Jane Reed Tribute

By September 4, 2020October 1st, 2020News

Jane Reed has spent over two decades as a key supporter and driving force behind the Los Altos History Museum’s exhibits, programs, committees, and special events. After 52 years in Los Altos, Jane and her husband, John, will be moving to southern California in early October.

In Jane’s honor, the Museum has created a tribute fund to support an initiative near to her heart. Donations received in Jane’s name will exclusively benefit our Main Gallery Changing Exhibits—the award-winning exhibitions program that she worked tirelessly to help bring to the community year after year.

We hope you will join us in this tribute to Jane Reed by giving a gift in support of her favorite Museum program. You are also invited to leave memories of Jane below.

Jane will receive a commemorative list of all donations made in her honor.

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The development of the Museum has been such a wonderful experience for me, I have met so many dear friends, and it has been the perfect fit for my lifetime interests in history and art and working to build community.

~ Jane Reed  

Nan Geschke, one of Jane’s good friends and admirers, has agreed to match all donations up to $5,000.

Video Tribute

Parade of Memories

Wendell Roscoe, Brianna Cutts, Jane & Donald Sibbetts, Geschke Garden Gala, 5/7/2016.Maddy McBirney and Jane install Pedal Power Exhibit, April 2014.Jane & John Reed, make trees for Riveropolis display, "Shaped by Water" exhibit, 10/10/11.Marilyn Henderson, Kristen Fuller & Jane Reed at Committee Chair Party 2016.Be Like Jane!Jane teaches "Shaped by Water” exhibit crew how to install interpretive panels, 9/30/11.John Reed, Pat Hedden, Jane & Carrie Casto "Over Here" exhibit, Apr 12, 2018.Former Mayor Jane Reed in "Women on Wheels" Car Parade, Aug 26, 2020.Exhibition Designer Donald Sibbett, Jane, & Graphic Designer Lori Barnett.Jane and Emily Hollinger set up artwork, Geshke Garden Gala, May 7, 2016.Jane and Brigitte Ahlfeldt prep to announce 2016 Volunteer Awards.Past presidents celebrate Museum's 40th, June 2017.Jane & Pinky, Winchester/Merriman Garden Party, June 14, 2019.Margie Alving and Jane at Impossible Burger launch, for "Silicon Valley Eats" exhibit.Chef Chu's 50th, Jane, Paulette Henning, Eleanor Watanabe, & Connie Young Yu, 2/9/2020.Jane Reed, Diane Simmons and Julie Rose set up "April in Bloom" exhibit, April 6, 2019.Linda Eckols, Jane Reed, Marie Backs, Kristen Fuller, 2016 Annual Meeting.Cindy Wemyss, John & Jane Reed enjoy Chef Chu's 50th Anniversary! Feb 9, 2020.Jane and Rich Zalisk at Winchester/Merriman Garden Party, Jun 14, 2019."Shaped by Water" Curator Linda Gass & Jane, happy installation is nearly done, 10/5/11.Jane serving her strawberry shortcake, 2016 Members' BBQ.Terry Krivan, Julie Rose, Jane Reed, & Penny Lave, 1994.Jane Reed with Elisabeth Ward at "Women on Wheels" Car Parade, Aug 26, 2020.Jane and John Reed in front of their Los Altos Home, August 2020.Jane Reed in "Women on Wheels" Car Parade on Aug 26, 2020.Allart Ligtenberg, Julie Rose, Bob Grimm, Jane & John Reed, 2014.Pinky Whelan, Judie Johnson, Jane & Nan Geshke, Final Crab Feed, Feb 2019.Joe Simitian presents Jane with special recognition award, June 2019.Jane with Al Bagley & Cort VanRensselaer, 2011.Two amazing Golden Bears, Ginger Beman & Jane, 2016 Board Retreat.Jane, Ginnie Dolan, Madelyn Crawford & Marge Bruno, Crab Feed 1999.Charlie Pack and Jane working on "By Hand" extension exhibit, Nov 2011.The dancing Reeds, Winchester/Merriman Party, June 14, 2019.Jane with "Paint the Town II" Judges & Winners, July 19, 2018.Jane at Opening Reception "Hearts Delight" exhibit, July 7, 2011.Jane Reed and Marie Backs, doing exhibit research at Filoli.Dan Haley, Jane & Paul Gonella, Annual Meeting 2019.Roy Lave and Jane Reed, 30th Anniversary of Los Altos, 1982.Lori Tuttle, Joe Simitian, Jane & Elisabeth Ward, 2019 Volunteer Recognition event.Jane at "Rise Up!" exhibit following "Women on Wheels" parade, Aug 26, 2020.Penny Lave and Jane Reed, 1987.Pinky Whelan, Jane, Lou Mendel, Ellen Gonella, Doug Debs, Lois Adams, House Tour 2004.Dave Backs, Jane, Julie Rose, & John Reed, Crab Feed 2003.Marge Bruno and Jane Reed Celebrate Womens' Vote, Aug 26, 2020.Jane's pedal power at "Pedal Power" exhibit, April 2014.


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