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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!

1.23-Memoir Writing
2.21-Indian Cooking Class
3.19-20 -Ikebana Show
4.2-Family Day at the Museum

11.11-Remember Veterans Day with journalist and local author Robin Chapman, and youth singers, Aria. 6:30pm. Free.

11.18-Catch the Spirit! holiday boutique, CSA toy & pj's drive, refreshments, live music, local authors with their books plus tours of the Smith House decorated for the holidays. 12-4pm. Free.

2.6-Crab Feed & Auction,  fun festive fundraiser at St. William

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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