Museum’s Offsite Exhibit Previews What’s to Come

By September 6, 2022Press Releases

LOS ALTOS, CA (September 6, 2022) Los Altos History Museum opens an offsite exhibit about the Museum’s new Permanent Exhibition, “Making Connections: Stories from the Land,” on September 19, 2022. This teaser exhibit will be on display through January 2023 at the Los Altos Community Center in the space earmarked for the café, replacing the Museum’s current pop-up exhibit 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 a new Permanent Exhibition,” said Executive Director Dr. 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 of 2022 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 promises to be an immersive experience complete with large video panels, interactive touchscreens, and augmented reality.

The offsite exhibit is free to view during the Community Center’s open hours, Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm. To learn more about the Museum’s upcoming Permanent Exhibition and help bring it to the community, visit

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 exhibitsstore 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. 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,