ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — A New Mexico church visited by Spanish conquistador Juan de Onate, celebrated as a survivor of the 1680 Pueblo Revolt and is one of the oldest churches in the United States is gearing up for its 400th anniversary.
Next month, Old San Miguel Mission in Socorro, N.M., will begin festivities three years ahead of its 2015 anniversary. The church will have lectures, concerts and various other fundraisers as volunteers prepare for a diversity of events to honor the iconic adobe Catholic church’s history.
“You get a sense of the depth of history in this place,” church pastor Rev. Andy Pavlak said. “So we are planning for a big celebration to reflect it.”