PAHA Annual Celebration: Old Mayfield Fun

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PAHA Annual Celebration: Old Mayfield Fun

We are excited to welcome you to this year’s cocktail event celebrating Mayfield’s storied past!

By Palo Alto Historical Association

When and where

Date and time

Wednesday, June 7 · 5 - 7pm PDT


Mitchell Park Community Center, El Palo Alto Room 3700 Middlefield Road Palo Alto, CA 94303

About this event

  • 2 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Join us for appetizers, cocktails, artifacts, entertainment and good old fun!

Free for members plus one guest.

$40 for non members which includes a FREE PAHA membership (you can purchase here: )

Space is limited and reservations are required. Please make your reservation by May 28, 2023.

Before there was Palo Alto, there was Mayfield. Palo Alto and Mayfield were rival towns with two very different reputations. Mayfield grew around Uncle Jim’s Cabin, a roadhouse built at the main stagecoach junction with the only saloon in the area. It was immediately popular with travelers and locals alike. As Mayfield expanded, the main attraction was it’s thirteen saloons and two breweries contributing to the town’s wild and rowdy population. Lumbermen and farm hands would spend their week's wages drinking in town. Stanford students congregated at the local bars and the University put up a barrier to block the main access to Mayfield in hopes of preventing them from making the libatious pilgrimage.

In honor of Mayfield’s colorful history and just for fun, we’ve poured a little bit of our rambunctious past and modern sophistication into a signature cocktail inspired by the world’s most-popular refreshment in a glass: The Palo Alto Old Fashioned.

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About the organizer

The Palo Alto Historical Association, a non-profit organization, was established in its present form in 1948 as a successor to an earlier organization founded in 1913. Our main objectives are: collecting, organizing, and preserving materials about the history and heritage of Palo Alto; making information available to the public about Palo Alto's history by means of monthly programs, exhibits, publications, and its official newsletter, the Tall Tree, and; recognizing and preserving historic sites and structures.

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