History Museum Holds a Creek Fest

By October 4, 2022Press Releases

LOS ALTOS, CA (October 4, 2022) Hands-on activities, demonstrations, and guided tours are on tap for Los Altos History Museum’s “Creek Fest: Playing with Water,” slated for Saturday, October 22 from 10am-3pm.

The fourth in its series of family-friendly events offered this year, “Creek Fest” highlights aspects of what the Museum will feature in its Permanent Exhibition, opening in 2023. The exhibition, titled “Making Connections: Stories from the Land,” incorporates people stories, historic timelines, and artifacts related to the area’s Creeks, Valley, Hills, and Town, in an immersive, multimedia experience.

Creek Fest is a sneak peek of what’s to come,” said Executive Director Dr. Elisabeth Ward. “We know people learn best when they engage in hands-on activities, so we’re excited to offer a range of interactive displays that teach about the heritage around our creeks.”

Attendees may tour a historic Tank House and the Los Altos Heritage Orchard, race miniature boats, reel in magnetic fishes, make art from trash, wash clothes with a washboard, see demonstrations of Ohlone crafts, and learn about the local ecosystem.

“Creek Fest will bring back popular components of the Museum’s award-winning exhibition, ‘Shaped by Water,’ curated by Linda Gass,” Ward said. “It also supports our environmentally-themed outdoor exhibition about Wallace Stegner which guests can enjoy that day.”

The exhibition and “Creek Fest” are sponsored by Cal Water.

Admission is $7/person, free to Museum Members and ages 12 and under. Pay at the gate. Learn more at LosAltosHistory.org/CreekFest.

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: losaltoshistory.org, email hello@losaltoshistory.org, or phone 650.948.9427 x14.

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Los Altos History Museum: Elisabeth I. Ward, 650.948.9427 x10, eward@losaltoshistory.org