We have some amazing domestic tours planned for the next nine months. The Native American Immersion Journey with Dr. Janet LaBrie from the English department will take you to the settings of Native American films and novels, and The Freedom Ride with Dr. Margaret Rozga and Jim O’Leary will retrace stops on the 1964 Freedom Ride and visits sites from Freedom Summer. Both leaders are uniquely qualified to lead this tour, and both trips are offered for college credit.
Barbara Eash will once again lead a group of pickers and collectors to Amish country, Shipshewana. (Side Note: Last year’s trip was perhaps my FAVORITE trip to date; she is amazingly generous with her knowledge).
Mark Miner led an appreciative group to Glacier National Park last month and will reprise his role as tour-leader and naturalist extraordinaire on a four-day, fall colors tour to the Upper Peninsula. Keep your eyes on our website to find more trips for the upcoming year!
Blues and Greens: The Motherlode
The music, art, theatre and food of New York City
April 6-13, 2014
Native American Immersion Journey: Native Americans in Film and Literature
May 26-June 4, 2014
Dr. Janet LaBrie, UW-Waukesha English professor, will lead students and community members to the setting of important Native American novels and films in Minneapolis, South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, and North Dakota. Explore settings from novels and films while you tour a treasury of historic landmarks including battle grounds like Custer’s Last Stand, Native sacred land in the Badlands and the legendary Black Hills area, as well as Wounded Knee. The tour and course can either be taken for ENG 242 credit (HU/ES) or for fun!
$1699.00/person based on double-occupancy
$2149.00/person based on single-occupancy
Native American Immersion Journey Trip Flyer
Native American Immersion Journey Itinerary
Native American Immersion Journey: Information Session
Freedom Ride: Retracing America’s Journey to Equality and Justice
June 13-21, 2014
Join the UW-Waukesha Continuing Education Department as we retrace the journey of the heroic Freedom Riders. Beginning in Memphis, the group will visit the National Civil Rights Museum before embarking on a 7 day journey to key cities encountered on the historic Freedom Ride. Led by Jim O’Leary, Oconomowoc High School history teacher and Margaret Rozga, poet, Civil Rights activist and UW-Waukesha professor emeritus, the group will then continue to Mississippi, Alabama, and Atlanta. The tour and course can either be taken for ENG 282 credit (HU/ES) or for fun!
$1,964.00/person based on double-occupancy
$2,464.00/person based on single-occupancy
Freedom Ride Trip Flyer
Freedom Ride Travel Itinerary
Freedom Ride Visual Tour
Freedom Ride: Information Session
Community of Antiques II: Antique Tour to Amish Country, Shipshewana, IN
July 31 – August 2, 2014
Pack your bags, and don't forget your camera! You'll spend three days with Certified Antiques Appraiser Barbara Eash, touring the beautiful Amish Country-side, decorated with a colorful patchwork of quilted gardens and an abundance of antiques! Indiana has something for every antiques enthusiast; especially those who like to linger and reminisce about yesteryear while hunting collectibles in America's Heartland.
$749.00/person based on single-occupancy
Upper Peninsula: Fall Color Tour
October 12-15, 2014
Experience the beauty of the fall colors in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Travel with Mark Miner to the south shore of Lake Superior, Mackinac Island, and the north shore of Lake Michigan on this 4 day 3 night tour. Tour includes a boat cruise along the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, a walk to Tahquamenon Falls, a tour of the Whitefish Point Lighthouse and Shipwreck Museum, a visit to the Soo Locks, a walk through the Fayetteville Historic Town site, and a two-night stay on Mackinac Island.
$944.00/ person based on single-occupancy