2022 will continue to be a year of challenges and opportunities for OSFA
A quick study of recent newsletters will illustrate why. Select and click on the image of the preferred edition below to read the entire newsletter.
The Mural and the Museum
In the last few years, we attempted to facilitate communication between the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs and interested parties with regards to a controversy over removal and destruction of a street mural on the eastern facade of the Halpin Building on Guadalupe Street, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Click on this link to access a past newspaper article regarding this issue. You can also read an earlier editorial by linking here. Our winter 2020 newsletter contains an opinion piece by community activist Rick Martinez.
The Old Santa Fe Association is the premier historic preservation organization of the southwestern United States of America. We were founded in 1926 by a group of like-minded residents, artists, writers and architects, in an attempt to protect the unique flavor, built environment and cultures of their home in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
As we approach our centennial as an organization, we continue today, guided by a volunteer board comprised once again of artists, writers, architects and law professionals along with a diverse representation of our special community.
The mission of the Old Santa Fe Association is to promote the prosperity and welfare of the City and County of Santa Fe and their inhabitants, to preserve and maintain the ancient landmarks, historical structures and traditions of Old Santa Fe and to guide their growth and development in such a way as to promote that unique charm and distinction: born of age, culture, tradition and environment, which are the priceless assets and heritage of Santa Fe.
WHAT'S NEW AT THE OLDEST CHURCH? History Center and Other Long-Term Exhibitions at San Miguel Chapel
San Miguel Chapel, owned and stewarded by the Christian Brothers teaching order since 1859, has a 400-year history. During the past several decades, the attached annex has been a museum and also a gift shop. As of 2021, a large portion of the annex has become a multifacted History Center.
San Miguel Chapel nave (Photo credit: Thomas Dodge)
We extend our congratulations to local author, Paul Weideman, on the publication of his new book: Architecture Santa Fe, a Guidebook.
For a review of the book, search it out after linking to our suggested reading page: Architecture Santa Fe