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Purpose of the Historical Society Albany Historical Society Logo
The Albany Historical Society (AHS) was formed to discover, preserve and disseminate knowledge about the history of the Albany, CA area. Its objectives shall be to discover and collect any material which may help to establish or illustrate the history of the Albany area and to provide for the preservation of such material; for its accessibility for examination and study; and to conduct archeological investigations of aboriginal or pioneer sites in buildings, monuments, markers and artifacts. AHS will disseminate historical information and arouse interest in the past by publishing historical material; by holding meetings with addresses, lectures, papers and discussions; by promoting classes in historical subjects in schools and by identifying historic buildings and sites.

Join the Historical Society 
Membership in the historical society is open to any person, family, or organization interested in learning about and preserving the history of Albany. The current yearly membership fee is $10.00 for an individual, $15.00 for a family and $25.00 for an organization. 
Albany Historical Society Membership Application

Book CoverThe Albany Historical Society and Albany resident and author Karen Sorensen have joined together to produce Images of America Albany. This intriguing look at Albany’s past features over 200 images of life in the early days of Albany through the 1970’s. Many of these photos were drawn from the extensive historical collection of the Albany Library as well as those supplied by the Albany community and friends.

Proceeds from the sale of the book will enable the Albany Historical Society to continue its mission to discover, preserve and disseminate knowledge about the history of the Albany, CA area. This will be done through the sharing of historical information; by holding meetings with addresses, lectures, papers and discussions; by supporting classes on historical subjects in schools and by identifying historic buildings and sites.