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Field Trip to the School of Advanced Research (SAR), Santa Fe
Wednesday, July 27, 2022

FCHS Members only

Join us for a morning Docent visit to the School Advanced Research (SAR), a research center for anthropologists, archaeologists, and artists.  Learn about the past and present of SAR—Exploring humanity. Understanding our world


The combined fee for the vault and campus tour,  $20 cash per person, will be collected at the meet place.  Details of the meet place and time will be sent to FCHS members when signing up. Our SAR docents will be Dottie Noe for the campus tours and Doug Sporn for the vault tours.

Limit: 14 members.   To sign-up, email Pat Harris, Coordinator, at  .

Following the tours, lunch optional at a local restaurant.

Visitor Requirements per SAR:

- The policy is KN95 mask or the equivalent to enter the vaults at IARC. Masks off outside.

- SAR requests proof of vaccination from all participants before the tour starts

- SAR Sign-in/waiver forms to be filled out and turned in to Pat Harris


Saturday, April 23, 2022 --A Spring Field Trip for FCHS Members to Los Luceros Historic Site

The Los Luceros Historic Site is one of New Mexico’s most scenic and historically significant properties located north of Espanola along the Rio Grande.  Our "Behind the Scenes" tour will be led by Interpretive Ranger, Rebecca Ward.   Click here for Details and to sign up now.

We will see the beautiful grounds (the apple orchards will be in bloom), the Historic District, visit the restored chapel, a hacienda, River House and see the barn area with bottle-fed lambs. Bring your lunch to sit by the Rio Grande and binoculars to view the birds and see the petroglyphs across the river.


Group Size:   Limited to 20 current FCHS members

Fee: None, but donations are appreciated

Travel:   1 ½ hours travel, 81 miles one way

Sign Up:   Please email Pat Harris at to sign up

Details:   Upon signup, more details will be emailed to you.

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Santa Fe Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, March 13, 2022: Clearly Indigenous Native Visions Reimagined in Glass. The exhibit embodies the intellectual content of Native traditions express in glass. The artists have melded the aesthetics and properties inherent in glass art with their cultural ways of knowing, whether re-interpreting traditional stories and designs in the medium of glass or expressing contemporary issues affecting Indigenous Nations.”  

In addition, we will see a new exhibit which opened last week featuring ancestral pueblo pottery (800-1100) with fascinating isometric designs. This walk-through exhibit will provide the “old”, and “Clearly Indigenous” provides a wonderful modern contrast.


2021  Journeys & Field Trips --

An Invitation to the 3-Day Chaco Canyon Adventure

September 14 - 17, 2021

Have you ever been to Chaco Cultural National Historic Park and wished you had more time to see and experience it all? It’s not possible to get there, see everything, and return home in one day. Now you can join the Friends of Coronado Historic Site for 3 days of Chaco immersion to learn more about the culture, livelihood, and beliefs of the people who lived there.  

This program will have 2 full days and 2 half-days of outdoor workshops, hikes, and lectures by experts in photography, archeology, astronomy, and natural history. In addition, meals will be homestyle cast-iron cookery with commentary by our professional Chef.


This fund-raising program runs from September 14 to 17, 2021. Participation is limited to 25 people and participants must be FCHS members who have been fully vaccinated. The cost is $325 per person. All fees, camping sites, instruction, and meals are provided.


Attendees will furnish their own transportation to and from Chaco along with personal camping and outdoor gear. We will be situated at the group campground, in tents or under shade structures. There are no facilities at Chaco aside from the campground and 2 restrooms (that do have potable water). There is no store - no ice, food or drink, gasoline, electricity, or cell phone service. One RV site, without hookups, is available to our group for an additional $60.




Local Field Trip, August 21, 2021:  Richard and Shirley Flint talk about their newest book, Overhaul, a Social History of the Albuquerque Locomotive Repair Shops.  This will be followed by a tour of Wheels Museum, at 1102 2nd St. SW, Albuquerque.

The talk will be a social history talk about the repair shop. During the peak of World War II, the repair shops ran 3 shifts a day and had 2,000 employees and turned out 40-43 overhauled steam locomotives a month. The Flints interviewed former workers to get firsthand stories. When AT&SF first set up shop in Albuquerque, they found it was mainly a farming community. They brought in skilled machinists and boilermakers from the eastern US and Europe. It took several decades for other people to train for technical jobs. Besides a lot of injuries, there was friction between the workers. Books will be available for sale.


Bird Watching and Photography Get-Away” at the Los Pinos Ranch
 July 31,2021

The Friends of Coronado Historic Site are planning a “Bird Watching and Photography Get-Away” at the beautiful Los Pinos Ranch in the mountains of the Santa Fe Forest.


We will be spending the morning outside with birding and photography, then at noon we’ll have a gourmet lunch at the lodge before returning to Albuquerque.  Make your reservations soon, this trip usually fills up fast.

Contact: to be added to the Wait List.


Ma Pe Wi murals at a ranch in Eastern NM
July 16, 2021 

The Friends of Coronado Historic Site have arranged to see the Ma Pe Wi murals at a ranch in Eastern NM on July 16.  

It will take about 2 1/2 hours to drive to the ranch.  We plan to have a picnic lunch first and then see the murals.

Contact for  information and reservation.