High Schoolers at Los Altos History Museum Celebrate Briones

By July 25, 2018In The News

Los Altos Town Crier: July 25, 2018, by Adanya Lustig

Adobe-brick making, medicinal-herb planting, archival research and videography were all tools of the trade for the 22 high schoolers who created exhibits for the Los Altos History Museum.

The museum this month hosted a two-week workshop during which the students, including several from Los Altos and Mountain View high schools, learned about Juana Briones and developed displays that tell the story of her life. Their work will be featured in the exhibition “Inspired by Juana: La Doña de la Frontera,” scheduled to open Oct. 18 and run through April 20.

Born in 1802, Briones was of Afro-Mestiza heritage and was one of the first female landowners…cont.