Palo Alto Historical Association Photograph Collection
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.

Photograph Collection

The Palo Alto Historical Association Photograph Collection contains photographs of Palo Alto and neighboring cities, dating from 1870.

Of the more than 15,000 photographs, over 14,000 are currently available online in our Photograph Collection.

Contact Us

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

Steve Staiger
Darla Secor

Archives: (650) 329-2353

Latest News

Digital Access to Palo Alto A Centennial History Now Available

As part of our celebration of Palo Alto's 125th Anniversary, PAHA and the Palo Alto City Library have recently completed digitization of the 1993 publication, Palo Alto A Centennial History. The book is now available online with full-text searching.


Upcoming program -

Peter Coutts: The Frenchman and his Tower

Sunday, June 6, 2021
2:00 - 3:00 pm
Via Zoom Webinar

Join us via Zoom for PAHA’s presentation on "The Frenchman" Peter Coutts, one of the most enigmatic people in Palo Alto's history.

For more information, visit the Programs page.