Cornerstones is happy to share news about three upcoming events with our readers.
San Agustin Mission
Remudding Workshop at the San Agustin Mission
The 5-day mud-plastering project at San Agustin Mission in the village of San Agustin will begin on September 3, 2019. Volunteers are welcome. The workshop is being supported by a grant from the Thaw Trust, which was applied for by Nuevo Mexico Profundo. (www.nuevo-méxico-profundo.com) Please call Cornerstones (505-982-9521) for information regarding this opportunity.
San Agustín is the northernmost of what were once a string of village churches in the Gallinas River Valley, some of which have deteriorated beyond repair. The church was first a fortress in the early 1800's and converted to a church in the 1830's and has recently fallen into disrepair. It is built of local sandstone with adobe mortar and plastered with adobe mud. The church has been closed for a period of years and without intervention will deteriorate rapidly. Cornerstones, in partnership with the community and Nuevo Mexico Profundo, plans to remediate a bat infestation and mud-plaster the mission.
San Agustin is 8 miles from Romeroville on C24. in San Miguel County.
San Rafael Church
Concert at Historic Church in La Cueva, Mora County
Lone Piñon, a leading band in New Mexican traditional music, will be performing at San Rafael mission church in La Cueva at 7:30 pm on August 17, 2019. The concert is sponsored by Nuevo Mexico Profundo and the proceeds support the maintenance and restoration of San Rafael.
The event is a unique opportunity to experience authentic northern New Mexican culture in a historic setting. The program includes opening prayers in song (alabados) offered by Hermanos de la Fraternidad Piadosa de Nuestro Padre Jesús Nazareno, a brief introduction on the recent history of San Rafael by Frank Graziano, the Lone Piñon Trio performance, and an encore during which Mora musicians Alex Montoya, Nazario Montoya, and Jeannie Mondragon accompany the band.
Information and tickets:contact: email@example.com
NUEVO MEXICO PROFUNDO is a collaboration of the Historic Santa Fe Foundation, New Mexico Office of the State Historian, New Mexico State Historic Preservation Officer, Cornerstones Community Partnerships, New Mexico Heritage Preservation Alliance, Spanish Colonial Arts Society, and participating parishes, mayordomos, and communities. The program is staffed by volunteers and raises funds for the preservation of New Mexico’s historic churches.
Cornerstones' Solar Initiative
Fall Fundraiser Logo designed by Robert Tenorio, Kewa Pueblo
Save the Date
On October 25, 2019, Cornerstones’ Solar Initiative will host the
Fiesta del Sol Benefit Dinner Featuring 2 Cuisines by 2 New Mexico Chefs, Using 3 Common, Local Ingredients, to Create 1 Unique Dining Experience
Benefit helps fund 21st century solar power projects to preserve ancient cultures on Pueblo lands and northern New Mexico villages.