• Museum and historic site tours
• Hands-on demonstrations
• Special archaeological reveal
• Coffee and locally baked goods
• Live music
Coronado Historic Site, located north of Albuquerque, is one of the six historic sites for which the Museum of New Mexico Foundation raises funds, in addition to the four state museums in Santa Fe and two historic properties statewide. The reconstructed ruins and well-preserved wall murals of the prehistoric Tiwa Indian village of Kuaua are the backdrop for the story of the prosperous Native community encountered by Spanish explorer Francisco Vásquez de Coronado during his search for the Seven Cities of Gold. In addition, renowned Santa Fe Architect John Gaw Meem designed the visitor center and museum.