No Escaping this Event’s Appeal

By January 8, 2020In The News

By Christina Cheng, Town Crier Editorial Intern, Los Altos Town Crier

The Los Altos History Museum’s first escape room won’t be its last.

Los Altos History Museum exhibition curator Amy Ellison said she “could not have been more pleased” with how the Dec. 6 event went.

Held next to the museum at the J. Gilbert Smith House, two groups of participants each spent an hour solving puzzles – receiving hints from costumed volunteers dressed as members of the Smith family – and learning about local history in the escape room.

The Smith House is the former home of orchardist and builder J. Gilbert Smith and his wife, Margaret Hill Smith, who lived there from 1901 to 1973…cont.