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Salon El Zaguan: John Ruminer the History and New Data on 109 E. Palace


Historic Santa Fe Foundation Presents a Sneak Peek
of New Research on the 100 Block of E. Palace Avenue


Thursday, August 10, 2017  3:00PM
Members Event
El Zaguan
545 Canyon Road, Santa Fe


Guest Speaker:
John Ruminer
on the History, new Tree Ring Dating, Ceramic Research and Genealogy
of the Individual Properties Surrounding

109 E. Palace

For the past year and a half a group of volunteer scientists have been investigating the buildings in the 100 block of E. Palace Avenue, Santa Fe. Dr. John Ruminer gathered Tom Windes, an archeologist and dendrochrologist who is very familiar to members of the Historic Santa Fe Foundation, Tom Swetnam, Regents' Proefessor Emeritus of Dendrochronology at the University of Arizona and former Director of the Laboratory of Tree Ring Research, and other volunteers who have worked on weekends in the various buildings on the property. First National Bank of Santa Fe, Trustee, Martha L. D. Field Trust, the owner of the property, and the Historic Santa Fe Foundation have sponsored this adventure. 

The final report on tree ring and ceramic dating is not complete, but John Ruminer will present a sneak peek at preliminary findings in conjunction with the long history of the properties, owners and occupants surrounding 109 E. Palace Avenue.

Dr. John Ruminer spent most of his career as an engineer at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Since his retirement in 2003 he has leveraged his life-long interest in history as a Director of the Board of the Los Alamos Historical Society and oversees the historic properties including the Hans Bethe House and the Robert Oppenheimer House. His roots in Los Alamos and the Lab led him to take a keen interest in 109 E. Palace, Santa Fe and this project.

This is a Members only event. Please call for Reservations.

The Historic Santa Fe Foundation
545 Canyon Road
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
Contact Jacqueline Hill for further information and to RSVP:

Earlier Event: August 4
Max-Carlos Martinez Opening
Later Event: August 28
Max-Carlos Martinez Show Closes