Mission Churches of Mora County
October 12, 2019, 11:00am-6pm

(Shuttle return time is approximately 5:30-6pm)

This special fundraising event includes tour of eight New Mexico churches, a gourmet boxed lunch, and drinks at The Castañeda in excellent company with special host and tour guide Frank Graziano, founder of Nuevo Mexico Profundo and author of Historic Churches of new Mexico Today.

All participants will meet at the PERA parking lot on Paseo de Peralta near Kakawa Chocolates by 11:00am to leave for Mora County via a shuttle with Santa Fe Valet. Please look for the shuttle bus when you are parking. We will provide gourmet boxed lunches for all participants from Cheesemongers of Santa Fe soon after embarking on the first leg of our tour.

We will drive through highways lined with decidious trees in full display of their fall colors to see some of New Mexico’s most beautiful and beautifully situated historic churches. The tour includes brief stops for exterior visits of the churches, plus interior visits of Santa Teresita in Turquillo and Our Lady of Mount Carmel in El Carmen.

At Santa Teresita, mayordoma (church caretaker) Rebecca Montoya will give a talk/tour regarding the recent interior restoration. At Our Lady of Mount Carmel mayordoma Carol Romero presents the history of the church, and tour leader Frank Graziano, author of Historic Churches of New Mexico Today, gives an overview of historic churches in Mora County and answers questions together with the mayordomas. The trip is an exceptional opportunity to see churches that are relatively unknown outside of Mora and that are rarely seen by nonparishioners.

For the final stop on our excursion, we will visit Las Vegas for a cocktail from The Castañeda, the hotel that “was built in 1898 and was Fred Harvey’s first trackside hotel – the beginning of America’s first hospitality empire.” (The Castañeda website). Read more about The Castañeda here.

Finally, the shuttle will return participants to their vehicles in the PERA parking lot in Santa Fe around 6pm.

MISSION CHURCHES OF ST. GERTRUDE PARISH, MORA, INCLUDED IN THE TOUR:
SAN ACACIO, Golondrinas
SAN JOSÉ, Cañoncito
SAN RAFAEL, La Cueva
SANTA RITA, Lucero
SANTA TERESITA DEL NIÑO JESÚS, Turquillo
SANTO NIÑO DE ATOCHA, Monte Aplanado
SAN JOSÉ, Ledoux
OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL, El Carmen

For questions on HSFF Membership, see our Join & Give page or contact Melanie McWhorter at 505-983-2567 or melanie@historicsantafe.org.

RESERVATION INFORMATION:

  • Limit two tickets per purchase

  • Limited spots available and reservations will fill up fast

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  • No refunds will be offered after September 25, 2019 for ticket cancellations. Any cancellations will receive a tax donation letter in lieu of a refund.


    QUESTIONS? Please contact Melanie McWhorter at 505-983-2567 or melanie@historicsantafe.org.

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