Publications

 
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Our Newsletter

We publish a newsletter, The Tall Tree, eight times a year. If you are a member we mail it to you automatically. Hardcopies can be found at the History Desk at the Cubberley Center, Room K-7.

The following Tall Trees are available online in PDF format for viewing and printing. Adobe Acrobat required.

May 2017 Volume 40, Number 7
April 2017 Volume 40, Number 6
March 2017 Volume 40, Number 5 (Supplement)
January 2017 Volume 40, Number 4
December 2016 Volume 40, Number 3
November 2016 Volume 40, Number 2
October 2016 Volume 40, Number 1
June 2016 Volume 39, Number 8
May 2016 Volume 39, Number 7
April 2016 Volume 39, Number 6
March 2016 Volume 39, Number 5
January 2016 Volume 39, Number 4
November 2015 Volume 39, Number 3
October 2015 Volume 39, Number 2
September 2015 Volume 39, Number 1
May 2015 Volume 38, Number 8
April 2015 Volume 38, Number 7
March 2015 Volume 38, Number 6
February 2015 Volume 38, Number 5
January 2015 Volume 38, Number 4
December 2014 Volume 38, Number 3
November 2014 Volume 38, Number 2
October 2014 Volume 38, Number 1
May 2014 Volume 37, Number 7
April 2014 Volume 37, Number 6
February 2014 Volume 37, Number 5
January 2014 Volume 37, Number 4
December 2013 Volume 37, Number 3
November 2013 Volume 37, Number 2
October 2013 Volume 37, Number 1
June 2013 Volume 36, Number 8
May 2013 Volume 36, Number 7
April 2013 Volume 36, Number 6
March 2013 Volume 36, Number 5
January 2013 Volume 36, Number 4
December 2012 Volume 36, Number 3
November 2012 Volume 36, Number 2
October 2012 Volume 36, Number 1
June 2012 Volume 35, Number 8
May 2012 Volume 35, Number 7
April 2012 Volume 35, Number 6
March 2012 Volume 35, Number 5
January 2012 Volume 35, Number 4
December 2011 Volume 35, Number 3
November 2011 Volume 35, Number 2
October 2011 Volume 35, Number 1
June 2011 Volume 34, Number 8
May 2011 Volume 34, Number 7
April 2011 Volume 34, Number 6
March 2011 Volume 34, Number 5
January 2011 Volume 34, Number 4
December 2010 Volume 34, Number 3
November 2010 Volume 34, Number 2
October 2010 Volume 34, Number 1
June 2010 Volume 33, Number 8
May 2010 Volume 33, Number 7
April 2010 Volume 33, Number 6
March 2010 Volume 33, Number 5
January 2010 Volume 33, Number 4
December 2009 Volume 33, Number 3
November 2009 Volume 33, Number 2
October 2009 Volume 33, Number 1
June 2009 Volume 32, Number 8
May 2009 Volume 32, Number 7
April 2009 Volume 32, Number 6
March 2009 Volume 32, Number 5
January 2009 Volume 32, Number 4
December 2008 Volume 32, Number 3
November 2008 Volume 32, Number 2
June 2008 Volume 31, Number 8
May 2008 Volume 31, Number 7
April 2008 Volume 31, Number 6
March 2008 Volume 31, Number 5
December 2007 Volume 30, Number 11
November 2007 Volume 30, Number 10
October 2007 Volume 30, Number 9
May 2007 Volume 30, Number 8
April 2007 Volume 30, Number 7
March 2007 Volume 30, Number 6
February 2007 Volume 30, Number 5
January 2007 Volume 30, Number 4
December 2006 Volume 30, Number 3
October 2006 Volume 30, Number 2
September 2006 Volume 30, Number 1
June 2006 Volume 29, Number 9
May 2006 Volume 29, Number 8
April 2006 Volume 29, Number 7
March 2006 Volume 29, Number 6
January 2006 Volume 29, Number 5

Books

We have published various books on local history, and more are planned. The books are available at our general meetings, at local bookstores, at the Museum of American Heritage, and at the History Desk at the Cubberley Center, Room K-7.

Lucie Stern - Palo Alto's Fairy Godmother

Lucie Stern - Palo Alto's Fairy Godmother

Author: Michael Litfin

Softcover, 96 pages

This is the story of Palo Alto's fairy godmother and benefactress, Lucie Stern. Michael Litfin, long-time associate director of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre, traces her life story and her many generous gifts to the City. A favorite biography, this new edition includes an introduction to author Michael Litfin, by Pat Briggs, retired director of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre, and an addendum about Lucie's contribution to the Boy Scouts of this area by Larry Christenson, BSA Volunteer.

Palo Alto Remembered - Stories from a City's Past

Palo Alto Remembered - Stories from a City's Past

Author: Matt Bowling

Softcover, 208 pages

Palo Alto Remembered is a different kind of history book. The 43 stories - each accompanied by images of the times and people - capture Palo Alto's extraordinary history through highly readable and entertaining stories about the city's most memorable events and personalities. Bowling is a skillful story teller who brings alive the people and happenings he chronicles.

Streets of Palo Alto

Streets of Palo Alto

Softcover, 72 pages

Lists Palo Alto street names and gives the historic reference for each.

Parks of Palo Alto

Parks of Palo Alto

Softcover, 72 pages

Profiles more than 30 parks and open spaces, presents their history and their amenities.

Palo Alto and its Libraries, A Long-time Love Affair
  by Tom Wyman

Palo Alto and its Libraries, A Long-time Love Affair by Tom Wyman

Softcover, 48 pages

Details the history of Palo Alto's libraries from 1893 to the present day.

Also available are:

Postcards - a packet of 10 assorted scenes of old Palo Alto

The Williams Family Community Connections Walk- a pamphlet that details a 1.6-mile walk that begins at the Williams House (now the Museum of American Heritage, 351 Homer Avenue) and makes 12 historic stops, all of which have a tie to the Williams family. The pamphlet is free.