Museum highlights Stegner’s literary legacy in new display

By October 19, 2022February 10th, 2023In The News

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The Los Altos History Museum is scheduled to open a companion exhibition to its outdoor display on Wallace Stegner, this time focusing on the Pulitzer Prize-winning author’s legacy in the creative writing world, and the Los Altos area in particular.

Co-produced by The Bill Lane Center for the American West at Stanford University, “A Society to Match Its Scenery: Wallace Stegner’s Local Legacy” is set to open in the J. Gilbert Smith House  Nov. 10 and run through March 5.

The exhibition will feature photographs of Stegner during the time he lived in Los Altos Hills, a collection of first editions and autographed copies of his books, and a reading nook.

The museum’s outdoor exhibition, “Wallace Stegner: A Path to Conservation,” concentrates on Stegner’s…cont.

Walter Stegner in his study.