When a family is sitting around the kitchen table, they often tell stories about the past – events that occurred many years ago or just last week. For many of us, this is how we can make sense of our world – of local histories and our place in them. This is our Story Table, which takes us on a trip into the past to explore and remember the community that once was. Many of the stories are sourced from the oral histories on our Cultural Asset Map, and others come from the vast local history collections of the Santa Monica Public Library. Come with us on this journey – we hope it is a way that future generations will come to know their community and share their own stories.