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.

New Books
New Books

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 13,000 photographs, over 10,000 are currently available online in our Photograph Collection.

Contact Us

Palo Alto Historical Association
P.O. Box 193
Palo Alto, CA 94302
(650) 326-3355

Steve Staiger
(650) 329-2353


Our next general meeting is -

Palo Alto Historical Association Annual Dinner

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

El Palo Alto Room
Mitchel Park Community Center
3700 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto

6:00 pm: Social Hour
7:00 pm: Gourmet Chinese Buffet catered by Chef Chu's

$60 per person

Reservations required by June 2, 2017
Reservation Form

Presentation: A Community Defined
Speaker: Karen Holman, Palo Alto City Council Member and former Mayor