Mark Roosevelt Salon Reservations

Historic Santa Fe Foundation (HSFF) is pleased to host a talk by St. John's College President Mark Roosevelt on current state of the college and its interaction with the Santa Fe community. In the past year, St. John's College has received extensive, favorable press coverage on its signal curriculum, as well as reductions to its tuition schedule, and even more significant, reductions for local New Mexico students. Roosevelt will discuss this and other changes to the school since his leadership in 2016. The lecture will be held at HSFF’s El Zaguán, 545 Canyon Road, on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 3pm.

Reserve a spot for Roosevelt’s Salon and the St. John’s tour here.

Membership information on HSFF's Join & Give page. More info on the talk can be found on our Events Page.

Upcoming 2019 Salon Talk Reservations

(Lecturer and dates subject to change. Please check our Events page. All events are on Thursday unless otherwise noted)

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Salon El Zaguán Upcoming & Past Lectures

Salon El Zaguán is a monthly lecture series held in the sala of El Zaguán, Historic Santa Fe Foundation's offices at 545 Canyon Road #2, Santa Fe, NM. HSFF Staff and Board select the speakers for the informative and engaging talks and the speakers often pick the topic based on his or her expertise. Sign up for our newsletter in the column to the right to find out about each month's talks.

Membership information is available on our Join & Give page.
For more programming or the events schedule, check our Events page.

Membership is required for admission. Non-members may be admitted for $10 fee. Please inquire and RSVP to attend to or 505-983-2567.

Former Speakers and Topics


  • Adrienne Digneo, Digneo Stonemasons (November 2018)

  • Rick Hendrickson, Mexican History in New Mexico (September 2018)

  • Jay Dickason, 2018 Faith and John Gaw Meem Intern (August 2018)

  • Nancy Owen Lewis, El Delirio and the Dogs for Defense (July 2018)

  • Don Usner, Chimayosos and Plaza del Cerro (June 2018)

  • Frank Graziano, Native Catholicism at the Pueblos & Mescalero Apache Nation (May 2018)

  • Beverley Spears, Early Churches of Mexico (April 2018)

  • John Eddy, Road to the Seventies (March 2018)

  • Sarah Stark, reading from new novel (February 2018)

  • Linda Tigges, Spanish Colonial Women and the Law (December 2017)

  • Heloise Jones, New Mexico's Allure for Writers: A Perspective Beyond Landscape (November 2017)

  • Stanley Crawford, Village: A Novel (September 2017)

  • Bettina Raphael, Murals of Olive Rush (October 2017)

  • John Ruminer, The Findings: Tree-Ring Dating/Fireplace Dating Project at 109 East Palace Avenue (August 2017)

  • Ed Crocker, Adobe Preservation (May 2017)

  • Elmo Baca, History of Movie Theaters in Santa Fe and New Mexico (April 2017)

  • Irvin and Lisa Trujillo, The History and Evolution of Rio Grande Weaving (March 2017)

  • Andrew Wulf, The Future of the Palace of the Governors/New Mexico History Museum

  • Dr. Robert Bell, Willard Clark Original Prints

  • Ana Pacheco, Concha Ortiz y Pino

  • Maurice Dixon, The Artistic Odyssey of Higinio V. Gonzales: A Tinsmith and Poet in Territorial New Mexico

  • Rick Hendricks, Churches of Pojoaque and Nambé

  • Catherine Colby, Sena Plaza

  • Tom Windes, Tree-Ring Dating of Historic Structures

  • Michael D. Lord, A Forgotten Highway in New Mexico: State Road 22, the Scenic Highway from Las Vegas to Santa Fe and the Beginning of Tourism as a New Mexico Industry 1903-1925

  • Thomas E. Chávez, Chasing History: Quixotic Quests for Artifacts, Art, and Heritagew

Ana Pacheco Speaking on Concha Ortiz y Pino, 2016

Ana Pacheco Speaking on Concha Ortiz y Pino, 2016

Catherine colby speaking on Sena Plaza, 2016

Catherine colby speaking on Sena Plaza, 2016