is to preserve, protect and promote the historic properties and diverse cultural heritage of the Santa Fe area, and to educate the public about Santa Fe's history and the importance of preservation.
The Historic Santa Fe Foundation (HSFF) is an organization that has contributed to the preservation and knowledge of the city since its founding in 1961. We own and maintain six properties in Santa Fe, hold historic preservation easements on others and research and recognize properties for the HSFF Register of Resources Worthy of Preservation. Many of these dozens of resources are publicly noted with the plaques mounted on the properties bearing the HSFF Register designation. If visiting our historic city of Santa Fe, look for them around town.
Our offices are located in the iconic El Zaguán midway up the historic Canyon Road with the white picket fence, the old horse chestnut tree and luscious historic garden. We do not charge admission and visitors are welcome to visit the garden, our office, exhibition sala and gift shop at El Zaguán, 545 Canyon Road #2, Santa Fe.
The Historic Santa Fe Foundation is a valuable asset to our treasured community. We are here to protect what we all love about Santa Fe and to ensure that these properties are here for our grandchildren, and their grandchildren.
Historic Santa Fe Foundation owns and maintains historic properties, recognizes Northern New Mexico properties older than 50 years old that fit within the requirements of our Register and monitors preservation easements on some privately owned homes in Santa Fe, NM. Our pages offer a list of the properties and map of locations. Many of the properties are privately-owned and are not open to the public, yet, the maps offer a wonderful opportunity to walk around the city and some of its treasured neighborhoods.
HSFF offers a variety of educational opportunities for members and nonmembers. Our monthly exhibitions and openings are open to the public and monthly salon talks are a wonderful added benefit to membership. We have an annual trades internship and rent El Zaguán's apartments to artists on a long-term basis. Our garden is open for all to enjoy during business hours and our archives are available by appointment.
HSFF and its partner events including Salon El Zaguán, Exhibition openings & talks, and tours. As part of preparing our monthly eZine, we select and highlight some community events to share with our members in the online publication and also list on our community events page.
Historic Santa Fe Foundation has a small staff who work in our office at El Zaguán and at our owned properties with hands-on maintenance. We are honored to have a supportive Board, dedicated volunteers and local partnerships that help expand our scope and maintain the longevity of the Foundation and its mission.
Help Us Preserve & Educate
Historic Santa Fe Foundation performs an important function in the city by preserving our shared historic heritage through the structures that make our city an iconic location. We give the context to the buildings and monuments by connecting them to some of the people who helped to create and preserve Santa Fe in years past. We hope you will join us in this mission as a member, volunteer, business partner or Steward. Find out how to help and participate on our Join & Give page.