Field Trips

Update on SAR Field Trips June 2015
As many of you know, Janie Miller was the organizer of SAR’s excellent field trip program, coordinating 109 trips over the past nine years. Janie retired in May leaving large shoes to fill, and we want to be able to maintain the quality of trips that our members expect. Please bear with us as we plan our next steps. We will keep you posted on this website and in our monthly newsletter, so stay tuned! And please join us in wishing Janie many happy trails and adventures on roads less traveled in her new life!

Only SAR members may sign up for the School’s popular field trips, which are offered on seasonal schedules throughout the year and range from half-day trips to adventures lasting several days.

Learn more about SAR’s field trips in the For Members section.

Spring 2015 Field Trips

March 2015
Guitierrez-Hubbell Family, Juliana and Children Field Trip
Thursday, March 19, 2015, 8:00 am–4:00 pm
Historic Homes of the Rio Grande Valley: Gutierrez-Hubbell & Los Poblanos [Filled, waitlist is open.] We will have the opportunity to visit two historic properties along the Rio Grande, the Gutierrez-Hubbell home in the South Valley, and the La Quinta home & Los Poblanos Property in the North Valley. Both homes are listed on the New Mexico State Register of Cultural Properties.
Rio Grande Gorge Field Trip
Friday, March 27, 2015, 8:00 am–4:00 pm
New Mexico’s Equestrian Nomads: Comanche, Jicarilla Apaches and Utes [Filled.] SAR resident scholar Severin Fowles is currently researching the intrusion of the Comanches and Utes into northern New Mexico during the 17th and 18th centuries. This trip offers participants a unique opportunity to study little-known rock art panels that document the arrival of these equestrian tribes into New Mexico’s cultural landscape and the impact these nomadic tribes had upon Puebloan and Hispanic villagers.
April 2015
Blackwater Draw Stratigraphy Field Trip
Friday, April 3–Saturday, April 4, 2015
Discovering Ice Age Americans: A Trip to Blackwater Draw [Filled.] [2 days/1 night, overnight in Portales, New Mexico] For this field trip, Archaeologist David Kilby, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Eastern New Mexico University, will be our expert guide. The trip includes a close-up view of artifacts from the site, plus a guided tour.
Three-dimensional turtle with shell Field Trip
Tuesday, April 21–Friday, April 24, 2015
Artistry of Hopi [Filled.] Among the 12,000+ items of Southwest art and culture represented in the IARC collection, the work of Hopi artist’s Ramson Lomatewama, Iva Honyestewa, and Rachel Sahmie shine particularly bright. Our unique fieldtrip will take us out to Hopi to reconnect with these outstanding artists. It is an opportunity to visit with them in their studios, be enriched by their artistry, and learn how they and their artwork are involved with their community.
May 2015
Tsinat Petroglyphs Field Trip
Friday, May 1, 2015, 7:30 am–3:00 pm
Caja del Rio: Archaeology of Tsinat Pueblo [Filled.] Our trip guides will be Mike Bremer and Anne Baldwin, who work with the Heritage Program on the Santa Fe National Forest. This trip offers an opportunity to explore the Caja del Rio plateau and enjoy a hike into the Santa Fe River canyon just as the cottonwoods and willows begin to awaken. There will be an opportunity to search for rock art and look at the early agricultural fields of ancestral Keres people living along the Santa Fe River.
The Art of Velino Shije Herrera Field Trip
Friday, May 15, 2015, 8:30 am–3:00 pm
The Art of Velino Shije Herrera (Ma Pe Wi) [Filled, waitlist is open.] This field trip offers participants a unique opportunity to view rarely-exhibited paintings by Velino Shije Herrera, which are owned by SAR, and to visit to the Pritzlaff Ranch in San Ignacio, New Mexico to view the large, wall murals painted by Velino.

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