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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:

For more information click here.

Upcoming Exhibit:

Reflect + Create: Where Art and History Intersect
Opening May 7, 2015

artifactartifactArtists, makers and creators from throughout the broader community have been creating new work inspired by items in the Museum collection. “Creating things is uniquely human,” says exhibit coordinator Johanna Fassbender. “It connects us to the world around us and is a form of storytelling. Objects in museum collections also inspire storytelling and can help us draw unexpected connections to contemporary issues and perspectives.” To that end, several objects and oral histories were chosen from the collection as the starting point for this exhibit; local artists, makers and creators are being inspired by these old things to create something new and original that explores their connections to our past, and present.