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Support the Friends of Coronado Historic Site

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Click to give to the scholarship fund.

Our Mission

Our mission is to increase awareness and appreciation of Coronado and Jemez Historic Sites.


From the President 

The Board of Directors would like to welcome you to become a member of the Friends of Coronado Historic Site. These are exciting times for all of us who continue to work to make the Friends a vibrant and effective organization that effectively helps the Coronado and Jemez Historic Sites.  Our organization has grown from five founding members to over 400 supportive members.  Annually we host outstanding lectures, workshops, and tours. For all this I say THANK YOU to the Board and to our membership — you are making a real difference in supporting our Mission “to increase awareness and appreciation of Coronado and Jemez Historic Sites."


Why You Should Be A Friend

Coronado Historic Site is the location of Kuaua Pueblo, a prehistoric Indian site, approximately 700 years old, near the area where Francisco Vasquez de Coronado wintered during his expedition into New Mexico in 1540.

Kuaua is an earthen pueblo excavated in the 1930s by WPA workers, under the direction of qualified archaeologists. The present visible remains give barely a hint of the extent of this major pueblo, with over 1200 rooms and several kivas.

Weather and time are taking their toll on this historic ruin. Constant work is needed to preserve it. Unique fresco murals, found in one of the ancestral kivas, are now 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.

We need your help as a Friend to accomplish these goals.

Please join today.


Member Benefits

You will receive free admission to Coronado and Jemez Historic Sites during regular open-hours and to many activities including workshops, hikes, field trips, and lectures. (A small fee may be charged to attend some field trips.)

As a Friend, you may also participate in our docent and volunteer programs. You can receive hands-on experience in such activities as mud plastering and adobe building.

You will also receive the Friends’ quarterly newsletter, and email notices of programs, trips, and special events.

Perhaps the biggest benefit is the knowledge that your membership donation supports the continued restoration and conservation of the world-famous Painted Kiva, its murals, and the historic site.


Membership Application Form

To join the Friends, visit our Membership page and pay on-line, or print and mail the downloadable membership form, (FCHS 2020 membership form PDF), to the address on the form.  Membership applications are also available at the Coronado Historic Site information desk, Sun Father’s gift shop, and at most Friend’s functions.

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