The Albuquerque Historical Society (AHS) is a non-profit, membership organization of residents interested in promoting and preserving all matters relating to the history of Albuquerque, New Mexico and the surrounding communities. Founded in 1947 as the Old Town Historical Society, it originally focused on efforts to preserve the historic character of Old Town Albuquerque. Currently, AHS sponsors a series of monthly Programs and provides Educators with teacher resource guides. We also maintain a Speakers Bureau for primary and secondary schools and host a repository of Source Documents for education and research. To learn more about us visit our About page.
Become a Member of the Albuquerque Historical Society
We welcome new members of all ages. It is not necessary to be a historian or have prior knowledge of Albuquerque or New Mexico history. Members receive advance notice via e-mail about forthcoming events sponsored by the AHS, and other societies interested in history, plus opportunities to participate in community and educational outreach activities. To become a member or to renew your current membership, visit our AHS Memebership page.
January AHS Program – The Buildings of San Felipe de Neri Church, Part 2
The Architecture of Old Town’s San Felipe Neri Church Part II will be presented by Richard Ruddy at 2:00 pm on January 21, 2018 at the Albuquerque Museum with free parking south of the Museum and free admission to the Museum and the program. Read More.
January History Opportunities
There are many opportunities to participate in local and statewide history and cultural programs this month. View the January 2018 History & Culture Opportunities page compiled by Janet Saiers.
AHS Member Participation Opportunity
The Albuquerque Historical Society often receives questions from people about Albuquerque history in general or as it relates to their personal lives. AHS board members reply to these questions with answers or referrals to other individuals and organizations that may have answers. AHS is inviting its members to help reply to such questions if they choose. If you are a member of AHS and would like to volunteer to help respond to AHS website inquiries, see our Member Participation on AHS Website Inquiries page.
Downtown Albuquerque Walking Tours
Free historic Downtown Albuquerque Walking Tours resume on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 10:00 am across from the Albuquerque Transportation Center at 1st and Central. For more info see our Downtown Albuquerque Walking Tours page.