A new HLF project is now underway to record people's memories of Leicester’s Heritage Development - read more here
A new LAHS publication, the first in a County Records Series for Leicestershire:
Alan Fox (ed)
Parish Government in a Leicestershire Village. The Buckminster Town Book 1665-1767 and Constable's Book 1753-1813
Further details and ordering here
Transactions on line - all volumes (up to 2004) are to be made freely available on the web Read More
The Society was founded in 1855 and over the years has changed its name slightly, but its aims have virtually remained the same; 'to promote the study of history, archaeology, antiquities and architecture of the county'. Membership stands at around 400 and in addition some 100 institutions receive our annual publication around the world.
Our main activities centre around the lecture programme, publications, historic buildings and research. Each year we publish a series of articles in our annual volume Transactions which also includes a summary of all archaeological activity which has taken place in the city and county in the previous year. We also publish annually the Leicestershire Historian and two Newsletters.
The Society has a Networks Project Officer who coordinates a listing of people, groups and societies involved in researching Leicestershire's & Rutland's past. Networks Project :
Having celebrated our 150th anniversary we now look forward to strengthening the work of the Society in order to maintain its position as the premier archaeological and historical society in the county. Further details of the Society can be found on this web site as can an application form for membership PDF 300KB
The Society is registered with the UK Charity Commission - Registered Charity 503240.