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.
Our offices are located in the iconic El Zaguán midway up the historic Canyon Road. The historic house is located at 545 Canyon Road with the white and blue picket fences, the old horse chestnut tree and luscious historic garden. We do not charge admission and visitors are welcome to visit the garden, office, exhibition sala and gift shop at El Zaguán, 545 Canyon Road #2, Santa Fe during normal working hours.
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 generations to come.
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 properties in Santa Fe, hold historic preservation easements, and research and recognize properties and resources for the HSFF Register of Properties Worthy of Preservation. Many of these resources or properties are publicly noted with the plaques mounted on the properties bearing the HSFF Register designation. Look for them when walking around Santa Fe.
HSFF's an annual trades internship is a 10-week internship offered to qualified student or recent graduate of architecture, planning, design, or a similar field to gain hands-on experience in the theory and practice of preservation by working with Foundation board members and staff. The staff does a call for applications in the early part of each year, usually with a deadline of March with the internship beginning in June.
HSFF has produced numerous publications since its founding in 1961. We offer an archive of selected materials including our on-going monthly eZines and triannual printed newsletter for members.
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. In 2017, we opened up the talks to the public for a nominal fee. We also partner with other organizations to host event including fundraising tours and member lectures.
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.