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A brief presentation by Albany Mayor Rochelle Nason
Sunday March 10  2:00 p.m.
Albany Library 1247 Marin Ave. Albany 
Have you ever passed the statue of a torch in the middle of the Key Route median at Solano, and wondered “what is that thing anyway?”
You may have answered yourself, “it must be some kind of war memorial.”
In fact it is not a war memorial, although it was created during the Korean War and it stands in front of Albany’s World War II memorial.
Curious? Come hear about the forgotten history of this prominent Albany landmark.
All are welcome to attend the Historical Society’s annual meeting before the talk at 1:30 p.m.


The purpose of the Albany Historical Society is to discover, preserve, and disseminate knowledge about the history of the Albany CA area.  We encourage local residents to share their memories and knowledge of the past through story telling events and have begun to create a historical walking path in Albany using plaques commemorating important places and people. We hope to see you at one of our events soon.



Members of the Albany Historical Society present City Clerk,
Jackie Bucholz,with flowers and a proclamation to celebrate
the City's 100th birthday on September 22, 2008


Jack Rosano, Master of Ceremonies at the Story Telling Event

About Us

Our Board Members include

Joan Larson, President

Marsha Skinner, Secretary

Rochelle Nason, Treasurer

Members at Large

Liz Keilley - Roark

Jackie Armstrong


Founding Board Members

Jewel Okawachi

Ruth Ganong

Kim Denton

Peggy McQuaid 

Meetings are held the first Friday of each month downstairs in the Albany Community Center.


One of the historical plaques donated to the City of Albany by the AHS.  For more information about our plaques, please see the "Historical Plaques" page

Images of America Albany ($10.00)


Albany resident and author Karen Sorenson has joined with the Albany Historical Society to produce this intriguing look at Albany's past. Featuring over 200 vintage images, the book draws on the extensive historical collection of the Albany Library and also includes many never-before-published historical photographs supplied by the Albany community and friends at large. ---- from the book's back cover To order your copy, please click on the link below

Click Here to Download a Book Order Form

The Albany Historical Society is a nonprofit charitable 501(c)(3) corporation. Donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Tax ID # 20-5139665

Click here to download membership form

"Take Me Out to the Ballgame" with Rex at the March 2012 Lttle League Storytelling Event


Three generations of the Osborn family have been in Scouting.  They shared their experiences with us at the Story Telling event.