Los Altos History Museum reveals new exhibit showcasing the town’s history and diverse groups

By March 7, 2023March 13th, 2023In The News, News

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The Los Altos History Museum’s permanent exhibit, “Making Connections: Stories from the Land,” which opened in early February, highlights the history of Los Altos using new interactive touchscreens and artifacts. The exhibit also pays tribute to different cultural communities that have shaped the town’s history.

The exhibit is divided into four sections by location: creeks, hills, valleys and the town of Los Altos. The previous exhibit was organized chronologically.

“We’re taking people through journeys of place, which is a paradigm shift because history is chronologized,” Executive Board member Julie Rose said.

The first section dives into the various creeks that are a part of the town’s history, including the Adobe and Permanente Creeks, the namesakes for companies Adobe Inc. and Kaiser Permanente…cont.

Supervisor Joe Simitian, Mayor Sally Meadows, Nan Geschke, Mayors Linda Swan and Alison Hicks. Photo by Mike Zhao