Houses give us more than shelter. They give us a place to belong. Since the arrival of the first Spanish settlers, our homes have evolved in style, size and use, reflecting our changing lifestyles and cultural values. Over time, we’ve developed a unique sense of “California Living,” and changed the way people live in other places. This original new exhibition focuses on house architecture of the past 200 years - and beyond. Click here for a full description.
Robin Chapman speaks on Lost Orchards
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
7:30pm - Los Altos Library
Book signing & reception follows at the Museum
Apricot. It tastes, some say, like manna from heaven. Local author and journalist ROBIN CHAPMAN recalls the time when the Santa Clara Valley was the largest apricot producer in the world. Relive the long summer days ripe with bumper crops of this much-anticipated delicacy, from the 18th century Spaniards who first planted them to post–WWII families who built their homes among subdivided orchards.
RSVP NOT REQUIRED. INFORMATION: 650.948.9427 X14 (AJA)
Co-sponsored by the library and museum in conjunction with the new exhibit, A Place to Call Home, April 25-October 6, 2013.
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