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Donate to the
Friends of Coronado & Jemez Historic Sites

Why donate? 


The goal of the Friends of Coronado Historic Site is to help maintain this uniquely beautiful and historic place and to increase awareness of the site in the general public, in educational institutions, and throughout New Mexico and the United States. 

Coronado Historic Site is the location of Kuaua (Ka-wa-wa) Pueblo, a 700-year old indigenous peoples' site, that was visited by Francisco Vasquez de Coronado and his expedition into New Mexico in 1540.

The Kuaua pueblo was excavated in the 1930s by WPA workers, under the direction of qualified archaeologists. With over 1200 rooms and several kivas, the present visible remains give barely a hint of the extent of this major pueblo.  Exceptional, unique, one-of-a-kind Native American fresco murals, recovered from one of the ancestral kivas, are respectfully displayed in the museum.


Weather and time are taking their toll on this earthen historic area.  Constant work is needed to preserve it.  Your donation will support this effort as well as the continued restoration, and conservation of the world famous murals.  We need your help.


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To join us in supporting our goals, donate today. 


Complete the form below and follow the instructions.  An alternative is to mail your check to the Friends of Coronado Historic Site address below, or hand deliver your donation to the Sun Father's Gift Shop located at the Coronado Historic Site.  You may specify that the donation is for the Friends site support or for the Friends academic awards.

Thank you!!

Friends of Coronado Historic Site

Attn: Support

485 Kuaua Road

Bernalillo, NM  87004


Entrance to Coronado Historic Site, the kiva at Coronado, view from the Visitors' Center, Church ruins at Jemez, one of our visitors

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