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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

exhibit events

Exhibit Program Ongoing:
Sundays—Smith House Tours, 2pm

Board Meetings: 1st Wednesdays, 4 pm, Museum

Community Program:
Second Wednesdays—Lean In Circle, 6-8pm. Networking for emerging professional women. Free, registration required.


Special Event:
7.10 —Members  Summer Party
Sunday, July 10 - 4:30-7:30 pm

Membership has its perks! Join us for a fun, casual evening under our gorgeous oaks for a barbecue-style dinner and live music. Enjoy an old fashioned Museum gathering with friends old & new. $25/person covers expenses (non-deductible). Cash bar. Info: hello@losaltoshistory.org | 650.948.9427 x14. CLICK HERE FOR TICKET ORDER FORM


8.20 - Community Photo Scanning Day: Bring up to five favorite photos of your community and we’ll scan them for you. - 10am-1pm Los Altos History Museum

Crab Feed Event:
8.21 —Antique Evaluation by Steve Yvaska & Lunch: Sunday, August 21 - 11am-3pm at the Museum

Crab Feed Event:
8.28 —Swinging Sixties Party: Sunday, August 28 - 5-8pm at the Trapnell home


Special Event:
9.17 & 18 —Train Days №7! 10am-4pm

9.25 - Save Your Treasures! Get advice from museum experts about how to take care of your historical treasures. One treasure per person, please; NOT an appraisal. - 10am-12noon Los Altos History Museum

9.29 - The Future of Community: Engage with a distinguished panel to discuss how our communities are developing and changing. - 7:30-9:30pm. Los Altos Library


Exhibit Closes:
10.2 - Many Communities, Many Voices: Personal Narratives from the Oral History Collection

Exhibit Opens:
10.13-11.13 - Beiren at 100 - solo exhibit of representative works from Hau Beiren (also know as Paul Hau and Hou Beiren), the internationally renown artist and long-term Los Altos resident.  He and his wife, Mary Hau, have lived in Los Altos since 1962. Master Hau's work has been exhibited and collected in the U.S. and abroad. His home, "Old Apricot Villa," in north Los Altos has been the major inspiration for his ground-breaking work uniting Chinese brush painting tradition with the bold and impressionistic work of the West, thus creating his own "splash ink and color" painting style.  We are proud to present this one-month only solo exhibit in the Main Gallery.  Related programs for adults and children to be announced at a later date.





Exhibit Closes:
11.13 —pop-up exhibit closes: Paul Hau

Special Event:
11.16 – Catch the Spirit! Noon-4pm

Info: 650.948-9427 x14 or hello@losaltoshistory.org

Schedule subject to change: know what's going on-join the Museum or SIGN UP FOR EMAIL NOTICES on our website.