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The Friends support both
the Coronado and Jemez Historic Sites. 

Coronado is open Wednesday  through Monday. 

Jemez is open Wednesday through Sunday,

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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The Friends Welcome you!  Visit the Coronado Historic Site or the Jemez Site to enjoy and learn from each area and, as a Friend, participate at no cost in hikes, trips, lectures, and have the opportunity to join us in other activities.  Become a Friend by simply sending us your contact information HERE and letting us know your interests.  We have lots to do!


Feb. 11, 2023 - Tour of the home of Dr. Frank Hibben, archaeologist

Dr.Hibben was a professor at UNM and has a building named after him (Hibben Center forArchaeology Research). He has a history of being a big game hunter and was on 36 African safaris. He also had an important role in the military in World War 2. It is said that he was the inspiration for Indiana Jones.

He earned his PhD from Harvard in one year, he excavated Pottery Mound in NM, and there is controversy about his excavation of the Sandia Man Cave. He built his house from 1935-1936 and lived in it for 13 years. The home houses taxidermized animals from some of the 36 African safaris including the elephant that a room was built to accommodate.

Reservations required:  Email Pat Harris, Coordinator of Special Events at

Feb. 25, 2023  - "Devil's Claw" Workshop



Coming in February!

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Beth Main, instructor, will lead an interesting craft challenge, a "devil’s claw" workshop.  You will create a feathered bird from a claw and feathers, or “from Beast (claw) to Beauty (feathered bird)”. 

The workshop is part of the Historic Site’s “Great Backyard Bird Count”/birding month.   
To register, email your name and contact information to Beth at membershipfchs@gmail.comFee will be $10.

NOTE:  Tours and workshops are available to members only.  Click Join if you'd like to become a member.



Between his childhood at the Mariano Lake Trading Post on the Navajo Nation to projects storing nuclear waste, Roger Zimmerman graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute and earned his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado in Civil Engineering. he retired in 2000 after an academic career and working at Sandia National Laboratories to pursue his passion – history.  As such, he has published “Kitchen’s Opera House, Gallop, New Mexico” and has presented numerous talks - Rerouting Route 66, Albuquerque and the Yazoo to mention two.

The Friends of the Coronado Historic Site invite you to this month's 4th Sunday Lecture

February 26 - Roger Zimmerman, Son of an Indian Trader

Zimmerman’s parents had the grit to move into a harsh environment to carve out a living and Roger's childhood at the Mariano Lake Trading Post on the Navajo Nation is the basis of this fascinating and entertaining presentation.

Having mainly Navajo children as playmates Roger faced cultural differences directly, and had to learn passable Navajo in order to clerk at the family-run trading post and, after World War II, at their dry goods store in Gallup. Of course, embarrassing mistakes with the Navajo language and culture did happen.

In his entertaining talk punctuated with photos, Zimmerman will be relating these tales of life and trading in a bygone time.

When:   2 p.m.
Where:  Bernalillo Town Hall Council Chambers, 829 Camino Del Pueblo, Bernalillo

Refreshments will be served.  Masks are discretionary.


  Sun Father's Gift Shop 

Open Thursday - Monday 
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 


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We feature jewelry and crafts that are made by indigenous and local artisans. Profits from sales are used to help the historic sites with preservation and education



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