A TORCH IN THE HEART OF ALBANY:
HISTORY OF ALBANY’S
SHRINE OF FREEDOM
A brief presentation by Albany Mayor Rochelle Nason
Sunday March 10
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
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
the City's 100th birthday on September
Jack Rosano, Master of Ceremonies
at the Story Telling Event
Our Board Members include
Marsha Skinner, Secretary
Rochelle Nason, Treasurer
Members at Large
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
Albany Historical Society is a nonprofit charitable 501(c)(3) corporation. Donations are tax deductible to the extent
permitted by law.
Click here to download membership form