PANIC05 Companions Program
Dear fellow Companions at the PANIC05 meeting:
A program of meetings and excursions has been planned for
your stay in Santa Fe. Details and sign-up information follow. We
hope you will consider joining the outings. We look forward to meeting
you and to sharing your explorations of charming Santa Fe and beautiful
Angela Barnes and Beverly Cooper
for the Companions Program Committee
Monday, October 24, 2005
| 08:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
|| Welcome and complimentary Coffee Hour |
Hilton Hotel Pinon Grill
| 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
|| Walking tour of downtown Santa Fe
Museum-trained docents will lead groups of 15 - 18 participants
on a walking tour of historic Santa Fe, the seat of government - under
four flags - for almost 400 years and the site of hunter-gatherer
habitation for thousands of years before that. The tour, lasting about
one hour and forty-five minutes, costs $10.00 per person, children under
So that enough docents will be available to lead these small groups,
please indicate your expectation to join the walking tour on the
Conference Registration Form.
Docents will be on hand during the Coffee Hour to take your $10.00
payment in cash or by check made out to the Museum of New Mexico
Foundation and will lead the tour groups at 10:00 a.m. following the
Coffee Hour with departure directly from the Hilton Hotel Pinon Grill.
| 02:30 p.m. - 05:30 p.m.
|| Cooking Class and Tasting |
Santa Fe School of Cooking
|| This acclaimed recreational cooking school will offer a
three-hour class on Southwest Tapas, those regional and tasty hors
d'oeuvres. You'll enjoy the tasting, but will still have room for
dinner! The class, accommodating a maximum of 44 participants, costs
$65.00 plus tax per person.
If you wish to join this activity, please reserve your place in the
cooking class by:
Registered, prepaid cooking class participants should make
their way on foot in time for the 2:30 class to the:
- telephone at 505 983-4511 (preferred);
- email to:
- or on line between August 1 and September 15 at
Select 'Southwest Cooking School'
Select 'Cooking Classes'
Select 'Southwest Tapas'
Select 'October 24'
After your name, enter PANIC
Enter your hotel telephone number
Santa Fe School of Cooking
116 W. San Francisco St.
(two blocks from Hilton Hotel, upstairs in the Plaza Mercado)
Tuesday, October 25, 2005
| 08:00 a.m. - 06:00 p.m.
|| All-Day Taos Outing
The Taos excursion begins with a 1.5-hour drive through colorful
northern New Mexico that follows the scenic
Rio Grande River canyon to
Taos. The first stop will be the historic 3-story
the background painting on the PANIC05 poster. The pueblo has been
continuously inhabited for centuries.
The second stop will be
where visitors will have the choice
of a guided walking tour of the town or free time to wander through the
galleries and shops. Lunch may be purchased at any one of several
restaurants on or near the plaza. Following Lunch, the participants
will drive to observe grand vistas from the Rio Grande Gorge bridge.
Millicent Rogers Museum
in Taos, New Mexico, visitors enjoy
outstanding historical collections of Native American jewelry, ceramics,
paintings, and weavings; Hispanic textiles, metalwork, sculpture; and a
wide range of contemporary Southwestern art. One piece of the permanent
collection includes the
and Julian Martinez family collection of
Departure is from the Hilton Hotel is at 8:00 AM on Tuesday, October
25. The tour will return between 5 and 6 PM. The transportation and
guide costs are $35 per person. The modest pueblo entrance ($8) and photography
fees ($5) at Taos Pueblo, lunch, and museum fees ($7) are extra. Payment for the
bus and most other activities can only be accepted in cash for the Taos outing.
Places can be reserved at the
Wednesday, October 26, 2005
12:30 p.m. Conference Excursions
|| Companions are welcome to join the Wednesday afternoon excursions planned for
all conference participants; for more detailed information, please see the Excursions
handout, or visit Conference Excursions.
Please indicate your interest in these excursions on the
Conference Registration Site
Thursday, October 27, 2005
|| Departure and return are at the visitor's leisure (Museums are
open 10:00a.m.-5:00p.m. but closed on Monday).
There are several and quite varied museums on the Plaza in Santa Fe.
In addition, we invite you to consider these other museum possibilities a short bus or taxi ride
away, all grouped together in one location as part of the 'Museum Hill'
The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology
displays the art, artifacts and archeology of the Southwest from
ancestral to contemporary times.
- Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, admission $7.00
- Museum of International Folk Art, admission $7.00
(or $15.00 pass for four days unlimited visits to four museums,
including the two museums above plus the downtown Palace of the
Governors and Museum of Fine Arts)
- Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, admission $6.00
- Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, admission free
- Museum Hill Cafe, lunch entrees from $7.00 - $8.50
The Museum of International Folk Art houses a collection
of the world's folk arts, including toys, textiles, household goods and
The Museum of Spanish Colonial Art exhibits the Spanish Colonial
arts tradition throughout the world, including New Mexico, once the
northernmost point of the Spanish empire.
The Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian presents
contemporary and historic art and artifacts, including the world's
largest sand painting collection.
The Museum Hill Cafe offers mountain views and a varied menu.
Transportation to Museum Hill located on Camino Lejo:
Santa Fe Trails bus (955-2001) "M" stop, Sheridan Avenue (two blocks from Hilton
Hotel, one-half block from Sweeney Convention Center) departing every 45
minutes (9:15a.m., 10:00a.m., 10:45a.m., 11:30a.m., etc.), fare $0.50 per person each way
Capitol City Cab, 438-0000, fare approximately $11.00
Last update 14 September 2005 - comments, questions to