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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

Lean In Circle
Second Wednesdays, 6-8pm

Speakers and networking for emerging professional women. Free, registration required.




Exhibit Programs

Explore the Aztec Roots of El Día de los Muertos
Thursday, October 29, 6:30pm at the Los Altos Library
Join us for a fascinating discussion about the Day of the Dead with Sunnyvale artist and social scientist Daniel Malinali. For more information click here.

Exhibit Reception: November 1, 2015, 4-7pm, with Mexican ballet folklόrico, Taiko drummers and Obon dancers.


Catch the Spirit returns!
Wednesday, November 18, Noon - 4 pm
Local Authors Appearing at Catch the Spirit

Diana Chan - Animal Kingdom - Vertebrates, Animals with Backbones
Yvonne Jacobson - Memoirs of a Farmer's Daughter in Silicon Valley
Shannon Klein - Dogs of Los Altos
Teri Medcalf - Rambler Rose
Donald Neff - Creeks and Rivers of Silicon Valley
John Ralston - Fremont Older and the 1916 San Francisco Bombing: A Tireless Crusade for Justice