All lectures are presented at the DeLavy House at 2 p.m.

Admission:   Members FREE;   Non-Members $5.00

The DeLavy House (Sandoval County Historical Society Museum) is located on Edmund Rd off Hwy. 550, in Bernalillo.  (Turn between the I-Hop & Warrior Fuel Station – use the gravel road through the gate.)

2019-2020 "Year of the Woman"

            Beginning in the autumn of 2019 and continuing through the spring of 2020 the FCHS Sunday afternoon lecture program will inspire, entertain and inform attendees about the women of New Mexico or enjoy a lecture presented by notable female scholars.  


Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 2 p.m. at the DeLavy House



Evaluating Native and Spanish Materials at the

Coronado Historic Site

Presented by:  Dr. Clay Mathers


Nearly 140 years after the first archaeological reconnaissance

of the Pueblo of Kuaua by historian and archaeologist Adolph

Bandelier, we finally have definitive evidence of the 1540-1542

expedition of Francisco Vázquez de Coronado at this site. A systematic survey of the region in and around Kuaua – begun in 2017 – has revealed evidence of Spanish and Native artifacts linked to an attack on the pueblo during the 1540-1542 conflicts. This discussion focuses on the new material and its wider significance for our understanding of some of the earliest Native-European contacts in North America.   

Dr. Mathers is an archaeologist with a Ph.D. in Iberian Prehistory (Univ. of Sheffield, UK) He has worked on numerous Coronado Expedition sites and has published widely on the early Spanish Entradas.

For more information phone Barb at 815-978-5327.