A Community Event Wednesday, November 18, 2015, noon to 4pm
The Los Altos History Museum invites the community and beyond to start this year’s holiday season with “Catch the Spirit.” The J. Gilbert Smith History House will be decked out with holiday decorations reminiscent of the 1930’s. Tasty treats will be serviced on the spacious front porch and pianist, Carole Cameron, will entertain with seasonal music from the antique piano in the living room.
Shop at two museum stores packed with delightful gifts, holiday décor and community mementoes. “Mrs. Smith’s Holiday Shoppe,“ offers a one-day only assortment of holiday gifts in the downstairs gallery of the J. Gilbert Smith History House. A new “Pet’s Corner” has been added. In addition, the main Museum Store will be stocked with all types of special items and the jewelry section will offer an expanded selection.
The upper gallery of the Museum will have a large decorated Christmas Tree with and items and images from the current exhibit, “Spirits Return—Cultural Traditions Keeping Memories Alive,” a celebration of how many cultures honor and remember loved ones.
Six local authors will be in the Museum’s garden ready to autograph a special book selection:
Diana Chan – Animal Kingdom – Vertebrates, Animals with Backbones
Yvonne Jacobson – Memoirs of a Farmer’s Daughter in Silicon Valley
Shannon Klein – Dogs of Los Altos
Teri Medcalf – Rambler Rose
Donald Neff – Creeks and Rivers of Silicon Valley
John Ralston – Fremont Older and the 1916 San Francisco Bombing: A Tireless Crusade for Justice
Schola Cantorum returns to provide festive music from 1-2 p.m. Schola Cantorum is an auditioned 90-voice chorus under the baton of Gregory Wait, Senior Lecturer in the Stanford Music Department and Director of Vocal Studies. Its mission is to connect the Silicon Valley with the wonders of choral music.www.scholacantorum.org
Enjoy refreshments, live music from Schola Cantorum and holiday decorations while you select just the right gifts for family and loved ones.