Nov. 3 Field Trip to “The Maisel’s Murals 1939” Join us on a field trip to Skip Maisel’s Indian Jewelry and Crafts store, 510 Central Ave SE (Downtown Albuquerque) on Saturday, Nov 3. Paul Secord, the author of the book “The Maisel’s Murals 1939” will be our tour director. There are 17 murals from 11 different artists. To quote Paul, “…The murals …
An eager crew showed up bright and early to spend Thursday morning at Coronado, working on various landscaping and maintenance projects with our staff. They spread over two tons of gravel in the picnic areas and worked on trails to get our site ready for the coming busy season. Linseed oil on the traditionally-made caretta will keep it looking great for another year! Thank you to all the people who sacrificed their time to come out today. We couldn’t do it without you! : )
The first of the three sisters to sprout this year in our native demonstration garden at Coronado Historic Site are beans that no one planted! Last year’s seeds have taken advantage of the warm days last week here in Bernalillo, and a little much-needed rain to volunteer a new crop of beautiful, healthy bean plants.
Artifacts from the past continue to teach us about the ancient village located here on a sandy bluff overlooking the Rio Grande.
Coronado Historic Site staff member, Ethan Ortega will conduct a lecture on April 15, presenting new discoveries found during the archaeological excavations conducted in 2017. He will share what was found, what was learned, and what is next. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ May 22 – June 30, 2017 Monday – Friday 9:00am – 3:00pm Sponsored by …
Archaeology has taught us that the domesticated turkey was a very important part of pueblo life. Although there is evidence that turkeys were eaten occasionally, it seems that they were more important than just a food source.
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.
The winter landscape at Kuaua: dark rust willows and tall black-lace cottonwoods line the river, and behind the bosque, snow is scattered on the cloud-shrouded Sandia Mountains. The cold Rio Grande sluggishly flows through the bosque, its eastern shore lined with Canada geese huddled together to find warmth. How different life must have been here for the ancient residents of this pueblo, a life based on fires, fur, and blankets made of feathers.