Circles Explorers Silver City Adventure:

Thursday, August 3, 2023
8 a.m. Depart Santa Fe (5.7-hour drive)
1:30 p.m. Arrive in Silver City
2 p.m. Demo and Talk with Hosana Eilert, Owner and Professional Weaver

    • Wild West Weavers
      211D North Texas Street
      Silver City, New Mexico 88061Silver City, New Mexico 88061

3:30 p.m. Check-in at Bear Mountain Lodge (You must RSVP with Cara O’Brien to receive your group discount code)

    • 60 Bear Mountain Ranch
      P.O. Box 1163
      Silver City, NM 88062

6 p.m. Welcome Dinner at Café Oso Azul, Bear Mountain Lodge, Special Guests Mr. & Mrs. Fred Barraza, Santa Fe Regent

Friday, August 4, 2023
9 a.m. Complimentary Breakfast
10:30 a.m. Western NM University Museum – Pottery Tour of Museum and Hands on Behind the Scenes Tour with Director Daniel Romero

    • Bio: Born and raised in Southern California, Danielle spent the last 11 years in Nevada managing archaeological collections and working for the State Historic Preservation Office. A PhD candidate at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas focusing on Mimbres pottery and how it informs prehistoric interaction, Dani spent most of her summers for the past 9 years in the Mimbres Valley/Silver City working on various field projects before accepting the directorship of Silver City's WNMU Museum. The WNMU Museum is home to the NAN Ranch Collection: the largest and most complete collection of Mimbres materials in existence from a single prehistoric Mimbres site, and the largest and most comprehensive permanent interpretative exhibition of Mimbres pottery and artifacts in the world.

1:30 p.m. Boxed Lunch, Café Oso Azul
3 p.m. Tour of The Warren House and the Big Ditch with Eric Blinman
4 p.m. Afternoon and Dinner on Your Own

    • Suggested Sites: Fort Bayard Museum, La Esperanza Vineyard, Our Lady of Guadalupe Monastery, Gila Hot Springs

Saturday, August 5, 2023
9 a.m. Complimentary Breakfast
10:30 p.m. Tour of Gila Cliff Dwellings with Eric Blinman
12 p.m. Boxed Lunch, Café Oso Azul
2 p.m. Resume Tour of Gila Cliff Dwellings with Eric Blinman
5:30 p.m. Proposed Dutch Dinner at The Buckhorn Saloon and Opera House

    • 32 Main St,
      Pinos Altos, NM 88053