Over Here

12 Apr 2018 through 27 May 2018

Main Gallery

The Los Altos History Museum is proud to be one of a handful of museums nationwide hosting a special exhibition created by the National Archives during the centennial observation of US involvement in World War I. The US involvement in World War I lasted from April 1917 until November 1918, but in that time almost 3 million U.S. soldiers were drafted.

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Right Here

1 Jun 2018 through 1 Jul 2018

Main Gallery

A follow-on exhibition to "Over Here: Americans at Home in World War I" with local artifacts and stories that focus on the growing Los Altos community in the context of a wartime Peninsula. Featuring personal letters, original newspaper stories, information on Camp Fremont, and graphic posters promoting patriotic messages.

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Dormers to Doors

10 May 2018 through 17 Jun 2018

J. Gilbert Smith House

In recognition of Preservation Month the Museum explores the California Bungalow style, and how aspects of the J. Gilbert Smith House were inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement of the 20th century

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Paint the Town

12 Jul 2018 through 7 Oct 2018

Main Gallery

The Museum will display never-before-shown works of art by local artists that showcase "echoes of the past" by representing historical buildings and sites that are still present in our landscape and capture our connection to the past.

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Inspired by Juana

18 Oct 2018 through 20 Apr 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 an early entrepreneur who owned several businesses, many parcels of land, was a talented midwife and traditional healer in what is now Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Palo Alto, San Jose, and San Francisco.

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Instinct Extinct

25 Jan 2018 through 31 Mar 2018

Main Gallery

The extraordinary story of birds—their beauty, their biology, their migrations, and their ecosystems. This is a multimedia art installation inspired by the spectacular natural instinct of birds to travel thousands of miles up and down the Western edge of North America.

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