News & Events / News - Announcements


TCF congratulates Caroline Fernald, now Ph.D

Former CSHS intern researched Couse pottery and conserved beadwork

Caroline Jean Fernald, executive director of the Millicent Rogers Museum in Taos, was awarded a doctorate from the University of Oklahoma early this summer in Native American Art History.

“The Board of Directors of the Foundation and the Site’s staff join me in congratulating Caroline for this major accomplishment,” said Board President Carl Jones. Fernald worked for two summers as a graduate intern at the Couse-Sharp Historic Site. “We are very proud of Caroline, both for attaining her doctorate and for becoming a museum director so early in her career.”

Key projects she worked on while at the Site were conservation of E. I. Couse’s collection of Native beadwork and the survey and documentation of his Native pottery collection. A new book, The Couse Collection of Pueblo Pottery, was just published in June by The Couse Foundation.

“We gratefully acknowledge Caroline’s work with the Couse pottery collection and her prior research, such as Trading Stories: Mesoamerican Influences on Pottery Motifs at Acoma Pueblo, that helped guide her survey of the collection,” Jones said.

Couse Foundation receives $5,000 grant from Newman’s Own Foundation 

 The Couse Foundation has received a grant from Newman's Own Foundation, the independent foundation created by the late actor and philanthropist, Paul Newman. The $5,000 grant supports operations and site preservation at the Couse-Sharp Historic Site.

Renovated studio featured in Western Art & Architecture

The feature "Grounded in History" in Western Art & Architecture magazine's June-July 2017 issue focuses on the opening of the newly restored 1915 studio of Joseph Henry Sharp at the Couse-Sharp Historic Site in Taos.