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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.

Upcoming Events

September-November 2014
Lean In-style Circles


now and thenSunday, December 7 & 14, 1-3pm
"Now and Then"
Travel in time through two worlds - the "Now" of Silicon Valley, and the "Then" of the Valley of Heart's Delight on two successive Sundays in December. Enjoy holiday shopping, meet local authors and enjoy tours of the historic Smith House decorated for the holidays. Refreshments. Free.


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

lure and legendpackard





On Exhibit: October 18 through April 2015
Silicon Valley: The Lure & Legends

Showcasing dozens of local visionaries who helped create Silicon Valley, this original exhibition will answer the question:
"why here?"
What was it that led the Valley of Heart's Delight from orchards to oscillators?

Who were the visionaries and risk takers who made it happen?

The exhibit will focus on local folks who made good, created by the amazing team who brought us ground-breaking original exhibits on Wallace Stegner, Lucile & David Packard and Josephine & Frank Duveneck.
This is the story of the "who" and the "why" behind the "what." 
Don't miss it!

Exhibit Programs: