Field Trips

May 13, 2017 – Trip – Ghost Ranch

   Cattle rustlers with stolen goods, dinosaurs, Navajos, the Gallina, Georgia O’Keeffe and John Wayne… all walked the “Ranch of the Witches” that became Ghost Ranch.  We will tour the museum. John Hayden, retired Forest Service archeologist, will give an illustrated talk on the cultural background of the Ghost Ranch area detailing the Gallina Culture.  … Continue reading

June 24, 2017 – Trip – Chimayo & Spanish Weaving

  We will begin our day with a visit to the Santuario de Chimayo which is a part of the Catholic religious order known as the Sons of the Holy Family.  El Santuario de Chimayo is one of the most important pilgrimage sites in the world.  During Easter as many as 40,000 people journey to … Continue reading

July 22, 2017 – Trip – Los Alamos History Tour

  We will begin in the historic district with a guided walking tour learning about the Pueblo history in the area and the Homestead period.  We will hear about the Los Alamos Ranch School which was purchased in 1942 by the US Army’s Manhattan Engineering District to become the Manhattan Project.  We will also learn … Continue reading

September 9, 2017 – Trip – Las Trampas, Picuris & La Chiripada

  We head north to Las Trampas and the San José de Gracia Church.  Built 1760-1776, the church is a model of adobe Spanish Missions in New Mexico.  After our tour we will journey on to Picuris Pueblo for a tour of this Tewa speaking village. We will enjoy lunch on the grounds.  This is … Continue reading