Palo Alto Historical Association Digital Collections
Interested In Palo Alto History?

Our mission is to collect, preserve and make available to the public information about the history of Palo Alto.

We invite you to become a member of the Association and join those who care about Palo Alto and enjoy learning about its history.


Mayfield: The Town that Wouldn't Go Away by Raye C. Ringholz

Please see Publications for details on our recently published books.

Digital Collections

The Palo Alto Historical Association Digital Collections include a Photograph Collection of historical images of Palo Alto and neighboring cities, dating from 1870. Over 15,000 are currently available online. A separate collection features over 1,000 photos related to Palo Alto Children's Theatre activities. The new Moving Image and Audio Collection includes digitized film, video, and audio from the archive.

Digital Collections

Contact Us

Palo Alto Historical Association
P.O. Box 193
Palo Alto, CA 94302
(650) 329-2353

Historians
Steve Staiger
steve.staiger@cityofpaloalto.org
Darla Secor
darla.secor@cityofpaloalto.org

Archives: (650) 329-2353

Latest News

We have recently added the Moving Image & Audio Collection to our Digital Collections. A Mario Family Foundation grant in memory of Millie Mario enabled us to preserve and make accessible digitized historic film, video, and audio. Check it out at Digital Collections.

Programs

Upcoming program -

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Palo Alto History But Were Afraid to Ask (until now)

January 22, 2023
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto

Join us on Sunday, January 22nd for a program featuring a panel of local history experts hosted by PAHA Historian Steve Staiger.

For more information, visit the Programs page.