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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

On Exhibit through 4.17.16: Spirits Return: Cultural Traditions Keeping Memories Alive. Original exhibit explores how we remember and honor our ancestors through Day of the Dead, Memorial Day, Obon, Shradh & more!

Ikebana Flower Show
Saturday & Sunday, March 19 & 20, 2016noon-4pm
Los Altos Library, 13 So. San Antonio Road, in the Civic Center. Free.


Join us to view beautiful flower arrangements by Katsuko Thielke (bio) and her students and learn more about the art of Ikebana at a free two-day Ikebana pop-up exhibit brought to you by the Los Altos History Museum and the Los Altos Library in conjunction with the Museum's current exhibit Spirits Return: Cultural Traditions Keeping Memories Alive. Live demonstration: 1pm both days.


4.2-Family Day at the Museum


2.20 & 4.9-Learn how to build your dream train layout in 2 workshops. No experience required. $30, or 2/$50. 10am

March-launch of the  Essay Contest for 2nd-6th grades. Prizes awarded in May at the Ice Cream Social & City Council meeting.

3rd & 4th  grade school tours, weekdays 9-noon in April & May. Teachers & Homeschoolers: contact us to join in.

4.28-new exhibit opens: Many Communities, Many Voices: Personal Narratives from the Oral History Collection. Reception 5.1


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

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