A Sense of Place: Taos & Santa Fe

June 16-21, 2020
$3,795*

Mesmerizing landscapes, flamboyant sunsets, thriving arts culture, and millennia of history, Taos is unlike any city in the country. One-thousand-year-old Taos Pueblo, a multistory adobe one mile north of Taos, is considered to be the oldest continuously inhabited community in the United States. They appear today the same as when the first Spanish explorers arrived in Northern New Mexico in 1540 and believed that the Pueblo was one of the fabled golden cities of Cibola. Enjoy Taos’ celebrated art galleries or incredible museums. We depart Taos for Santa Fe, cutting through valleys surrounded by other-wordly mountains, and arrive at San Ildefonso Pueblo; a community dating back to 1300, known for its traditional black on black pottery, as well as red and polychrome pottery. Next is a walking tour of old Santa Fe, to learn the extensive history of this city, from its native roots to becoming the seat of power during the Spanish Empire during the 1600s and 1700s. The final day of exploring will be spent in Abiquiu, home of Georgia O’Keeffe. Take your time in getting to know both her home and studio, as well as her Ghost Ranch, the inspiration site of so much of her extraordinary work.

Questions? Contact Donna Coggins via email at travel@wm.edu or call 757-221-1165.

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