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From the President
The Board of Directors and I thank you for making a donation to the Friends of Coronado Historic Site Scholarship Fund. These are exciting times for the Coronado and Jemez Historic Sites. Volunteers are helping uncover the past, providing tours of each historic site, documenting archaeological artifacts, conducting special programs and events and assisting with maintenance activities at Coronado Historic Site. For all this I say THANK YOU to the Board and to our supporters—your generosity is making a real difference in supporting the preservation of both sites and our Mission “to increase awareness and appreciation of Coronado and Jemez Historic Sites."
Why You Should Donate
Research is always needed. Your donation will continue the quest for discovering and sharing information about the Kuaua Pueblo and other aspects of this State Historic Site. Coronado Historic Site is the location of Kuaua 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.
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, throughout New Mexico and the United States. Perhaps the biggest benefit is knowing your donation will add to the knowledge of the Coronado Historic Site and the state of New Mexico. We need your help to continue these efforts.
Please donate today.
How to Donate
Click the button above, mail your check to the Friends of Coronado Historic Site, or hand-deliver your donation to the Sun Father's Gift Shop located at the Coronado Historic Site.
Friends of Coronado Historic Site
Attn: Scholarship Fund
485 Kuaua Rd.
Bernalillo, NM 87004