One of our newest displays just opened this week, featuring an amazing Aztec jaguar warrior statue. Sponsored by the Friends of Coronado Historic Site, our new exhibit shows us the weapons used by the Indios Amigos who came to support Coronado’s entrada.
In 1540, the Coronado Expedition moved into the middle Rio Grande Valley, now Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, and Bernalillo. They brought with them a sizable group of Mesoamerican warriors.
They encounter the Tiwa-speaking Pueblo people of the Rio Grande Valley, and what follows is the first war that takes place between European and Native American forces in the Southwest. You will find this lesson plan, and others (complete with a powerpoint and all student handouts!) under the Education tab on this website, at https://kuaua.com/lesson-plans/ .
Here at Coronado Historic Site, we are counting down the days until our archaeological dig begins! On Monday, May 15, the very first work will begin — not with gigantic holes but with staking off the sites and preparation work for the next weeks to come. Archaeology will be happening Monday through Friday, and the best times to come see what people are doing will be between 10:00 and 2:00.
Boy Scout Troop 9 from Los Ranchos de Albuquerque had a fun camping trip to Coronado Campgrounds, and then spent Saturday, May 6, touring and doing community service projects at Coronado Historic Site. Thank you guys for all your hard work and helping to preserve our state historic sites!
On April 23, 2017, friends and family celebrated the life of our beloved friend Diane Schuler with shared stories and beautiful music.
The Preserve America Youth Summit, a program of Conservation Legacy, provides engaging on-site interactive learning experiences for students, teachers and service leaders at historic places. The Summits engage in local history, historic preservation, cultural conservation and heritage tourism issues to foster leadership and strengthen community efforts. Apply now for student scholarships!
Emmett ‘Shkeme’ Garcia, a talented traditional storyteller from Santa Ana Pueblo, will be featured at Coronado Historic Site on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 11:15. Following the oral traditions of his elders, Garcia tells tales of the creation of the seasons, coyote stories, and legends of how things came to be.
Come and soak up the sun out here at Coronado Historic Site! This guy was taking it easy , enjoying the sunshine on a warm spring day and visiting with Ranger Janet today on our trails.