History Museum’s offsite exhibit previews what’s to come

By September 28, 2022February 10th, 2023In The News

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The Los Altos History Museum has opened an offsite display highlighting its new Permanent Exhibition, “Making Connections: Stories from the Land.” The teaser display, which opened Sept. 19, will be open through January at the Los Altos Community Center in the space earmarked for the cafe, replacing the museum’s current pop-up exhibition revealing the history of the old Hillview Community Center.

“We are excited to have this opportunity to share with the public some of the themes, artifacts and visuals that have inspired our plans for the new Permanent Exhibition,” said museum executive director Elisabeth Ward. “Being allowed to use this space in the community center is very much appreciated.”

The museum’s main building has been closed since May and will remain so until the Permanent Exhibition opens.

“This preview will whet the appetite of residents as to the exciting development coming to the museum in 2023,” Ward said

The new Permanent Exhibition will include an immersive experience complete with large video panels, interactive touchscreens and augmented reality.

The offsite preview is free to view 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at the community center, 97 Hillview Ave.

For more information on the Permanent Exhibition, visit losaltoshistory.org/Connections.