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, download our membership form, complete and mail it with a check for $25 to AHS, PO Box 20568, Albuquerque, NM 87154-0568.

No December AHS Program – Enjoy the Holiday Season!

Southwest Oral History Association (SOHA)

The Southwest Oral History Association (SOHA) was founded in 1981 to serve practitioners of oral history in Arizona, Southern California, Nevada, New Mexico and contiguous areas. Through publications, meetings, workshops and special events, SOHA supports and promotes oral history as a method for exploring and recording history, culture, and current experiences in the Southwestern United States. In this endeavor the association cooperates with other organizations and institutions in the region, and it maintains close ties with the national Oral History Association. If you are interested in meaningful opportunities for participation in the exchange of information and the discussion of matters of common concern among those interested in oral history throughout the Southwest region, visit the SOHA website for membership information.

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 Walking Tours of Downtown Central Avenue (between 1st and 8th Streets) are offered on Saturday Mornings starting at 10:00 AM. Meet at 1st & Central SW by the movie theater. On street parking is NOT monitored on Saturdays. For more info see our Downtown Albuquerque Walking Tours page. The walking tours will continue through Nov. 21 after which they will be suspended for the holiday season. They will resume on Saturday, January 9, 2016.

November History Opportunities

There are many opportunities to participate in local and statewide history programs this month. View the November 2015 History Opportunities page compiled by Janet Saiers.