Alexander G. Orr
April 17, 1924 - May 11, 2018.
Sandy Orr suddenly collapsed and died at his home in Herndon, VA, while bringing in the morning newpaper delivery. There will be a memorial gathering and details will be posted and broadcast when the details are set.
Welcome to the Cibola web site!For a number of years in
the 1950s and 1960s, Sandy and Eleanor Orr ran Cibola, a summer camp in
New Mexico, which was attended by high school students from Washington
D.C. and other cities. Many Cibola campers from Washington were
also students at The Hawthorne School, a small progressive high school
founded by the Orrs in 1956.
This web site is an offshoot of the Hawthorne School web site, and at
the moment the two are still somewhat entangled with each other, so please be
patient. Dana Sawyer (Hawthorne 1965) created and has maintained both sites for all these years.
If you are an alumna or alumnus of Cibola and you are not already in Steve Knapp's contact database, please send an email to him at the address below. Steve is trying to maintain an up to date database of contact information.
New and Noteworthy
1987 Orrs Visit Cibola
Eleanor and Sandy visited the ranch, San Cristobal, and Taos in 1987.
Click here to go to the Documents page.
Their write-up is near the bottom of the list.
| Secret Files Uncovered!
[Click on image for a larger version.]
Still Headmaster, Sandy hands out her Hawthorne file to Bronwin Stickney at the 2013 Gathering.
| Howie Mitchell - Dulcimer Audio Podcast
Thanks to Ed Trickett for this link to a fine podcast about Howie Mitchell and his role in promoting the mountain dulcimer.
The Legacy of Cibola
Steve Knapp has drafted an essay describing Cibola and its importance. The lastest version may be found here.
As of July 2010, Steve Knapp is attempting to maintain the Cibola web site, unloading the everyday responsibility from Dana Sawyer's shoulders.
Send in your photos and reminiscences. Steve may be contacted at the address below.
Last updated 17 January 2018 Send corrections to: