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MPHA Home Page


This is the working website for the Menlo Park Historical Association (MPHA). See [Note a] at bottom. MPHA was organized in 1971 and is dedicated to collecting, researching, and preserving the documentation which is related to the history of the City, the area of the City, and the history of the area before its current incorporation (1927). You can help us in this effort by becoming a member.

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Membership in the Association is open to everyone. Beginning in 2014, the annual membership fees are:

Residential             $20.00
Business               100.00
Lifetime                  200.00

Checks should be made payable to "MPHA."

Members receive the Association's newsletter, The Gate Post, published several times a year, and are invited to Association events including the annual Ice Cream Social (early July), the annual Association meeting/speaker (November), and the annual annual dinner.

Contact Us

The office of the Association, the Merrill History Room, is in the lower level of the MP Library. Office hours are:

Tue  12:00 - 2:00 pm
Wed 10:00 - 2:00 pm

You can contact us during office hours at (650) 330-2522 or email us at . Our mailing address is:

Menlo Park Historical Association
800 Alma Street
Menlo Park, CA 94025-3445

Board Members:

President           Jym Clendenin (Class of 2016)
Vice President    Bill Weseloh (2015)
Secretary           Fran Dehn (2015)
Treasurer           Lydia Cooper (2015)
At Large             Dick Angus (Class of 2016)
     Ester Buga (2016)
                         Michael Demeter (2016)
                         Frank Helfrich (2014)
                         Jim Lewis (2014)
                                                       Tom Carter (2014)
     Gil Workman (2014)
     Patty Hjelm (2015)

The Board meets monthly on the first Tuesday at 2:00 PM in the Merrill History Room.


Membership - Jim Lewis
Newsletter - Lydia Cooper (650) 327-7556)
Web Master - Jym Clendenin

The Gate Post

The Gate Post, the newsletter of the Menlo Park Historical Association, is published several times a year. Archived copies of recent issues can be found in PDF format by selecting from the left side bar.


Documents related to Menlo Park history are filed in the MPHA office using the subject headings that can be found by clicking on Subject Headings in left side bar.


Using the same subject headings as for documentation above, the MPHA historic photos are separately filed in the MPHA office. A significant number of these photos have been scanned and the TIFF images stored on a hard disk. A subset of these photos in JPEG format and with limited resolution are posted on the web: click on "Photos" in left side bar.

External Links With MPHA and/or Menlo Park History Information

Historical Association (Menlo Park Library, 2002)
Early days in Menlo Park (Menlo Park Library, October, 1985)
History of the City (City of Menlo Park, undated)

Dick Angus: Man with deep local roots is president of Menlo Park Historical Association (, Nov 8, 2011)

[Note a] Working means more information and more frequently changed than the Official Historical Association website linked just above.

This page last updated 8 January 2014

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