The Henge Receives National Recognition
Roswell’s most unusual architectural structure - The Henge, created by former Roswell Artist-in-Residence Herb Goldman and located at the home of Don and Sally Anderson, has earned a place on the State and National Register of Historic Places!
Reminiscent of the prehistoric English monument Stonehenge, The Henge houses a personal collection of art and murals, including a full room painted by RAiR Willard Midgette (1937-1978). Goldman stayed with the Andersons for six months during construction, a precursor to Don’s development of the RAiR Program in 1967. Goldman (1922-2012) is considered RAiR’s inception Artist-in-Residence.
This is the second property associated with the history of the RAiR Foundation to have been recognized nationally for its importance to our cultural history – the first being RAiR’s original facility now called the Historic Studios at Berrendo Road. Reginald Richey (architect), Steven Moffson (State and National Register Coordinator), and Laurie Firor (Historic preservationist & Community Planner) worked with Historic Studios Director Diane Marsh for nearly 2 years to bring The Henge’s nomination to successful completion in July 2019.
RAiR Foundation Fundraising Raffle
Win an exclusive “Dinner for 8 at The Henge! The second place winner will receive “Dinner for 8 at the Anderson Museum”. Only 100 tickets will be sold. The winner will be chosen January 1, 2020. To secure your chance to win, send a check for $100 to The RAiR Foundation, 409 E. College Blvd., Roswell, NM 88201 or call (575) 623-5600 for more information.