Eichler Homes: Modernism for the Masses Announces Upcoming Programs

By April 27, 2017May 25th, 2017Press Releases

Los Altos, CA – The Los Altos History Museum will explore the legacy of Joseph L. Eichler’s architectural vision in a new exhibition in the Main Gallery, from April 29 – October 8, 2017.

An Eichler Home is much more than just a roof over one’s head. Joseph Eichler hired architects to design homes of contemporary design that were affordable and available to anyone. See what Eichler Homes contributed to the community then and now.

The exhibition will include photos, mid-modern iconic furniture, memorabilia and history of Eichler’s impact on the Bay Area between 1949 and 1974. Grandson Steven Eichler has curated the exhibition with graphic design by his wife Judi. Visit losaltoshistory.org for details.

We are happy to offer the following free evening programs and a paid Saturday workshop. The Museum will be open 6-7pm prior to each program in May.

Friday, May 5

Opening Public Reception

Featuring the Kirk Abe Jazz Trio


Los Altos History Museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos


Wednesday, May 17

I Love Eichlers! A Conversation with Eichler Devotees

Moderated by Steven Eichler


Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio Rd, Los Altos


Wednesday, May 24

Eichler Home Remodels: Updating the Classics

John Klopf, Klopf Architecture


Los Altos Library Community Room, 13 S. San Antonio Rd, Los Altos


Wednesday, May 31

Sustainable Solutions & Materials for the Built Environment


Lucile Glessner, Lucile Glessner Design

Los Altos History Museum, 51 S. San Antonio Rd, Los Altos


Saturday, June 3

Eichler: His Architectural Influences an adult iPad Workshop


Caroline Mustard, Education Director, Mobile Art Academy

Fee: $75   Please note: Attendees must bring their own iPad

Register at losaltoshistory.org| 650.948-9427 x14

Explore using the iPad as your canvas of choice. This class introduces adults to the joys of painting, drawing and exploring their creative side using an iPad or mobile device. We use Eichler’s architecture as our starting point.

Los Altos History Museum, 51 S. San Antonio Rd, Los Altos

The Los Altos History Museum began in 1977 with the opening of the J. Gilbert Smith House historic farmhouse, built in 1905. In 2001, the Los Altos History Museum opened its modern building next door, which houses the Museum’s collections, permanent and changing exhibits, store and administrative offices. The Museum and its grounds are available for rent during evenings and weekends. Its collections are owned by the City of Los Altos and are managed by an independent nonprofit organization, whose staff and volunteers are responsible for all programs and operations.

The Museum and J. Gilbert Smith House are open Thursday through Sunday, from noon-4pm. Admission is free. The gardens, outdoor agricultural exhibits and picnic area are accessible beyond Museum hours. For more information, go to www.losaltoshistory.org, email hello@losaltoshistory.org, or phone 650.948.9427 x14.

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Los Altos History Museum: Elisabeth Ward, 650.948.9427 x14, eward@losaltoshistory.org