Travel Study

Museum director to lead tour of world’s most remote country

By Marcus Holland-Moritz -, CC BY-SA 2.0,

Idabel, OK (March 29, 2018)—Museum of the Red River Director Henry Moy will lead a tour of New Zealand from September 21 to October 2, 2018, as part of the Museum’s annual travel study program. The program is capped at 15 attendees. The tour includes excursions to the nation’s most famous natural and man-made wonders. The cost of the program is $5,199. (A single supplement is available for an additional $1,099.)  A deposit of $1,000 is due by May 21. The fee includes room, airfare (from Houston), some meals, and all sightseeing fees associated with the nine-day itinerary. When asked about the tour, Moy noted that the weather should be exceptionally pleasant and that “the trip promises to have something great for everyone!”

New Zealand is a collection of approximately 600 islands in the Pacific Ocean. Due to its remoteness, New Zealand was one of the last landmasses settled by humans. As a result, the islands developed a distinct form of plant and animal life unlike any other. New Zealand’s varied topography has served as the backdrop for several movies, including the Lord of the Rings series, Avatar, and The Last Samurai. New Zealand also has an extremely vibrant arts and entertainment scene, much of which is influenced by the islands’ indigenous people, the Māori. For more information about the program (including registration forms) call (580) 286 – 3616 or click on the links below.

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[Pictured: By Marcus Holland-Moritz –, CC BY-SA 2.0,]

Oaxaca: Free and Sovereign

Join the Museum on a journey to Oaxaca, “The Free and Sovereign State” of Mexico, September 24 – October 1, 2017. Oaxaca is home to dozens of indigenous peoples and cultures—most notably the Zapotecs and Mixtecos. It’s rugged mountain ranges create one of the most biologically diverse states in Mexico. For centuries, the mountains have provided material for folk art traditions in wood, ceramics, and textiles.

Travelers will visit indigenous villages devoted to various crafts (e.g., Atzompa and Teotitlán del Valle). Other destinations include the archaeological sites of Monte Albán, Mitla and various museums in Oaxaca City— a vibrant and architecturally stunning city with a long-established art scene. Travelers will have free time to explore other parts of Oaxaca as they wish, with optional activities such as cooking classes or mezcal production tours.

Cost is $1,345 or $1,295 for members at the Contributor Level or higher (double occupancy with 3 meals/day for 8 nights. Single supplement is an additional $245. This does not include transportation to/from Oaxaca, costs of obtaining passports, visas or other travel documents, fees for personal services (including tipping), costs of optional events or tours not included in itinerary, nor local departure taxes. No refunds are available for unused land arrangements or for costs incurred through absence or deviation from the stated itinerary for any reason, including illness.

A registration form, a passport copy, and a deposit of $500 are due by August 11.  Call the Museum at (580) 286 – 3616 for more information.

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