The Patagonia Museum Mata Ortiz Bus Tour

Join your fellow adventurers on Saturday, November 9, at 8 am as we depart from Patagonia to Mata Ortiz, Chihuahua, Mexico. Transportation will be provided by South of the Border Tours. We will lodge at Hotel Hacienda in Casas Grandes for 2 nights. We plan to visit the Museo de las Culturas del Norte, view a pottery making demonstration in Mata Ortiz, shop at The Pink Store in Puerto Palomas and visit other sites as time allows. The fee for the trip is $ 550 (double occupancy-members) per person ($600 nonmembers) covers transportation, entertainment, meals and lodging.

Mata Ortiz is a small village near Casas Grandes well known for reviving the Paquimé pottery. Rebecca Orozco, anthropology and history instructor for Cochise College and the University of Arizona will provide commentary throughout our tour. We return to Patagonia by 5 pm.

More information: German Quiroga, 520-343-5641,

Suggested Reading:

The Many Faces of Mata Ortiz   Contributors, Susan Lowell … [et al.] ; photography, W. Ross Humphreys, Robin Stancliff.

The Story of Casas Grandes Pottery   by Rick Cahill ; Spanish translation, Julia Gates.

Apaches at War and Peace: the Janos Presidio, 1750-1858   by William B. Griffen.

Paths of Life: American Indians of the Southwest and Northern Mexico edited by Thomas E. Sheridan & Nancy J. Parezo.

On the Rim of Mexico: Encounters of the Rich and Poor   by Ramón Eduardo Ruiz.