Adobera expert, Angela Francis, restores a traditional earthen floor
Mud Floor Workshop
Sponsored by Cornerstones Community Partnerships
Learn and participate in the restoration of a traditional earthen floor.
The Casita Martina within the historic Plaza del Cerro in Chimayo, New Mexico is undergoing restoration. A three-day workshop is planned during October 22 - 24, 2019 to complete the earthen floor. This workshop is occurring just prior to the Earth USA Conference being held in Santa Fe on Oct. 24-26, 2019 and is being planned as a “hands on” exercise for conference participants as well as other interested parties. Space is limited so reserve soon. A post conference tour includes this site.
The Workshop fee is $150 for all three days. Hours planned are 9-3:30 daily.
Adobera expert, Angela Francis, will lead the workshop for Cornerstones.
Plaza del Cerro is the only remaining completely enclosed fortified plaza left in New Mexico and likely the only one of its kind in the United States. These plazas, dating from the 18th century, were built entirely of earth and used defensively against Native American resistance to settlement by the Spaniards. Approximately 80% of the plaza remains intact.
Contact Cornerstones Community Partnerships for further information at 505-982-8251.
Feast Day at Santa Teresita Church
Santa Teresita Church, October 5, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. Tickets: $25
Featuring Music by El Trio Latino and a Talk/Tour of the Interior of the Church Restoration by Mayordoma Rebecca Montoya. This Nuevo Mexico Profundo event supports ongoing maintenance of the church. Music by El Trio. Burritos, tamales, snacks, water and soft drinks provided. A talk/tour will start at 4:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend Catholic mass at 5:30 and to participate in the procession afterward. Directions will be provided for the most-direct routes and for a scenic route past other historic churches and through spectacular landscapes in fall colors.
Santa Teresita Church, north of Mora on Route 434, Mile 8.3
Santuario de Chimayo
The Altura Ensemble
Santuario de Chimayo, October 19, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. Tickets: $35
Take a drive through fall colors to hear this versatile sextet perform interrelating classical, contemporary, pop, jazz, and folk compositions. The unique program was designed by Santa Fe Symphony and ProMusica musicians Kimberly Fredenburgh and Kevin Vigneau, and includes Ennio Morricone’s “Gabriel's Oboe” from The Mission, traditional and pilgrimage songs, and an amazing arrangement of Freddie Mercury’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.” This Nuevo Mexico Profundo event benefits the historic churches in Córdova, Truchas, and Las Trampas.
NUEVO MEXICO PROFUNDO is a multi-organization collaboration to benefit New Mexico historic churches. Cornerstones Community Partnerships is pleased to be one of the collaborating organizations.
A note to our Cornerstones’ friends who have recently received our 2018 Annual Report- We have just discovered that some names were omitted from the listing of Donors. Each and every one of you is vital to the success of Cornerstones mission. Please accept our deepest apology and know that we are in the process of correcting this error!