The newly-released book, The Santa Fe Scottish Rite Temple: Freemasonry, Architecture, and Theatre, from the Museum of New Mexico Press is available for sale from the Santa Fe Scottish Rite Temple. This book is a comprehensive treatment of the history of Freemasonry in New Mexico, the influence of Orientalism on the art and architecture of Santa Fe, and the origin and meaning of the theatrical stage scenes and costumes by authors Rick Hendricks, Khristaan Villela, Wendy Waszut-Barrett, and Jo Whaley.
When you purchase your copy of The Santa Fe Scottish Rite Temple: Freemasonry, Architecture, and Theatre from the Santa Fe Scottish Rite Temple, the proceeds from your purchase fund our Temple Historical Preservation Foundation, a 501(c)3 foundation, which keeps the Scottish Rite Temple open as a premier performing arts center and time-honored landmark in Santa Fe.
There are a limited number of author-signed copies of The Santa Fe Scottish Rite Temple: Freemasonry, Architecture, and Theatre available while supplies last.
From the Museum of New Mexico Press website:
The Santa Fe Scottish Rite Temple, built in 1912, is a historic landmark and the home of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry in New Mexico. The building—including its jewel box theater with original scenery collection—and its artifacts, represent a time capsule of Masonic culture and theatrical history. Essays examine the emergence of Freemasonry, key Masonic figures during New Mexico’s territorial period through statehood, and the architectural significance of the iconic pink building and Freemasons’ use of it to the present. Illustrated with contemporary and historical images, this book reveals the theatrical production of Masonic degrees and the artistic creation of the magnificent scenic backdrops. Today, many of the country’s Masonic buildings are being repurposed and their collections are being liquidated. Through the heroic efforts of its members, the Santa Fe Scottish Rite Temple has been preserved, remaining under the stewardship of the Freemasons who share their building with the community.
The easiest way to order your copy of The Santa Fe Scottish Rite Temple: Freemasonry, Architecture, and Theatre is to contact our Secretary and place your order. You may call during regular business hours at (505) 982-4414 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and request your copy. To order your copy by mail simply download this PDF or follow this link, http://bit.do/scottish_rite_book, and print and mail the completed form to our Secretary at PO Box 2024, Santa Fe, NM 87504.