Celebrating Iconic Puebloan Women, Rebirthing Traditions

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Here's to strong women, may we know them, may we be them, may we raise them.

Women’s History Month is a celebration of women’s vital contributions to history, culture and society and has been observed annually in the month of March in the United States since 1987. Women play a critical role in the culture and rich traditions that make New Mexico so remarkable. They are also essential for sustaining these traditions and rebirthing them into a form that survives in the present day. At HI, the theme of celebrating women’s contributions and accomplishments is close to home as we were founded by a woman, and we are led by a female CEO, Angelisa Murray. Angelisa was featured in New Mexico Magazine in 2021 as one of the eight exceptional women who strive to preserve our cultures, enrich our experiences, and create new paths in New Mexico. Join us as we celebrate the remarkable women of New Mexico.

Beyond the Itinerary
A behind-the-scenes perspective from a New Mexico local. Take a walk with our Inspired Columnist + Guide, Daniel Gibson.
Women are the glue to life on the Pueblo, resilient, pragmatic, tough as nails yet tender to their children. Today Pueblo women are assuming far larger roles in their cultures and the world as a Whole. They are not only great mothers, creative homemakers and culture bearers, but also wage earners, diplomats, and heros. Join HI guide and New Mexico native author Daniel Gibson as he shares his experience growing up with Lupe, a strong woman of the pueblo.
Meet the Makers + Inspired Partners
Our Inspired Guides interview local artisans + businesses that make up the unique tapestry that is New Mexico.


An Interview By Anee Ward, Inspired Guide + Content Writer
Women play a vital role in preserving the unique cultural legacies of New Mexico. Norma Naranjo, founder of The Feasting Place and author of “The Four Sisters” cookbook is the perfect example of a woman who is helping to rebirth native cultural traditions and sustaining them today. Learn more about Norma in her interview. This spring HI is launching a Hands-On Horno Baking Tour, an immersive experience with the Naranjo family where guests will prepare food, share stories, and learn to bake with the traditional adobe Horno (oven).
 Norma says, “We want guests to walk away with a unique experience, to learn more about the existence of Pueblo peoples, and to enjoy a traditional and sustainable culinary adventure.”

Unplugged with Millicent Rogers Museum in Taos

On March 3, HI CEO Angelisa Murray was a panelist on Unplugged with Milicent Rogers Museum. This panel conversation centered on the changes we've seen and the directions we're headed as tourism continues to emerge from the pandemic. It was a dynamic event and you can watch the recording here: https://youtu.be/cSi1Xtj4J6Q

Angelisa explains, “It was a profound honor to be a panelist to speak about the current trends in tourism in Taos with the Millicent Rogers Museum, our local partner for our Taos Cultural Tours. To be alongside one of my peers, mentors and partners, Ilona Spruce, Director of Tourism for the Taos Pueblo was a real revelation. We addressed topics including whether the Taos Pueblo would be open or not and how the Pueblo feels about tourism. And we remarked upon the collaborative tour efforts between HI and the Pueblo and tours we have embarked upon in the past. It was an inspiring and vivacious evening to share my commitment to authentic and immersive tour development, and regardless of the opening date of our beloved Taos Pueblo, we will remain respectful and continue sharing the true Taos cultural story that welcomes our travelers to connect with an immersive and educational opportunity in every way we can.”

We were sorry Carolyn wasn't able to join, but there was immediate discussion of rescheduling another session, stay tuned!


Contact me and my team directly for any inquiries about your travel plans at tours@heritageinspirations.com or call us at 1.888.344.TOUR(8687)
Angelisa Murray, Founder & Guide

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