Sandoval County Commission Vice Chairman Joshua Madalena said the Fourth Annual Pueblo Independence Day Celebration at the Jemez State Monument offers opportunities for people throughout the region to enjoy modern and ancient cultures during one of New Mexico's most historic days.
The celebration will be held on Sunday, August 12, at the monument on NM 4 in Jemez Springs.
The event is cosponsored by the monument and the Pueblo of Jemez.
Admission is free for New Mexico residents and children under age seventeen.
"This is a chance for people of all cultures to enjoy relaxing and historic events commemorating the Pueblo Revolt of 1680," said Madalena, manager of Jemez State Monument and County Commissioner for District 5, which includes the Jemez Mountains and much of rural Sandoval County.
"The entire day has fun-filled events highlighting one of our State's most historic days in one of our region's most scenic areas," Madalena
"Included will be guided tours of the Jemez State Monument, including the ancient and authentically-restored Giusewatowa kiva.
We also will have the grand opening of the recently stabilized nave and sacristy of the historic San Jose de los Jemez church," Madalena
"It's a short and very scenic drive from the Albuquerque area to the Jemez Springs area," Madalena