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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

Now on Exhibit!

lure and legendOctober 18 through April 2015
Silicon Valley: The Lure & Legends

Showcasing dozens of local visionaries who helped create Silicon Valley, this original exhibition will answer the question:
"why here?"
What was it that led the Valley of Heart's Delight from orchards to oscillators?

Who were the visionaries and risk takers who made it happen?

The exhibit will focus on local folks who made good, created by the amazing team who brought us ground-breaking original exhibits on Wallace Stegner, Lucile & David Packard and Josephine & Frank Duveneck.
This is the story of the "who" and the "why" behind the "what." 
Don't miss it!

Exhibit Programs:

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Upcoming Exhibit: Call for Submission

Reflect + Create: Where Art and History Intersect
Los Altos History Museum Seeks Local Artists, Creators and Makers for New Show Opening May 7, 2015

Call for submission! Artists, makers and creators are invited to participate in a new exhibit called Reflect + Create: Where Art and History Intersect which will open on May 7, 2015. This exhibit brings together history and art through selected pieces from the collection; objects, documents, and oral history excerpts will serve as inspiration for original works – quirky or serious. Submission packets can be downloaded here (link) or picked up at the Los Altos History Museum. The deadline is Monday, March 23, 2015. Interested artists and makers will also have the opportunity to view the collections pieces in person on the following dates: Thursday, February 12, 1-4pm or Saturday, February 28, 10am-1pm at the Los Altos History Museum. For more information, contact Johanna Fassbender, Collections & Exhibitions Manager at 650.948.9427 x 16 or jfassbender@losaltoshistory.org.