Town Square

Post a New Topic

Today's news: tomorrow's history

Original post made on Nov 29, 2013

As the Palo Alto Historical Association marks 100 years, those fascinated by the history of Palo Alto say the past is still very much with us.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, November 29, 2013, 11:55 AM

Comments (4)

Like this comment
Posted by UC Davis Grad
a resident of Mountain View
on Nov 29, 2013 at 5:44 pm

Great story! The people who live in a community should have a way to know their community's history -- since, after all, the past shapes the present.

Great photos, BTW.

Like this comment
Posted by Wayne Martin
a resident of Fairmeadow
on Nov 30, 2013 at 1:23 pm

I have consulted with Steve on numerous occasions researching various topics of Palo Alto history, and can say unreservedly that Steve Staiger always provides both impressive, and courteous, service to myself. It is a pleasure to visit with Steve, whose knowledge of the Historical Society’s archives is encyclopedic. In my opinion, Steve Staiger sets the bar for customer service, even though that is not his primary role.

The historical society’s archive is paper-based, as it were, stored in a couple dozen filing cabinets. For the most part, Steve can retrieve archival material in a very short time on virtually any subject in the archive. However, it would be a huge step forward if the inventory of all of these filing cabinets were placed on-line, as a “finding aid”, which would allow interested parties to investigate the whole of the archive without having to actually visit the location where the materials are physically located. Advertising the contents of the archive would likely help to increase not only people’s knowledge of its existence, but might also increase the use of this material by people interested in Palo Alto history.

Like this comment
Posted by Truth
a resident of Midtown
on Dec 1, 2013 at 4:18 pm

[Post removed.]

Like this comment
Posted by Sara
a resident of Midtown
on Dec 1, 2013 at 7:17 pm

[Post removed.]

Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Cherries and Berries
By Laura Stec | 0 comments | 342 views


One more week to vote!

Don't forget to cast your ballot online. Voting ends May 29th. Stay tuned for the results in the July 21st issue of the Palo Alto Weekly.