Coming soon! The Santa Fe Scottish Rite Temple book

The long-anticipated book from the Museum of New Mexico Press, The Santa Fe Scottish Rite Temple: Freemasonry, Architecture, and Theatre, about the Santa Fe Scottish Rite Temple, our historic stage scenes, and elaborate period costumes is nearing completion and is expected to arrive in stores in late May 2018. The Santa Fe Scottish Rite Temple is edited by Wendy Waszut-Barrett and photographer Jo Whaley with essay contributions from Rick Hendricks (New Mexico State Historian) and our very own Khristaan Villela (Director, Museum of International Folk Art).

This project is several years in the making and Jo Whaley’s photographs of the Santa Fe Scottish Rite Temple’s scenes and costumes are a unique glimpse into early-twentieth century fraternal theatre. Jo Whaley’s sympathetic approach to photographing the scenes, costumes, and performers gives the reader the true sense of the solemnity and depth of meaning that the Scottish Rite Degrees convey.

Please consider ordering your copy of The Santa Fe Scottish Rite Temple: Freemasonry, Architecture, and Theatre directly through the Santa Fe Scottish Rite Temple. You can also download the order form here and mail a check (along with your completed order form) to the secretary at the Scottish Rite Temple; we will ensure you receive your copy as soon as the books are delivered.

A significant portion of the sale of each book sold by the Santa Fe Scottish Rite Temple will go to fund the Santa Fe Scottish Rite Temple Historical Preservation Foundation (a 501(c)3 foundation) which maintains the Santa Fe Scottish Rite Temple’s collections and keeps the Temple open to the public as a performing arts center and a time-honored landmark in Santa Fe.