Palo Alto Stanford (PAST) Heritage is a nonprofit organization supporting the preservation of the historic architecture, neighborhoods, and character of the greater Palo Alto-Stanford area through informed citizen involvement and education.
PAST Heritage was formed in 1987 to plan and host the 1988 California Preservation foundation Conference held at Palo Alto and Stanford. The conference committee realized that their work could continue and grow in its scope to become a valued asset to the local area. It is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the architectural and other physical heritage of Palo Alto and Stanford.
In December we host our annual Holiday House Tour, (the next one will be in 2014), offering docent-guided visits of outstanding homes in a different selected neighborhood each year.
In May we join with the National Trust for Historic Preservation in celebrating Preservation Month to showcase our heritage with guided neighborhood tours. The event culminates with our Awards Ceremony, at which we recognize the latest additions to our centennial buildings with a brass plaque and honor notable local preservation achievements.
PAST Heritage has developed several self-guided walking tours of Palo Alto's architecturally and historically prominent areas, and can help arrange historic tours of the Stanford campus. In addition to weekly docent-led walks in May, there is another round of walks in the fall.
While our membership drive is held in the fall, PAST welcomes new members all year. Members receive free tickets to our annual Holiday House Tour, our newsletter, and special invitations to our other events, which are free of charge. Due notices are sent in the early fall, but checks and membership blanks can be mailed at any time to our post office box using this membership/ticket order form.
Dues and contributions are tax-deductible as permitted by law.
Individual memberships are $25 and include one ticket to the Holiday House Tour.
Family memberships are $50 and include two tickets to the Holiday House Tour.
Sponsor memberships are $75 and include two tickets to the Holiday House Tour.
Patron memberships are $100 and include two tickets to the Holiday House Tour.
Lifetime memberships are $500 and include two tickets to the Holiday House Tour.
Click here for a membership/ticket order form or send an e-mail request, and return with your check to:
P.O. Box 308
Palo Alto, California 94302
President: Tom Johnston
Treasurer: Cheryl Lathrop
Historian: Steve Staiger
Ellie Mansfield, Janet Peacock, Haley Stevens
E-mail us at either firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Palo Alto Stanford Heritage—Dedicated to the preservation of Palo Alto's historic buildings.
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