Friends of History
New Mexico’s centuries of cultural diversity, history and artistry offers inspiration and subject matter for members of the Friends of History (FOH).
These stalwart history buffs provide friendship, volunteerism and philanthropic support for the New Mexico History Museum and Palace of the Governors, a national historic landmark. Their annual dues, programs and fundraising initiatives enable the museum and Palace to collect, preserve and interpret New Mexico art and history for New Mexicans and visitors alike.
Friends of History members find culture and camaraderie in distinctive programs and tours that illuminate the stories that speak to the history, heart and heritage of New Mexico and the greater Southwest borderlands. Activities range from visits to neighboring Indian pueblos to hear from Native elders, to explorations of New Mexico Civil War sites, to lectures by Los Alamos scientists who illuminate the scientific role of the state’s national laboratories. These and other Friends of History events provide members with a better understanding of regional history while generating essential funds for special museum programs and projects.