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March 3, 2010

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The influence of history is felt everywhere in Santa Fe. This quote greets the visitor at the New Mexico History Museum.

Gail Reimer

As soon as I arrived at our hotel and was handed my room key, I knew we had chosen the right place for the Jewish Women's Archive's first cultural/heritage tour. "HISTORY: GET INTO IT" was written across the top of the key.

When I unpacked, stretched out to rest for a few minutes and picked up the "Santa Fean," the magazine at my bedside, the lead article "Discovering New Mexico through the Lens of History," immediately caught my eye. The "lens" to which the titled referred, was the camera lens and the article was a thoughtful piece on "teasing meaning from the history museum's photography archives."

History is definitely in the air here as Santa Fe celebrates its 400th anniversary. Perhaps that explains the many Santa Feans who have rolled out the red carpet for the Jewish Women's Archive and the women and men who have joined us on this Santa Fe trip.

About the Jewish Women's Archive trip to Santa Fe

For 100 years, artists have flocked to Santa Fe, attracted by its arid beauty and the chance to re-create themselves.

The work of those artists who are Jewish incorporates an understanding of their heritage and of themselves as modern Jews – some embrace and redefine it, while others rebel against or reject it – and with resonances that may illuminate a deeper struggle with the past than is obvious on first glance.

On this trip, the Jewish Women's Archive will explore the rich mix that uniquely defines Santa Fe and provide participants with an inside view of this fascinating community.

Read original trip prospectus >>

Photos from Santa Fe 2010

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How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Santa Fe 2010 - "History: Get into it"." (Viewed on April 18, 2014) <http://jwa.org/santafe/blog/history-get-into-it>.