Friends of Folk Art trip to Las Vegas, NM

Friends of Folk Art trip to Las Vegas, NM

September 13, 2023 08:00 am
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September 14, 2023 05:00 pm
Friends of Folk Art, Museum of International Folk Art

The Friends of Folk Art are sponsoring a unique two-day trip to historic Las Vegas, NM beginning on Wednesday, September 13, with a short stop at San Miguel del Vado to see their historic plaza, and then onto the historic Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Villanueva to view the restored narrative embroideries inside.

Lunch following the Villanueva stop will be in Las Vegas at the Plaza Hotel, called the Belle of the Southwest. In the afternoon, we will enjoy a guided tour of Las Vegas’ historic Rail district, the Harvey girl dormitory, and a sampling of the 900+ historic buildings in town.

Dinner will be at the Castañeda Hotel, a historic Harvey House in Las Vegas, where a block of rooms has been reserved at the hotel for the night.

Thursday’s itinerary offers a visit to the campus of United World College, to tour two significant buildings: Montezuma Castle, a 90,000 square-foot Queen Anne-style hotel and the Dwan Light Sanctuary, a quiet space with prisms instead of windows. The tour will conclude there but we will have plenty of time for shopping, lunch, etc., before heading home.

This event is for FOFA members only. FOFA members will receive an invitation by email which will include more details and the price. A single membership allows access to one ticket. A dual membership allows for two tickets, but each member must register separately.

 For information on joining FOFA, a membership group of the Museum of New Mexico Foundation, please click here.

 For questions, please email friendsoffolkart@gmail.com