Join Us For Our Annual Members' Meeting

January 19, 2020    1:00 p.m. at the

Bernalillo Town Hall Council Chambers

839 Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo


An introduction by our President will include accomplishments made by the organization in 2019 and present the plans for activities in 2020. Board members will be introduced and new board members nominated and elected.  Your vote as a current active member is necessary to elect the following nominees for Board members for three-year terms: Kate Hora, John Richardson, Steve Craycraft, Patricia (Trish) Bolton. (Click for bios of the candidates are available as a downloadable PDF file.)   If you cannot attend, open print and submit this PROXY for your vote.

Our By-laws require an approval vote by a quorum of the current membership. As a non-profit organization, we are required to hold at least one meeting each year for our membership.


The Friends of Coronado Historic Site Annual Meeting and Lecture Series will now be held at the Bernalillo Town Hall in the Council Chambers   Press   TOWN HALL for Google map link


The entrance is at the north door of the building. Ample parking is behind the building


Follow the signs to the Council Chambers

The Friends of Coronado Historic Site has been Helping the Coronado Historic Site Since 2003

We celebrated our 10th anniversary in 2013.  Starting with a dedicated group of five, the organization has grown to over 400 members.  And as our membership increases, so does our ability to support Coronado Historic Site.


Over the years, while we have contributed thousands of hours in volunteer time, and tens of thousands of dollars to preserve the Painted Kiva and the Ma-Pe-Wi murals, we have also spread the word about the historic pueblo that is named Kuaua.


Our monthly programs are well attended, so much so that we now sometimes turn away people because of fire code regulations.  The variety and quality of our programs bring in people from all over the state, and they return with friends and family.


Trips to places “off the beaten path” (or sometimes located only on a beaten path) entice individuals to join the Friends. Some of the places we’ve visited are only open with special permission.


So we should celebrate—pat ourselves on the back for a job well done!  But let’s not forget that there is still much to do.  The ruins at Kuaua need restoration, the museum exhibits need a facelift, and other buildings need continual maintenance.  And while some of these projects are not within our range of influence (i.e. any museum changes need to come through the State Historic Preservation Office), we can focus on things within our reach.


Join the effort, become a member to help preserve, enhance and share Kuaua Pueblo with visitors.


Brian Gilmore, President (2015-2018)