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

Steve Staiger
Darla Secor

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.


Upcoming program -

PAHA Annual Celebration: "Old Mayfield Fun"

Wednesday, June 7, 2023
5:00 - 7:00 pm

El Palo Alto Room
Mitchell Park Community Center
3700 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto

On Wednesday, June 7th PAHA will be hosting a cocktail event celebrating Mayfield's storied past. Join us for appetizers, cocktails, displayed artifacts, entertainment, and good old fun!

Reservations required.

For more information, visit the Programs page.