History Museum Holds Local Immigration Discussion in Support of Quilt Exhibition

LOS ALTOS, CA (March 8, 2018)–The Los Altos History Museum and Day Worker Center of Mountain View are excited to announce a “Discussion Panel: Immigration in California“, to be held on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at the Los Altos Youth Center from 7-9pm. The program is associated with the “Traveling Stitches: Quilts Made At The Day Worker Center of Mountain View” exhibition currently on display through April 29th, 2018 at the J. Gilbert Smith House.

Guests to this free community event will have the opportunity to learn about the history of immigration trends in California and the Bay Area from Dr. Margo McBane, History Professor at San Jose State University and about the state of immigration in our community today from civic leaders. Confirmed participants include Dr. Ayinde Rudolph, Superintendent of Mountain View-Whisman School District; Jean Mordo, Mayor of Los Altos; Angelica Esquivel, De Anza Valley College/DACA representative; Mary Dutcher, Immigration Attorney; and William Lambert, Board President, Day Worker Center of Mountain View.

Following the guided discussion, community members will have the opportunity to ask questions about their interests or concerns. Representatives from organizations that aid immigrants in navigating issues around school, residency and legal matters will also be in attendance.

“The Los Altos History Museum is honored to have the opportunity to facilitate a conversation around this topic and we thank the Day Worker Center of Mountain View for their partnership,” said Executive Director, Dr. Elisabeth I. Ward.

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 collectionspermanent 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 I. Ward, 650.948.9427 x10, eward@losaltoshistory.org