Upcoming program -

Against the Odds: Palo Alto Businesses Over 50 Years Old

Sunday, October 3, 2021
2:00 - 3:00 pm
Via Zoom Webinar

Join us via Zoom for PAHA's presentation featuring some of Palo Alto's businesses that have survived over 50 years during an era which held the largest social, economic and technological changes ever seen. Some of these businesses survived World Wars, the Great Depression, the social unrest of the 1960s, the cultural changes of the 1970s, recessions, and huge technological advancements which changed the way they do business.

Fewer than 40 businesses over 50 years old remain in operation in Palo Alto. A dozen or so of these are family owned and have passed on from generation to generation. Hear the stories from the owners of four of these longtime family businesses including Bell's Books, Wilbur Properties (formerly Ames, Brophy and Cranston), Gleim the Jeweler, and Mills the Florist.

Join us on October 3rd from 2:00 to 3:00 pm as our guest speakers from four local business share stories of their family's history in the community and how their business has survived for so long in this ever-changing world.

Registration is not required. Simply click on the link above at 2:00 pm on Sunday, October 3rd to join.

Future Public Programs -

Save the dates for our next programs: November 7th and December 5th, 2021.

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 June 6th, 2021 program, Peter Coutts: The Frenchman and his Tower, or would like to watch a replay, you can find the video on Vimeo.

Also on the Vimeo site you will find all of the PAHA programs from this past season, including the March 6th program Saving the Past: Preserving Palo Alto Children's Theatre's History and the the December 6th program Celebrating Gryphon Stringed Instruments 50th Anniversary.