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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

Art/Object Photography and Lighting Workshop
Wednesday, August 12, 2015, 10am-2pm

Learn how to properly photograph an object or art piece in this workshop with Richard Dischler Photo Workshops and Keeble & Shuchat Photography. Richard and his staff will teach you how to effectively and appropriately light your object without the need for professional equipment. Bring one object/photo/art piece to photograph. Please limit the dimension of the object/art piece to 12" in length, 12" in width, 4" in height and around 3 pounds in weight. Limited to 20 students. Fee: $29. Register with Grace at 650-948-9427 x14.

Photo by Charles Mujie

Death and Life of an Object
Thursday, August 27, 7pm
Join us at the Mountain View Library for a discussion about the meanings embedded in historical and everyday materials and the ways artists have used them in creative expression. Marianne Lettieri is a visual artist who works with cultural artifacts and common objects. Her mixed media constructions incorporate visual metaphors such as architectural fragments, ephemera, clothing, and tools to explore life's preoccupations and the shared human desire to remember.

Lettieri has an M.F.A. in Spatial Arts from San Jose State University and B.F.A. from University of Florida. Her artwork is in the collections of the City of Palo Alto, Oracle Corporation, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, and International Museum of Collage, Assemblage and Construction. More information about the artist is available at www.mariannelettieri.com.

Recent exhibitions include:
"House/Work" - Peninsula Museum of Art, Burlingame
"Evidence of Life" - Badè Archaeology Museum and Doug Adams Gallery, Berkeley
"Poetics of Disposability" - Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara
"Changing Context" - Azusa Pacific University
"Metaphors and Memories" - Community School of Music and Arts, Mountain View

Train Days!
September 19-20

Exhibit Program:
Thursday, September 24, evening
Panel of California Artists discuss working with history. In collaboration with the California Historical Society. $5 LAHM/CHS members, $10 non-members; registration required.

MoonFest!
Sunday, September 27
Multi-country celebration of this festive fall holiday. (children's craft workshop) multiple groups

Ohlone Day
Sunday, October 4 (tentative)

Catch the Spirit returns!
Sunday, November 8, Noon-4pm