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Special Event: “The Hounds of El Delirio,” Celebrating 80 years of the Santa Fe Animal Shelter at the School for Advanced Research @ School for Advanced Research
Jun 15 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Special Event: "The Hounds of El Delirio," Celebrating 80 years of the Santa Fe Animal Shelter at the School for Advanced Research @ School for Advanced Research | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States

Join us where it all began, on the historic estate of Elizabeth and Martha White, now the campus of the School for Advanced Research, and help celebrate 80 years of the Santa Fe Animal Shelter.

Drop in at any time from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. to enjoy refreshments and explore the nearly eight acres of developed grounds and gardens throughout the afternoon. Take a self-guided tour of the School for Advanced Research’s canine-related highlights including the original kennels, a dog cemetery, and artwork of the sisters’ beloved pets. Visit an exhibit of historic photographs documenting the White sisters’ extended commitment to animal welfare. Stop by the Shelter’s Mobile Adoption Team truck and consider providing a new home to a pet in need. And learn about the Shelter’s outreach initiatives including their dog therapy program that visits schools, hospitals, and other communities of need across the area.

1:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. – Reception Center, SAR – Hear from Jim Belshaw, Vietnam War dog handler who will share stories from his experiences within a canine unit and his continued commitment to the animals after his military engagements.

2:00 p.m. – Eric S. Dobkin Boardroom, SAR – “The Hounds of El Delirio and Dogs for Defense: Recruiting Pets During WWII,” a lecture and discussion with Nancy Owen Lewis, SAR Scholar in Residence and author of the forthcoming book “Dogs for Defense.” Advanced registration required for the lecture portion of the afternoon. Register for the talk here. 

Donations to both SAR and the Shelter are welcome to help continue quality programs offered by both institutions into the future. Go to or to make a secure tax-deductible donation.

The School for Advanced Research and the Santa Fe Animal Shelter are grateful to the following sponsors for helping make this public event possible: Darlene Streit, Santa Fe Real Estate Property; Jesse Freidin Photographer; Market Street; and Subaru of Santa Fe.

No public parking is available on Garcia Street. There will be an available drop-off area at the main campus entrance and free parking with a circulating shuttle to SAR’s campus at the PERA building parking lot located at 413 Old Santa Fe Trail. Parking facilities can be accessed via Paseo de Peralta. See parking map here


President’s Circle Event: Summer Solstice at Forked Lightning Ranch @ Forked Lightning Ranch
Jun 23 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

President’s Circle Event

Summer Solstice at Forked Lightning Ranch

Date: Sunday, June 23, 5:00-8:00PM
Admission: Free event for members of the Board of Directors, Founders’ Society, President’s Circle, and special guests. Please RSVP to Lindsay Archuleta at or 505-954-7231.

Forked Lightning Ranch. Image courtesy of Swan Land Company.

Enjoy an evening at the historic Forked Lightning Ranch, now home to Kimberley and Scott Sheffield. The 2,300-acre ranch, formerly owned by Jane Fonda and Texas oil tycoon Buddy Fogelson and his wife, film actress Greer Garson, is sited magnificently along the Pecos River on ancestral Pueblo land related to the Jemez people. Sip cocktails overlooking the river and limestone cliffs at the River House, featured in 2014 in Architectural Digest, followed by a western style dinner buffet. Hear about the archaeology of the area, as well as the history of the Pecos Pueblo, known as Cicuye. View Estella Loretto’s Deer Dancer and learn more about SAR’s programs for Native American artists and community members. President’s Circle and Founders’ Society members are encouraged to bring up to two guests.

Generously hosted by Kimberley and Scott Sheffield.



Collections of Distinction at the Historic Roque Lobato House @ Historic Roque Lobato House
Jul 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

at the Historic Roque Lobato House
Home of Susan and Karl L. Horn

Date: Tuesday, July 23, 6:00-8:00PM
Admission: $75 per person, includes drinks and hors d’oeuvres
$25 per person for President’s Circle members

Click here to register.

Image courtesy of Robert Reck Photography.

Tour the Roque Lobato House, known as one of Santa Fe’s “invisible” historic homes and now the home of Susan and Karl L. Horn, at our annual Collections of Distinction event. The residence, located across the street from Santa Fe’s Scottish Rite Center, dates back to the 18th century, and represents the birth of Santa Fe Style architecture. The wonderful core building is still extant as are additions made in the early 20th century by archaeologist and former SAR Director Sylvanus G. Morley. The Horns have restored the house beautifully and have put together a remarkable collection of art, including an ancient Puebloan pottery collection, as well as pieces by artist, builder, and furniture maker William Penhallow Henderson, also the architect of El Delirio, the estate that is now the site of SAR.

Generously hosted by Susan and Karl Horn.





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