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Museum highlights Chinese experience during Gold Rush days

Town Crier Report / Los Altos Town Crier Author and historian Connie Young Yu is scheduled to discuss “Journey to Gold Mountain: Chinese and the Gold Rush” 6-7:30 p.m. Aug. 12. The program will be offered both in person at the Los Altos History Museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road, and via Zoom. Among the forty-niners seeking their fortune in…
August 4, 2021
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That Midas Touch in California

Kalpan Mohan / Letters from Everywhere A new exhibit on the California Gold Rush at Los Altos History Museum opened my eyes to the tumultuous times. Little has changed in the desires—and the attitudes—of people. Bob Jones dropped his gold coin into my palm. The coin was etched with letters and numbers and I wondered, for a brief second, what…
July 25, 2021
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Gold Fever Comes to History Museum in Los Altos

“Pioneer Day” on Sunday, July 25th from Noon to 4 p.m.  Lina Broydo / La Oferta Learn what life was like as a true 49er. Visit a fascinating and historic exhibit featuring Gold Rush-era photos, documents, and artifacts offering a glimpse into California before the discovery of gold over 150 years ago in the American River, the frenzied rush to the gold…
July 16, 2021
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‘Gold Fever!’ exhibition comes to Los Altos History Museum July 22

Town Crier Report / Los Altos Town Crier The Gold Rush sweeps into town with the Los Altos History Museum’s latest exhibition, “Gold Fever! The Untold Stories of California’s Gold Rush,” on display July 22 through Aug. 29. Gold Rush-era photos, documents and artifacts offer a glimpse into California before the discovery of gold more than 150 years ago in the…
July 14, 2021
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Local Philanthropists spearheading History Museum renovation

Special to the Town Crier / Los Altos Town Crier A fundraising campaign is underway for the creation of a new main exhibition at the Los Altos History Museum emphasizing place and local history. Two local couples and longtime museum supporters, Nan and Chuck Geschke of Los Altos and Edward and Pamela Taft of Los Altos Hills, recently kicked off…
May 19, 2021