hillerman succeeds in communicating the lure of the desert Southwest in this wonderful, literate introduction to the state.
Georgia O'Keeffe and New Mexico: A Sense of Place
by Buhler Lynes/Poling-Kempes/Turner
DK Eyewitness Top Ten Santa Fe, Taos and Albuquerque
by Eyewitness Guides
A compact, illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring the best natural and cultural attractions of the region.
A Study of Southwestern Archaeology
by Stephen Lekson
In this volume Steve Lekson argues that, for over a century, Southwestern archaeology got the history of the ancient Southwest wrong. Instead, he advocates an entirely new approach—one that separates archaeological thought in the Southwest from its anthropological home and moves to more historical ways of thinking. Focusing on the enigmatic monumental center at Chaco Canyon, the book provides a historical analysis of how Southwest archaeology confined itself, how it can break out of those confines, and how it can proceed into the future. Lekson suggests that much of what we believe about the ancient Southwest should be radically revised. Looking past old preconceptions brings a different Chaco Canyon into view: more than an eleventh-century Pueblo ritual center, Chaco was a political capital with nobles and commoners, a regional economy, and deep connections to Mesoamerica. By getting the history right, a very different science of the ancient Southwest becomes possible and archaeology can be reinvented as a very different discipline.
Georgia O'Keeffe and New Mexico, A Sense of Place
by Barbara Buhler Lynes, Lesley Poling-Kempes, Frederick Turner
A catalogue of O'Keeffe paintings pairing 20 original images with modern photographs of the landscapes depicted by the curator of the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe.
Taco Table
by Lois Ellen Frank
A handbook for creating these Southwestern staples with easy to prepare recipes, from homemade tortillas to meat, poultry, seafood, and vegetarian fillings, to salsas that top them off.
In Search of the Old Ones, Exploring the Anasazi World of the Southwest
by David D. Roberts
An exuberant, engaging account of archaeological adventures in the desert Southwest. Roberts investigates the factors that may have led to the demise of the Anasazi civilization and looks into longstanding controversies.
Bandelier National Monument Map
by Trails Illustrated
A detailed map of Bandelier National Monument at a scale of 1:29,000.
American Prometheus
by Bird, Kai and Sherwin, Martin
My Time There: The Art Colonies of Santa Fe and Taos, NM 1956 - 2006
by Dick, R. H.
National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Southwestern States: Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah
by Peter Alden
A compact photographic guide to the wildflowers, trees, mosses, butterflies, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals of the American Southwest.
The Book of the Navajo
by Locke, Raymond Friday
Desert Solitaire
by Edward Abbey
One of the great works on the value of the desert, eloquent and laugh-out-loud funny. Although Abbey writes specifically about his experiences as a ranger at Arches National Park outside Moab, Utah, his message is universal.
Foods of the Southwest Indian Nations
by Lois Ellen Frank
Photographer Lois Ellen Frank spent four years documenting the culinary techniques used on reservations throughout the Southwest, compiling her discoveries into this handsome book, rich in photos and recipes.
Spider Woman's Granddaughters: Traditional Tales and Contemporary Writing by Native American Women
by Allen, Paula Gunn
American Indian Myths and Legends
by Alfonso Ortiz and Richard Erdoes
More than 160 tales from eighty tribal groups gives us a rich and lively panorama of the Native American mythic heritage. From across the continent comes tales of creation and love; heroes and war; animals, tricksters, and the end of the world. In addition to mining the best folkloric sources of the nineteenth century, the editors have also included a broad selection of contemporary Native American voices.
The Great Taos Bank Robbery
by Tony Hillerman
Nine indelible tales of life in New Mexico by the great newspaperman and author of the terrific series of mysteries set on the Navajo Nation.
Recreational Map of New Mexico
by GTR Mapping
A very good fold-out map of New Mexico.
Indian Arts of the Southwest
by Susanne Page
Featuring color photographs of the basketry, pottery, weaving, jewelry, and carvings of 200 noted artists, this book is both a collector's guide and cultural history of the Navajo, Hopi, Zuni, Pueblo peoples and other native peoples.
Ceremony
by Leslie Marmon Silko
A powerful novel about Tayo, a half-white Laguna Pueblo Indian who returns to his reservation after surviving as a prisoner of the Japanese during World War II.
Taos, A Topical History
by Corina A. Santistevan
Profiling the small, but highly influential northern New Mexico town, this collection of 23 essays were written by scholars in a variety of fields, including: archaeology, geology, history, art and literature.
Ancient Child
by Momaday, N. Scott
Portrait of an Artist, A Biography of Georgia O'Keeffe
by Laura Lisle
Lisle shows how O'Keeffe was both changed and inspired by her Southwestern surroundings in this insightful biography of Georgia O'Keeffe.
Georgia O'Keeffe: A Life
by Robinson, Roxana
Dark Beauty, Photographs of New Mexico
by Jack Parsons
Southwest photographer Parsons presents the rugged landscapes and the people of New Mexico, exploring religious iconography, far-flung ranches, small towns and wide open spaces in this full-color coffee table book.
New Mexico Geologic Highway Map
by New Mexico Geological Society
Pueblo Nations: Eight Centuries of Pueblo Indian History
by Joe Sando
An expansive history of the Indian Pueblos of New Mexico from a Native American perspective. The book explores the origins of the tribe to its current struggles to maintain sovereignty, land and water rights.
Meals
16 Meals
7 Breakfasts
4 Lunches
5 Dinners
The following choices may be available when requested in advance: Vegetarian, Gluten Free
Lodging
Lodgings may differ by date. Select a date to see the lodgings specific to that date.
Display
Apr 18, 2022 - Apr 25, 2022
  • Apr 18, 2022 - Apr 25, 2022
7 nights
Santa Fe
Housed in a landmark 300-year-old hacienda, the Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza is in the heart of Santa Fe. Decorated with authentic Southwest colors and furnishings, this hotel captures the allure of the Southwest and its rich cultural heritage. It is just a short walk to the Santa Fe Plaza area, with a multitude of opportunities for fine dining, browsing museums and art galleries, sightseeing and shopping.





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