Mesilla, New Mexico Bus Trip

Friday, October 14, 2016

2:30pm 'til

Join us for a 35-mile bus ride to Old Mesilla, New Mexico. In Mesilla, you will enjoy an afternoon and evening of shopping, visiting art galleries, and dining. This excursion is included in the price of your conference registration. There is no additional fee for the trip, though you may want to bring some funds for shopping and dinner.

Please email rhetwriting@gmail.com to secure your spot.

"We invite you to step back in time to one of the oldest and most unique settlements of southern New Mexico, nestled in the Mesilla Valley on the banks of the Rio Grande. Mesilla has been a part of the Kingdom of Spain, Mexico, the Republic of Texas, the Confederacy, and finally the United States of America. Mesilla has a rich history filled with prehistoric cultures, Spanish explorers, Apache raids, the Civil War, and the Wild West. Pancho Villa and Billy the Kid walked the streets. The famous trial of Billy the Kid was held here, and the Democrats and Republicans had a bloody showdown on the plaza. Mesilla was the Confederate capital of Arizona and New Mexico during the Civil War. The Gadsden Purchase finally brought Mesilla into the United States. Many residents are direct descendants of the original settlers. Today, Mesilla is a part of living history. Great care has been given to preserving the original adobe buildings and the beautiful plaza. People from all over the world stop to experience the history, art, architecture, quaint shopping, and unique dining that Mesilla has to offer."

Source: Mesilla.com

Click the links to the right to learn more about Mesilla!