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Coronado & 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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Coronado Site Trails Map


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!

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Thank You!

FCJHS Events

Sunday Lecture - Sunday, June 30, 2024 - 2 p.m.

The Worst of the Worst - Pedro de Alvarado

Presented by Matthew Barbour, Deputy Director of New Mexico Historic Sites
Martha Liebert Public Library, Bernalillo (Caliche St.)

Spanish conquistadors, even those regarded in sources as favorable, are viewed as
complicated individuals motivated by a mixture of greed and religious fervor. However, there is one conquistador who is almost universally hated and maligned. That man is Pedro de Alvarado.


This presentation follows the brutal conquistador from his initial forays in Cuba, to his massacre of festival goers in Tenochtitlan, through his campaigns against the Maya, and ending with his death at the hands of rebellious Caxcanes.

Matthew J. Barbour holds BA (2002) and MA (2010) degrees in Anthropology from the University of New
Mexico and has worked for the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs since 2002.

Throughout his twenty-two-year career, he has published over 200 nonfiction articles

and monographs.

His popular and well-researched lectures range from pre-colonial African empires

to New Mexican archaeology digs to turkeys. In 2012, and again in 2014,

Mr. Barbour was awarded the City of Santa Fe Heritage Preservation Award for

Excellence in Archaeology.

In 2018, under Mr. Barbour’s management, Coronado Historic Site received
an Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History.
Then in 2019, with Mr. Barbour as manager, the Jemez Historic Site received
the Archaeology Heritage Preservation from New Mexico Historic
Preservation Division.

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Join the Friends of Coronado and Jemez Historic Sites at our

Four-Corners Fundraising Tour

Sept 25, 26, 27 – 2024

This year the Friends are hosting a fundraising tour to the Four-Corners area of New Mexico and Colorado. We will visit ruins, historic parks, and an archeological study center over the course of 3 days and 2 nights.


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The purpose of this tour is to provide our members a unique learning experience that includes outdoor hikes and visits to museums. So come with us and relax in a comfortable motor coach; entry fees and tickets are handled for you. We will be accompanied by experienced knowledgeable guides at the sites.

Profits from this trip will further our work in supporting the Historic Sites. Now that both sites are fully staffed, the number of school groups, special programs, and events have increased dramatically.The tour includes double-occupancy hotel rooms, and some meals. We will give existing Friends’ members priority. Everyone who signs up will receive a complementary one-year membership in the FCJHS.

Programs Announced for the Coronado & Jemez Historic Sites!!

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Enjoy one or more of planned weekly and monthly activities at each site. These brief descriptions include days and times, contact information, plus what's involved. 


Monthly Programs at Jemez began with an Earth Day Hike on Saturday, April 20.

This year there are more weekend Star Parties with artisans, food, and dancing!

Here are the dates and times you need to know!

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We feature jewelry and crafts that are made by indigenous and local artisans. We have books for all ages, toys, and gifts for special occasions.  Profits from sales are used to help the historic sites with preservation and education.

 Gift Shop now  open at 10 a.m.!

Open Wednesday - Monday
10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Call:  505-771-0416 for further information

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