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L o s t • D u t c h m a n
EDUCATIONAL TRAVEL SERIES
EXPLORE WITH HOUSTON INSTITUTE FOR CULTURE


Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2009 Travel Series

Spring Traditions of New Orleans: St Joseph's Day and Super Sunday
March 16-22, $450 double occupancy (7 days)
  See how New Orleanians celebrates when Mardi Gras is over - St Patrick's Day Parade, St Joseph's Altars, Mardi Gras Indians, Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, San Francisco Plantation, the River Road, New Orleans historic sites, great food and local cultural experiences

Registration deadline: February 20, 2009
Option to fly to New Orleans ($450; air fare not included).
Proceeds (estimated $50) benefit HIFC youth programs.


Historic New Mexico Series: Semana Santa and Pilgrimage to Chimayo
April 7-13, $990 double occupancy (7 days)
  Tour the "Land of Enchantment" - Acoma Pueblo ("Sky City"), Ancient ruins of Bandelier National Park, Santa Fe Museums, Taos, Espanola, enjoy local food, wine and traditions, and follow the annual pilgrimage to Chimayo

Registration deadline: March 1, 2009
Option to fly to Albuquerque ($895; air fare not included).
Proceeds (estimated $100) benefit HIFC youth programs.


Chiricahua Mountains, Apacheria and the Pimaria Alta
May 23-31, $1,250 double occupancy (9 days)
  Experience the Camp Dos Cabezas kids adventure without camping - Southeast Arizona, land of many cultures, conflicts and abundant beauty, Chiricahua Mountains, Historic Bisbee, Tumacacori National Historic Park, Tubac, San Xavier del Bac, and Nogales, Mexico

Registration deadline: May 1, 2009
Option to fly to El Paso or Tucson ($1,090; air fare not included).
Proceeds (estimated $100) benefit Camp Dos Cabezas.


-View photos from our 2008 Smithsonian trip
-See our current photography classes

Smithsonian Folklife Festival and Washington DC Tour
July 1-6, $750 (6 days)
  Celebrate world heritage on the National Mall (the 2009 festival features: Giving Voice - The Power of Words in African American Culture; The Americas - A Musical World (Musica Latino); and Wales, UK), Smithsonian Institution, Museum of the American Indian, Library of Congress, Fourth of July Parade and Fireworks, Botanical Gardens, and historic museums and monuments

Registration deadline: May 15, 2009
Air fare not included (register early for the best air fare).
Proceeds (estimated $50) benefit HIFC youth programs.


Historic New Mexico Series: Indigenous and Spanish Traditions
August 9-16, $895 (8 days)
  Travel on an exciting educational adventure and photographic workshop in northern Arizona and New Mexico, including slot canyons, national monuments, the Navajo Nation and Acoma Pueblo ("Sky City"), Intertribal Ceremonial and centuries-old Feast of San Lorenzo traditions.

Registration deadline: July 1, 2009
Option to fly to Albuquerque ($850; air fare not included); Request information
Proceeds (estimated $50) benefit HIFC youth programs.
Lake Powell photographic adventures are also offered; request information.


Yellowstone and the Rocky Mountains
August 19-27, $1,650 (9 days)
  Take a photographic adventure to Yellowstone - America's First National Park (with geothermal pools, geysers and abundant wildlife), picturesque Yellowstone Falls, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, the Rockies and Grand Teton Mountains

Registration deadline: July 15, 2009
Option to fly to Denver ($1,400; air fare not included); Request information
Proceeds (estimated $100) benefit HIFC youth programs.


Canyonlands of the Colorado Plateau
September 18-27, $1,295 (10 days)
  Travel on a professional photographic workshop in northern Arizona and southern Utah - Arches National Park, Bryce Canyon, narrow slot canyons of Glen Canyon, the Navajo Nation, fall foliage and stops along the way at Carlsbad Caverns and Acoma Pueblo ("Sky City")

Registration deadline: August 1, 2009
Option to fly to Albuquerque ($1,190; air fare not included); Request information
Proceeds (estimated $100) benefit HIFC youth programs.
Lake Powell photographic adventures are also offered; request information.


Traditions of Mexico: El dia de los muertos
Late October (dates to be determined); Request information
  Ancient indigenous and centuries-old colonial Spanish history and traditions are combined in southern Mexico's commemoration of deceased ancestors on el dia de los muertos (Day of the Dead)

Registration deadline: September 1, 2009
Air fare not included.
Proceeds benefit HIFC youth programs.


California Migrant Worker Experience (from Steinbeck to Chavez)
Mid December (dates to be determined); Request information
  Tour the land that brought modern American issues to the forefront of our collective conscience - Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers, Dust Bowl Refugees, John Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath, Manzanar National Historic Site (Japanese Internment Camp), Death Valley, Pacific Coast and W.R. Hearst's San Simeon Castle

Registration deadline: November 1, 2009
Air fare not included.
Proceeds benefit HIFC youth programs.


More 2009 adventures will be added. All dates and costs subject to change.

Proceeds benefit youth programs. The amount will depend on the actual cost of the trip. Revenue over the actual trip cost is tax deductible.


Lost Dutchman Expeditions are leisure, group-minded educational and cultural adventures. Each trip is customized for the interests and abilities of the group. The trips are relatively inexpensive and flexible. Itineraries are subject to change to accomodate unpredictable weather or event changes.

Periodically we hold slide shows and discuss upcoming trips or give advice about places we've been. Contact info@houstonculture.org to receive more information.

For more information, please call 713-521-3686 or email info@houstonculture.org. Trip costs are based on four to eight travelers. Minimum and maximum number of travelers may vary. Costs based on double occupancy. Meals not included in cost (travelers pay individually for meals as they go). Air travel (cost not included) is required for the Washington DC trip in July, New York City Labor Day trip, travel to Mexico and possibly others. Air travel is optional for most other trips.


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Lost Dutchman Expeditions, Houston, TX and Dos Cabezas, AZ

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