Historic Santa Fe plaza

Join Friends of History as we support the New Mexico History Museum in telling the story of New Mexico – a story that is wonderfully colorful, often contentious, and always compelling.

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Walking Tours of Historic Downtown Santa Fe

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.'

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First Wednesday Lecture Series

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.

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Special Events

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.

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Volunteer Opportunities

We invite history buffs to share their enthusiasm and knowledge of New Mexico history with visitors from around the world. Become a walking tour docent, an exhibition guide, or a library and collections aid. Or, you can provide personal support to the First Wednesday Lecture Series. Deepen your knowledge and appreciation of our beloved state while helping visitors, school groups, and scholars do the same.

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Friends of History &
New Mexico History Museum

All proceeds from our historic Santa Fe walking tours and other New Mexico history activities directly benefit the New Mexico History Museum in Santa Fe. Friends of History is an all-volunteer nonprofit support group. Our mission is to raise funds and public awareness for the Museum’s exhibitions and programs. Friends of History fulfills its mission by offering high quality New Mexico history programs to the public.