April in Bloom

6 Apr 2019 through 20 Apr 2019

Main Gallery

The Museum celebrates the month of April with an opening weekend of Ikebana—the Japanese art of floral arrangement—followed by programs and artistic displays from The Garden Club of Los Altos.

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90 Years of Flowers

7 Mar 2019 through 28 Apr 2019

J. Gilbert Smith House

What do the Pet Parade, the Japanese tea garden that once graced Shoup Park, and those daffodils along Main and State Streets have in common? They were all seeded by The Garden Club of Los Altos. The accomplishments of the club is the subject of this exhibit on display in the J. Gilbert Smith House Gallery.

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Presents from the Past

8 Nov 2018 through 6 Jan 2019

J. Gilbert Smith House

The J. Gilbert Smith House will be decorated in 1930's holiday splendor to mark the occasion of this exhibit for young and old of Christmas gifts from yesteryear.

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Silicon Valley Eats

11 May 2019 through 8 Sep 2019

Main Gallery

Los Altos History Museum

From the Valley of Heart’s Delight to the delight of a valley of technology and innovation, the people here have eaten well. The fertile soil and temperate climate brought the native Ohlones, the settlers, the farms, the produce, the transportation, the immigration, the education, and the boom in population to a valley abundant with possibilities for growth.

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Inspired by Juana

18 Oct 2018 through 31 Mar 2019

Main Gallery

The story of Juana Briones is a tale of resilience, ingenuity and business savvy – the hallmarks of Silicon Valley. Juana Briones was a dynamic 19th century figure who owned several businesses, many parcels of land, was a talented business woman, traditional healer and advocate for her family in what is now Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Palo Alto, San Jose, and San Francisco.

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Superstitions

4 Oct 2018 through 4 Nov 2018

J. Gilbert Smith House

In the spirit of Halloween, the J. Gilbert Smith House will be shrouded in mourning as visitors experience how death influenced life, and discover where many folk beliefs about bad luck and death originated.

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