Museum Welcomes New Board Members

By November 2, 2021Press Releases

LOS ALTOS, CA (Nov 2, 2021) – Los Altos History Museum added two new members to its board of directors. The current board approved Dr. Margo Horn for a one-year term, and Kuljeet Kalkat for a two-year term.

Dr. Margo Horn began teaching in the Stanford Department of History in 1985. Her research and teaching combines interests in US women’s history and the history of medicine. She is serving her second term on the Los Altos Historical Commission, and is a founding member of the Los Altos Affordable Housing Alliance. Margo received her A.B. in History from UC Santa Cruz, and M.A. and Ph.D. from Tufts University. She is the author of “Before It’s Too Late: The Child Guidance Movement in the United States, 1922-1945,” among other publications.

Kuljeet Kalkat is a long-time resident of Los Altos. He spent over 30 years in product development and management in the computer industry and today mentors clean technology startups. From 1991-98 he and his wife ran a small business in downtown Los Altos. He serves as chair of the Los Altos Financial Commission and on the board of the Community Service Agency for Mountain View, Los Altos and Los Altos Hills. He holds electrical engineering and economics degrees from University of Maryland and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon.

“Margo provides us with a valuable historical perspective, and Kuljeet has strong ties to the community and financial skills that will be appreciated,” said Board President Gary Hedden. “We still have two more spots to fill, and plenty of Museum work for our board to do.

To recommend a candidate, email the Museum at, or call 650.948.9427 x10.

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 collections, permanent 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 is open Thursday through Sunday, from noon-4pm. Admission is free. Tours of the J. Gilbert Smith House are available during open hours subject to docent availability. The outdoor agricultural exhibit, gardens and picnic area are accessible beyond Museum hours. For more information, visit:, email, or phone 650.948.9427 x14.

Media Contact:

Los Altos History Museum: Elisabeth I. Ward, 650.948.9427 x10,