Local Philanthropists spearheading History Museum renovation

By May 19, 2021May 23rd, 2021In The News

Special to the Town Crier / Los Altos Town Crier

A fundraising campaign is underway for the creation of a new main exhibition at the Los Altos History Museum emphasizing place and local history.

Two local couples and longtime museum supporters, Nan and Chuck Geschke of Los Altos and Edward and Pamela Taft of Los Altos Hills, recently kicked off the campaign by donating $250,000 each. Chuck’s death last month prompted organizers to pause the official announcement, but Nan last week expressed a need to move forward with the campaign.

“When we debuted the original main exhibition in 2001, we said it would last 10 years. Well, it’s been 20 years now,” Nan said. “We knew we had to do something with our permanent exhibition. Chuck and I talked about this. Chuck and I had the idea of spearheading the project. We decided this would be the last big project we would fund. We asked Pamela and Ed to join us. Chuck was very on board with it.”

Both the Geschkes and the Tafts saw the need to upgrade the permanent exhibition to provide visitors with a fresh, immersive experience using the latest technology...cont.

Chuck & Nan Geschke and Ed & Pamela Taft step up with lead gift to “reimagine” and transform the Los Altos History Museum’s core exhibition.