LA History Museum celebrates volunteers

By September 14, 2022February 10th, 2023In The News

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The Los Altos History Museum honored its volunteers recently, awarding certificates and gifts at a ceremony in the garden courtyard.

The heads of 18 committees nominated an outstanding volunteer to receive the recognition for the year, with a special award naming Pilar Parducci as Volunteer of the Year.

Parducci was singled out for her organizational skills on the Oral History and Nominating committees, as well as her creative abilities planning and overseeing decorations for two of the museum’s fundraisers, including this year’s “Dancing through the Decades” event, which saw the museum’s courtyard transformed into a 1920s Great Gatsby-style palace.

“As a local institution, we depend on local volunteers to make the magic happen,” said Elisabeth Ward, the museum’s executive director. “Our over 200 active volunteers have fun and support one another. With the new Permanent Exhibition opening in…Cont.

Los Altos History Museum honorees and the committees they serve on include, from left: Kristen Fuller, Public Relations; Jan Thomas, Membership; Ed Taft, Finance and IT; Mary Kuperman, Store; Marilyn Henderson, Docents; Diane Simmons, Exhibits; Pilar Parducci, Volunteer of the Year; Peggy Davis, Volunteer Development; Dave Mahler, Garden; Patti White, Oral History; Dick Liewer, Education; Jane Packard, Orchard Commons; and Gary Hedden, Newsletter. Not pictured: Molly Anderson, Collections; Sharon Barkoff, Smith House; Kelly Davis, Fundraising; Harry Guy, Facilities; Cliff Olson, Demographics; and Lori Tuttle, Hospitality.