Permanent exhibition set to debut at Los Altos History Museum

By January 31, 2023February 4th, 2023In The News

Special to the Town Crier/Los Altos Town Crier

The grand opening of the Los Altos History Museum’s new permanent exhibition, “Making Connections: Stories from the Land,” is scheduled 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 11.

Over two years in the making, the exhibition delivers an immersive experience through expansive video walls, interactive touch screens and listening stations, and artifacts to tell the story of the people and events that shaped the area.

“The creative team wanted to leverage modern technology to tell an evolving story in a dynamic way,” said Nan Geschke, lead donor and exhibition team leader. “The underlying digital format makes it possible to rapidly update the content to ensure that the information remains fresh and relevant for the next 10 to 20 years. We’re most grateful to the many donors who helped fund this cutting-edge technology.”

Transformation through the years

The history is laid out across four sections – hills, creeks, valley and town – and complemented by a community corner. Teams of curators...cont.


Nan Geschke, addresses the local press at a preview event last week for the new permanent exhibition at the Los Altos History Museum. Photo by Bruce Barton.