100 - Year Centennial Celebration
In 2023, the Town of Atherton will be celebrating its 100th birthday. This is a momentous occasion for our community, and we are excited to share this historic event with all of our residents. Our centennial celebration is a tribute to the people and the stories that have shaped our community's history and have contributed to our success.
We invite all members of the Atherton community to participate in two celebrations, as we reflect on our past and look towards the future.
- Event Passed - Tuesday, September 12, 2023 at 6:00 PM: Special Town Council Meeting including a screening of a centennial video celebration and cake.
- Sunday, September 24, 2023 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM: Centennial Celebration at Town Center with exhibits, food, family activities, and 100 - tree giveaway. Let us know you'll be there by registering here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/town-of-athertons-centennial-celebration-tickets-648223773757?aff=oddtdtcreator
Leading up to those celebrations, we will feature icons, places, and historical moments that have made this Town the vibrant community that it is today on this page and on Atherton Online. Check out some of our Icons here:
- First Families: The Merrill's and the Moulton's
- Equestrian Icon: Phar Lap
- Atherton's Inventor: Leon Douglass
- Atherton's First Circus
- Queen Polly of the Circus
- Notable Resident: Bob Lurie
- The Beginnings of our Police Department
- The Race to Incorporate
- The First Council
- First Families: The Beltramo's
- Byde A Whyle: Louis and Lucie Stern
- The Lindenwood Gates and Flood Mansion
- Elmwood Farm – The Beginnings of the Holbrook Palmer Gift
- The Holbrook Palmer Gift - The Dames to the Rescue
- Faxon Dean Atherton
- How Atherton Got It's Name
- Atherton's Daughters
- Atherton's Sons
- The Flood Estate
We hope that this celebration will serve as an opportunity to come together as a community, to share stories and memories, and to celebrate all that makes Atherton a special place to call home. Stay tuned for updates on the Centennial Celebration Page, as we share more details about the upcoming events. Thank you for being a part of our community and helping us to celebrate this momentous occasion!