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 12,000 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


The first meeting of the 2018-2019 program year will be on October 7, 2018.

The day will feature a reenactment of the PALY march of 1918 when the school moved from its old location on Channing Avenue to their current location on Embarcadero Road.

All are welcome to participate in the march, starting at Channing House (site of the old high school) to the Paly Performing Arts Center.

Check back later this summer for further details.