In the early winter months of 2019, we embarked on a venture to reprint the Historic Santa Fe Foundation classic publication Old Santa Fe Today. This book is the culmination of all the efforts of this who nominated, researched, and listed properties and resources on HSFF’s Register of Properties Worthy of Preservation, one of the first initiatives of the foundation since the incorporation in 1962. Pete Warzel and Mara Saxer both discussed the Register including the nomination, research, and approval process for each property in the previous articles. The list now has 100 properties at the time of writing of this article with more suggestions and potential listings for 2019. The call for applicants for the running program with University of New Mexico’s grad students will go out in June and we hope that at least one more property will be listed in 2019 with expectations that the program will ramp up in the upcoming years. There are many properties in Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico that deserve this attention and recognition. Our efforts in listing these historic structures and resources brings attention and awareness to the need for their continued preservation and maintenance.
• What can you do to help fund the reprint? •
VOLUNTEERS - In the upcoming months, we will look for volunteers to help with the book. We will reach out to individuals who may have the expertise to help edit, promote, and sell the books once they are published. If you want to be considered for this volunteer opportunity, contact HSFF Development Coordinator Melanie McWhorter at 505.983.2567 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
INDIVIDUAL OR BUSINESS DONORS - Initially, what we need now is a fund to start the process of photographing each property for its respective citation. HSFF’s staff wrote two grants in 2019 that we hope to receive. With or without the funding from the grantors, we ask for generous donations from our members and other individual or business contributors so that we can start the photography in summer 2019.
All donors who contribute to the Old Santa Fe Today campaign will be listed in the acknowledgements of the reprint of the book.
Contributors over $1000 will have a logo printed in the back and in much of our promotion of the book that is sent out to our email list of over one thousand Santa Feans, Northern New Mexicans and beyond.
If you know of businesses to suggest or are interested in donating as a business, please contact HSFF Development Coordinator Melanie McWhorter at 505.983.2567 or email@example.com.
Read more about the Register and the reprint of Old Santa Fe Today below from HSFF’s 2019 Spring Newsletter. Click on the cover to download a PDF of the newsletter.
Curtis and Mary Brennan
Stuart Feen and Carol Sonnenschein
Merry Schroeder and Dave Matthews
$1000 or greater level sponsor