Many Communities, Many Voices: Personal Narratives from the Oral History Collection

Los Altos History Museum features an extensive collection of oral histories in a new show opening April 28, 2016.

Los Altos, CA – The Los Altos History Museum’s new exhibit, Many Communities, Many Voices: Personal Narratives from the Oral History Collection of the Los Altos History Museum, will open on April 28, 2016. This original exhibit curated by Kristin Morris will explore our diverse communities over time through the voices of 22 individuals interviewed in the Museum’s Oral History project.

What does it mean to be part of a community? Towns and cities hold many communities that connect, overlap, work together and disagree, whether made up of friends or neighbors, a religious community, an ethnic community, or a community of like-minded people. These communities (and the people who create them) have driven historical change in our area over time, and they are in turn changed by the tide of history. These narratives will allow us to reflect on our present and future, see how we connect, and ask ourselves how we can contribute to the change we want to see in our community.

Exhibit Reception: May 1, 2016, 2-4pm.

Media Contacts: Kristin Morris, Exhibit Curator, Los Altos History Museum – 650.948.9427 x11 – kmorris@losaltoshistory.org

Laura Bajuk, Executive Director, Los Altos History Museum – 650.948.9427 x10 – lbajuk@losaltoshistory.org