Coronado Heights is one of the best known landmarks in this area. It’s on state road maps, tourist brochures and online travel publications. It’s near where Francisco Vásquez de Coronado gave up his search for cities of gold and turned around to return to Mexico. Or is it?
Join Dr. Tim Weston as he discusses the Coronado Expedition of 1540-1542, the archeological evidence for its presence in Kansas, and its connections to Coronado Heights. He’ll also share about the social and economic impact of the WPA project on local families. Tim Weston is the Historic Preservation Office archeologist for the Kansas Historical Society. This free presentation is offered at the Smoky Hill Museum, on Thursday, May 4, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
- Event Title: Coronado Heights: Myth, Oral Tradition and a Personal Connection, a First Thursday Presentation
- Date: May 4, 2017
- Time: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
- Location: Smoky Hill Museum, 211 W. Iron
- Admission: Free