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 15,000 photographs, over 13,000 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
(650) 329-2353

Latest News

PAHA's Annual Dinner June 5, 2019

Reserve now for PAHA's annual dinner celebration to be held June 5, 2019. Local historian Bo Crane will be speaking on "Rock and Roll in Palo Alto". Reserve your spot using the attached form or register online. Reservations made through Eventbrite can be charged to a credit card or to PayPal and will include a $2.29 per ticket service charge.

Everyone is welcome!

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 -

Join us Wednesday, June 5, 2019 for PAHA's Annual Dinner Event.

Local historian Bo Crane will be speaking on "Rock and Roll in Palo Alto".

Wednesday, June 5, 2019
6:00 - 9:00 pm
El Palo Alto Room
Mitchell Park Community Center
3700 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto

For further details and reservation information, see the Latest News section on this page or visit our Programs page.