to Sep 7

San Agustin

With a generous grant from the Eugene V. and Clare Thaw Charitable Trust. Nuevo Mexico profundo and Cornerstones are collaborating in the restoration of San Agustin, an historic church located in the Gallinas River Valley near Las Vegas, NM. The mudding will take place in early September. Contact Cornerstones Project Manager, Don Sena directly at 505-471-7080 if interested in volunteering. No experience necessary.


From I-25 exit 343 in Las Vegas, head south on the frontage road that begins near García’s Tires, on the east side of the highway. The sign at the turn indicates Mineral Hill and San Gerónimo, but you will continue straight—southbound—on the frontage road after the turnoff to these locations. Just after mile marker 1 on the frontage road turn left onto Route C24, which is an indistinct, unsigned gray gravel road that runs momentarily parallel to the railroad tracks and then crosses them. Continue on this road for about 20 minutes, descending into the valley and eventually to the village.

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to Aug 30

Pecos National Historical Park - Stable at Greer Garson Ranch

This workshop consists of adobe brick-making and wall repairs to the stable at the Greer Garson Ranch located on the Pecos National Historical Park property. Work will continue until the project is completed.

We intend to start wall work on August 1 or 2. Wall building and stitching workshop continue on Thursdays and Fridays in August.

Please contact Project Manager, Stephen Calles at 505-670-3028 for directions and work schedule. This is outdoor work so weather is a factor in the schedule.

Directions: From Santa Fe, take I-25 to the Pecos Rowe exit. After exiting, go under the overpass and make a left onto the frontage road. Continue until you see a pink adobe trading post.

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to Jun 29

San Rafael, La Cueva, NM (Mora County, west of Las Vegas)

The entire church will be mud plastered over the month of June.

Work begins at 9:30 and ends at 2:30 each day over the following weekends:

June 7 and 8

June 14 and 15

June 21 and 22

June 28 and 29

There may be opportunities to volunteer during the week. Please contact Cornerstones for more information.

Work schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions. Before heading to the site, please contact Cornerstones at 505-982-9521 for any changes by Thursday prior to the work weekend.

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to Jun 1

St. Gertrude's Pastoral Center, Mora, NM

The Pastoral Center is next to St. Gertrude’s Church in Mora.

Cement plaster removal, mud plaster walls on lower section.

Work begins each day at 9:30 and ends at 2:30. Work schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions. Before heading to the site, please contact Cornerstones by Thursday prior to the start day at 505-982-9521 for any changes. Work schedule changes will also be posted on this page.

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	Heritage and Evolution- Earthen Architecture in New Mexico and Beyond
5:00 PM17:00

Heritage and Evolution- Earthen Architecture in New Mexico and Beyond

Preservationist, professor Francisco Uvina Contreras, will present his lecture - “Heritage and Evolution- Earthen Architecture in New Mexico and Beyond”, including images, on May 22 at 5PM at San Miguel Chapel. The lecture will focus on the development of earthen architecture in the Americas, and how adobe became the material of choice during the colonization.  A brief description of the use of adobe in Peru, Mexico and the Southwest United States will be presented with a focus on the evolution of the technology to its present use, and application, as well as its transformation, and modern additives detrimental to its traditional use. Suggested donation, $10.00.


Francisco Uviña Contreras is the Director for the Historic Preservation and Regionalism Graduate Certificate Program at the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of New Mexico. He received his Master of Architecture and a master’s Certificate in Preservation and Regionalism in 2009 from the University of New Mexico, graduating with distinction. Francisco was an Architectural/Technical Manager at Cornerstones from 1994 to 2008, working in communities throughout New Mexico, the Southwest and northern Mexico. He is the co-author and illustrator of Cornerstones’ Adobe Conservation, A Preservation Handbook.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event.


The lecture is sponsored by Cornerstones Community Partnerships and coincides with Historic Preservation Month and the Adobe Brick-Making events at the Chapel.


This event has been organized with the cooperation of St. Michael’s High School and the De la Salle Christian Brothers, owners and custodians of San Miguel Chapel since 1881.


For additional information, please contact Karen Kuranz at or call 505-982-9521.

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to May 25

Adobe Brick-Making

Get Muddy in Santa Fe!

May is Historic Preservation month. Celebrate by joining Cornerstones for the 3rd Annual Adobe Brick-Making Community Days that will be held on 4 Saturdays in May 2019. Join other volunteers, meet new friends, have fun, learn traditional adobe brick-making and get your hands dirty for a worthy cause! Each brick you make will be used in a Cornerstones preservation project.

May 4 and 11 at the Drury Plaza Hotel, 828 Paseo de Peralta

May 18 and 25 at San Miguel Chapel, 401 Old Santa Fe Trail

All ages are welcome. No experience necessary. All adobe -making events are free and open to the public. We need volunteers to help setup and cleanup the event areas, to prepare the adobe mix and help others make the bricks. Contact Karen Kuranz at kkuranz@cstones,org or call 505-982-9521 for more info or if you can assist!

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to Sep 15

Sacred Heart of Jesus, Rainsville

Mud plaster and basel repairs. Work day begins at 9:30AM and finishes at 2:30PM.

Work schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions. Please contact Cornerstones a day before heading to work site, by calling 505-982-9521 or checking this page for updates.

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to Aug 25

Work Project Sites and Schedules

Work projects at Santo Nino de Atocha, Buena Vista, Santo Nino de Atocha, Monte Aplanado and Sacred Heart of Jesus, Rainsville are all rescheduled due to weather. Schedules will be added to the Cornerstones web site as soon as they are determined. In the meantime, please contact Cornerstones if you have any questions regarding future work projects.

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to Jun 23

Los Hueros, San Juan

Remove deteriorated plaster, repair adobe, apply new lime plaster. Anticipated work days are: June 8,9, 15, 16, 22, 23.

NOTE: It is essential to contact Cornerstones before going to this workshop site. Exact days and times for this works project have yet to be determined. 

Please email Cornerstones at: or call 505-982-9521

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to May 26

Adobe Making

Cornerstones and Historic Santa Fe Foundation will host four Saturdays of traditional adobe brick making in Santa Fe during Heritage Preservation Month. The bricks will be used in preservation projects in northern New Mexico.

May 5, 12, 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.: Palace of the Governors Courtyard
May 19, 26, 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.: San Miguel Chapel

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