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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

david starr jordanWednesday, January 21, 2015 - 7pm
"Symbiotic Superstars: The Stanford-Silicon Valley Connection"
Stanford University President John Hennessy and Leslie Berlin, author and project historian of the Silicon Valley Archives at Stanford.
St. William Parish Hall, Los Altos.

Pictured: Stanford President and early Silicon Valley venture capitalist, David Starr Jordan, 1908





Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 6-10pm
28th Crab Feed & Auction
New location & time: St. William, 611 S. El Monte, Los Altos
crab feedGREAT food! GREAT people! GREAT auction items!
Join the fun, and support the Museum!

Proceeds support Museum programs. Tickets $95-110/person. Click here for order form.
Sponsorship and advertising opportunities available - call 650.948.9428 x14.


exhibit events

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 7pm
"Silicon Valley Stories"
Panel discussion on Silicon Valley visionaries and risk takers moderated by Mike Cassidy, BloomReach storyteller and former San Jose Mercury News business columnist. Panelists: Michael S. Malone, author, historian and TV host; Chuck Geschke, Adobe Systems co-founder and board chairman; Donna Dubinsky, Numenta CEO, co-founder of Handspring and former CEO of Palm, and Sandra Kurtzig, founder of Ask Computer Systems and Kenandy, Inc.
Eagle Theater, Los Altos High School.

Saturday, March 14, 2015 - noon-4pm
Family Day/Young Minds@the Museum
Los Altos Library 3-D printer demonstrations, The Tech Museum Social Robots, RAFT (Resource Area for Teachers) activities and more. Los Altos History Museum.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 7pm
Film Night
Special showing of the original film, "The Lure and the Legends." Los Altos Stage Company. Museum open 5:30-7 pm.

Lean In-style Circles
Watch for details - coming in Spring 2015