Friends of History

Friends of History is a volunteer support group for the New Mexico History Museum and Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Its mission is to raise funds and public awareness for the Museum’s exhibitions and programs.  Friends of History fulfills its mission through three ongoing public history programs:

Explore 400 years of authentic history, culture, and architecture in the nation’s oldest capital city.  From ancient Pueblos to the birth of the atomic age, our museum-trained docents bring to life the incredible true stories, colorful characters, and unique places that make Santa Fe ‘The City Different.”  Click here for more information.

Hear stories about the amazing diversity of people and events that make up New Mexico’s history.  On the first Wednesday of each month, a leading expert shares experiences and insights about some fascinating aspect of New Mexico’s past. ​ Click here for the calendar of upcoming lectures.

Join Friends of History members on special trips and events designed to give you first-hand experiences with people and places that make New Mexico history come alive.  Click here for the calendar of upcoming trips and events.



Friends of History is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization operating under the by-laws of the Museum of New Mexico Foundation.

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