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. In the near future, we will 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  Who We Are 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.

November 2014 Program – Only in Albuquerque – aM’s New 2015 Exhibit

Only in Albuquerque, courtesy of the Albuquerque MuseumOn Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 2 pm, Deb Slaney, the aM’s curator of history, will talk about the content, planning process, and installation of the new history exhibit. Ms. Slaney will describe how building renovation, collections documentation, and public input have all come together to create the exhibition, which opens on March 3, 2015. The program will take place at the Albuquerque Museum, 2000 Mountain RD. NW, in Old Town. All programs are free and open to the public. Free parking in the lot south of the Albuquerque Museum. Read more on the Only in Albuquerque program page.

Downtown Walking Tours Continue Through November 22nd

Historic Albuquerque Inc.

The Albuquerque Historical Society has worked with Historic Albuquerque Inc. (HAI) to develop a walking tour of downtown Central Ave and train volunteers to provide free tours. AHS & HAI received a City of Albuquerque Urban Enhancement Trust Fund grant for the project. The two key HAI volunteers are Diane Schaller and Dick Ruddy. Diane has researched the histories of many downtown businesses. Dick has done much research and collected photographs of various historic buildings, many of which were demolished. The free walking tours of downtown Central Avenue are on Saturdays, 10 – 11:30 am and continue through November 22, 2014. Meet at the corner of 1st & Central in front of the movie theater. No reservation is required. Currently, parking fees are not enforced on Saturdays at parking meters or pay boxes. There are fees at City garages and private parking lots. Contact Janet Saiers for more information.

November 2014 History Opportunities

There are many opportunities to participate in local and statewide history programs this month. View the November 2014 History Opportunities page assembled by Janet Saiers.