Chasing the Cure Tour 2017

"Chasing the Cure" Tour

Join author Nancy Owen Lewis and learn more about a defining part of New Mexico’s past.

Tour starts at May 1, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. at the Catholic Retreat Center (formerly Sunmount Sanatorium) with a breakfast buffet and an engaging presentation by Nancy in the original Sunmount living room

Bus departs at 9:15 a.m. and returns to Santa Fe by 6:00 p.m.

Tour based on the award-winning book, “Chasing the Cure in New Mexico: Tuberculosis and the Quest for Health”, by Nancy Owen Lewis (Museum of New Mexico Press, 2016)

Registration for the tour is closed, thank you for your interest.

Locations covered during the tour:
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May 1, 2017

Starting location:

Catholic Retreat Center
40 Mount Carmel Road
Santa Fe, NM  87505

Activity Level:
Ability to walk short distances (sometimes on uneven ground),
stand for 30 minutes at a stretch, and walk up and down flights of stairs.

Tour $195.00*
* plus applicable tax

Breakfast and presentation at Sunmount Sanatorium
Bus service to 5 sites
Lunch at the Plaza Hotel

“They came to heal and stayed to paint.”
–Mabel Dodge Luhan, "Edge of Taos Desert"

Nancy Owen Lewis is a cultural anthropologist and currently scholar-in-residence at the School for Advanced Research (SAR) in Santa Fe, NM. She was SAR’s Director of Scholar Programs for 13 years. Her book, “Chasing the Cure in New Mexico: Tuberculosis and the Quest for Health”, was published in 2016 by the Museum of New Mexico Press.

•  Best book of New Mexico history at the 2016 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards.
•  Winner – Border Regional Library Association - 2017 Southwest Book Award.

Nancy Owen Lewis photo