485 Kuaua Road – Bernalillo, NM 87004
The mission of the Friends of Coronado Historic Site is to support the conservation and restoration of historical assets and museum exhibits at the Site, and to promote though community outreach, the historical and cultural significance of the Coronado Historic Site and the ancestral pueblo of Kuaua.
About the Friends
We are a nonprofit 501(3)c corporation dedicated to providing support for the Coronado Historic Site. To do this we raise money for a variety of the Coronado Historic Site projects, our members provide volunteer hours to support the many activities at the Historic Site, and sponsor events for the purpose of bring more visitors to the Historic Site.
The Friends sponsor a monthly lecture series from January through November. Topics focus on New Mexico and southwestern culture, history, archaeology, geology and related subjects. Continue reading
A large variety of workshops have been sponsored throughout the years. These include gourd decorating , photography, flintknapping, jewelry, wreath, birdhouse, wind chime, walking stick, horse shoe decorating, colcha, chili ristra stringing, memory stone, pottery, tin craft, and painting workshops. Continue reading
The Friends support two major annual events at Coronado Historic Site. The Fiesta of Cultures was started as a way to bring people from the community to the then Coronado State Monument and highlight the three cultural backgrounds of New Mexico, Native American, Spanish, and early US settlers. Demonstrations, re-enactments, crafts, animals, and children’s activities are included. Christmas at … Continue reading
The Friends of Coronado Historic Site are expanding their mission to include supporting research. Their volunteers have photographed thousands of artifacts, digitized hundreds of pages of historic documents, and have also contributed to the preservation of artifacts in various curation facilities in New Mexico. Continue reading
The Gift Shop started as a small cart containing principally tee shirts and jewelry. When space was made available in the old Children’s Room, the ‘cart’ became the ‘shop’. This inventory of the shop has grown dramatically over the years. It now contains an outstanding collection of southwestern jewelry, clothes, art, books, and pottery. With … Continue reading