The Society's Mission
The Algiers Historical Society (AHS) was formed in October 1999 by Kevin Herridge, Judi Robertson and a handful of like-minded people to promote the history of Algiers - and occasionally McDonoghville, Freetown and Gretna. The Society is also dedicated to informing Algiers’ natives and newcomers through "The Algerine," our quarterly newsletter, as well as, monthly speakers on the history of Algiers and metro New Orleans, its people and places.
The Algiers Historical Society meets from 10 am to 12 noon, the third (3rd) Saturday of each month, January thru November, unless otherwise noted. There is no meeting in December. All meetings are free and open to the public.
Meetings are held at the 1st floor meeting room of the Algiers Regional Library, 3014 Holiday Dr., New Orleans Westbank (Algiers), LA 70131 Library Ph: 504-596-2641
At every meeting, free hot coffee and breakfast snacks are provided, courtesy of Mr. Henry Pacheco, owner, Tout de Suite Cafe, 347 Verret St.corner Alix St. in Algiers Point, across from the historic Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church.
We have some exciting presentations coming up, so please share this information with your family members, friends and neighbors.
Family & Home Histories Wanted
If you are an AHS member and would like to share your family and/or home history or your life in any part of Algiers, please contact us and we would be happy to add it as a future AHS meeting.
The Algiers Historical Society Officers
Vice President.... Arthur Ruiz, Jr. .
Treasurer............Russ Van Dyke
Join the Society
If you are interested in your local lineage, history of your home and/or local truth and lore, then please consider joining the Algiers Historical Society. In doing so, you will begin to amass the tools you will need to research your family home and ancestors. By joining, you will receive word of monthly* meetings along with the quarterly newsletter, "The Algerine".
The Society's membership year runs from January 1st to December 31st. Subscriptions are due each year on January 1st. If you should join towards the end of a year you will receive the back issues of "The Algerine" for that year unless you stipulate you wish to join for the forthcoming year.
Speakers & Volunteers Needed
The Society is always seeking speakers, preferably on Algiers or New Orleans related topics. If you can speak for 20-30 minutes on your life, family, church, music or Algiers experiences, we want you! The Society is also looking for volunteers. Duties will include typing Word documents, collecting information from headstones in churchyards, transcribing interviews, photography, etc. Please contact us if you can help in either area.
Kevin Herridge retires as AHS president
Kevin Herridge, past President of the Society and Board member, after due notice to the AHS Board, officially retired December 31, 2014. The AHS Board and membership greatly thank Kevin for his 15 years of unwavering dedication and service to the citizens of Algiers and beyond. Best of luck, to you and your wife, Wendy, in all future endeavors.
Update: February 19, 2017. Kevin Herridge's request that he be reinstated on the AHS Board of Directors was unanimously approved, by the AHS Board. "Welcome back Kevin. Great to have you back in your native element", says AHS President Donald Costello.
Algiers Courthouse Restoration In Progress at 225 Morgan St., in Historic Algiers Point (Click on this paragraph, then scroll down to the middle of the webpage to review FEMA documents, descriptions and photos)
Saturday, July 15, 2017