Santa Fe Trails recently joined the shops in Old Galveston Square in order to accommodate repairs to their previous location. Despite the relocation, this quaint Southwestern and Native American jewelry shop has brought sparkle to downtown Galveston for almost twenty years.
The Yeatman Family opened Santa Fe Trails almost on a whim. “My husband really wanted to open a shop on the Strand, but we didn’t have any idea what to sell,” said owner Norma Yeatman, “When we spoke with Mr. Mitchell’s representative, Bill Cherry, he suggested we specialize in Native American jewelry because George Mitchell really wanted to bring shops that carried American made products to Galveston.”
For jewelry lovers, Santa Fe Trails is a true gem. Featuring fine Native American jewelry from New Mexico and Arizona of exceptional quality, their pieces are affordable and truly unique. “Native American jewelry began to lose its desirability in the US with the increase in the price of silver. But to the right person, it still holds a special place in their heart,” says Norma. The selection is varied and changes regularly as they receive new pieces at least once a month from different artists including Navajo, Zuni and Hopi silversmiths.
When asked about how she feels about Galveston, Norma answered, “I rarely take a day off because I love the people who come through the shop. The best part of my day is when a woman leaves with a smile because she found something new and beautiful.”
Open daily, Santa Fe Trail is located in Old Galveston Square at 2217 Strand in the heart of The Strand Historic District, just steps away from Saengerfest Park. For more information about Santa Fe Trails call (409) 974-4294.
Mitchell Historic Properties oversees Galveston properties owned by George Mitchell and the Mitchell family, including commercial and residential properties located downtown and at Pier 21 along Galveston’s historic harbor. The Mitchell’s ongoing preservation of Galveston’s historic downtown helps spark the resurrection of The Strand National Historic Landmark District and Pier 21 as a tourist destination. For leasing information, visit www.MitchellHistoricProperties.com or call (409) 763-5806.