Welcome to the Los Ranchos Historical Society! Our mission is to preserve, protect and educate about the history and culture of Los Ranchos.

Our posts, starting with the latest:

  • Watch Video of Kromer House Presentation
    Kindly recorded at the home of Eugenia and Charles Eberle on Saturday, April 27, 2024. Professor Stefan Schoberlein, Ph.D., Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University-Central Texas, and Teri Reynoso, Special Collections Librarian at The Public Library of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County, will present “Meet the Kromers:  A Case Study of the Albuquerque Boheme, 1930s – 1950s”.   In 1937 Tom Kromer, the author of the depression era novel “Waiting for Nothing,” and his wife Janet Kromer,… Read more: Watch Video of Kromer House Presentation
  • Next Meeting: March 26
    Tour of Los Poblanos Tuesday, March 26 – click on the “Next Meeting” link in the header above for more information. Los Poblanos is looking forward to hosting the Los Ranchos Historical Society (LRHS) group for a tour on Tuesday, March 26, 2024 at 3 pm.  Please arrive at least 10 minutes early.  We plan to meet in front of the silos that day.  If you are unfamiliar with Los Poblanos, they are… Read more: Next Meeting: March 26
  • Scanned: 70s Newsletters
    Thanks to Sue Kaplan, we now have copies of four Los Ranches de Albuquerque newsletters from the 1970s. You can read, and even download copies for yourself, here. Anyone with more newsletters, photographs, slides, or other material that might be of interest to others, we would be thrilled to add them to our collection. We can come to your home and scan them so they never have to leave your possession, or you… Read more: Scanned: 70s Newsletters
  • Collecting Route 66 Stories
    According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, the National Trust for Historic Preservation is compiling “memories, stories and photos in a massive online scrapbook.” Anyone can contribute to this project, slated to complete in 2026. To read the full story in the SF New Mexican, please click here. National Trust for Historic Preservation’s “Your Route 66 Story”
  • Theresa Rael Named President
    At our Los Ranchos Historical Society (LRHS) meeting on February 3 at the Village Hall, those present included Mayor Joe Craig, Theresa Rael, Alan Leary, Gordene MacKenzie, Nancy Nangeroni, Marcia Smiley, Eugenia Eberle, JR (Wilfred) Barela, Susan Kaplan Lentz, Ron Chavez, Paula Doherty and Marsha Adams. We unanimously named Theresa Rael as our president. We also officially declared ourselves a non-profit organization, which allows donors to deduct their donations to LRHS, up to… Read more: Theresa Rael Named President