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Our Mission: History inspires imagination, stimulates thought and transforms society.

The Los Altos History Museum preserves and shares our local history to enrich our community and to shape a more informed future.

LAHM in Out & About Magazine

The Los Altos History Museum was voted the best museum for Silicon Valley and the Coast by readers of Out & About Magazine in their annual "What Do Locals Love" ballot!


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Current Exhibit

pedal powerSince their introduction, bicycles have been used for work and for whimsy. Experience a unique collection of wacky, wonderful, and workhorse bicycles from around the Bay Area - where mountain biking was born and road-racing legends were formed. From nostalgic high-wheelers and classic Sting-Rays to early mountain and road-racing bikes, and bikes used by soldiers and police officers, you're sure to find many that pique your interest and inspire you to take a ride! A collaboration with GreenTown Los Altos.

Electric Bike Festival
Saturday, July 26
10am-1pm, Museum

See and ride electric bikes!

Come to the Museum, Saturday, July 26 and see a bamboo electric bike from Calfee Designs, a "classic" e-bike from Vintage Bikes in Los Gatos, and several models from Faraday in San Francisco.

Lots of bikes to ride too!

Upcoming Events

Summer Gala: "An American in Paris"
Date changed to September, Enchante Hotel
Celebrate Bastille Day in grand style - and support the Museum! Be the first to explore Los Altos' new boutique hotel at a fabulous cocktail party. Whether or not you are in costume, we hope you will say "oui"!
Tickets $125/person. ($100 is deductible.) Proceeds benefit the Museum.

Sunday, September 7 - 10am-noon
Moon Fest!
Children’s craft workshop to build a Moon Festival lantern

Saturday & Sunday, September 20-21 - 10am-4pm
Train Days!

Sunday, September 28
Historic Bike Tour

TBD: Ohlone Day

September-November 2014
Lean In-style Circles

Wednesday, November 19 - Noon-4pm
Catch the Spirit!

Saturday, February 7, 2015
28th Crab Feed & Auction

Support LAHM through AmazonSmile!

Bookmark the Los Altos History Museum AmazonSmile page and use it every time you shop at Amazon.com. By using this link, 0.5% of your eligible purchase total will benefit the Los Altos History Museum.




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Snoopy Plate from California Association of Museums

Did you know that Snoopy supports museums like the Los Altos History Museum? Pre-order a Snoopy license plate here and support all California museums! Once 7,500 license plates are sold, a new museum grant program will be established by the state. Plus, how cute will Snoopy look on your car!

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