Upcoming program -

Palo Alto Teens Capture and Preserve Our History

March 12, 2023
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto

Our March PAHA program will be a presentation by members of the Palo Alto Museum's Teen Council—a dedicated group of local high school students who since 2019 has been volunteering their time and talents to capture and preserve Palo Alto history. Working with various local organizations, including PAHA, the Teen Council provides new insights into how to view and document our local history.

Examples of projects the Teen Council have worked on are the Palo Alto Time Capsule, promotions about learning Palo Alto history during the COVID lockdown, and creating self-guided walking tours of Palo Alto that explore historic structures and businesses in our community.

In conjunction with the Palo Alto Museum, and with help from video production professionals and oral history experts, the Teen Council also began a project of recording oral histories. This video documentation brings a human scale to Palo Alto’s history.

The Teen Council's newest project is an "Object Memory" project celebrating Palo Alto's culturally diverse and dynamic community by collecting images of sentimental objects that symbolize a family's cultural experiences. This project is designed to demonstrate that cultural diversity has helped to shape and enrich the Palo Alto community.

Join us on March 12th at 2:00 pm to learn more about these wonderful programs Palo Alto teens are creating to preserve the long and diverse history of Palo Alto.

Future Public Programs -

May 7th and June 7th, 2023

Please check back later for more details.

Recordings and General Program Information

PAHA programs are recorded. DVDs of the programs can be checked out from the Archives at Cubberley Center, Room-7. Recordings of our programs, titled "Heritage", are broadcast on local cable public access Channels 28 and 30 on various days and times. They are simultaneously streamed on the Media Center web site - check web site for schedule.

If you missed the January 22, 2022 program, Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Palo Alto History But Were Afraid to Ask (until now), you can find the video at Vimeo.

Also on the Vimeo site you will find programs from past seasons, including the December 2021 program Life in the Frank Lloyd Wright Hanna House with Karen Holman and John Hanna, and PART: Palo Alto "Rapid" Transit with PAHA Historian Steve Staiger presented in January 2022.