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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.

Exhibit Information

Upcoming Exhibit

Spirits Return: Cultural Traditions Keeping  Memories Alive
Opens October 29, 2015

Human beings all over the world follow traditions by which they honor and celebrate their ancestors. In fact, the various cultures’ rituals and celebrations often share similar elements. Families may visit the graves of loved ones and bring food and drinks; they erect altars to honor the departed; and invite them to come back to visit. We also tell stories, so that those who never knew our ancestors can feel connected to their heritage, and those who did know them continue to remember. These traditions help us stay connected and cultivate a sense of identity and nurture values of family loyalty and pride. This new exhibit is a multi-cultural look at how we remember our loved ones who have passed on.

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