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Exhibition spotlights Shoichi Kagawa, caretaker and gardener for Paul Shoup

Town Crier Report/Los Altos Town Crier The new permanent exhibition being installed at the Los Altos History Museum features several notable residents from the early days (pre-1950) of the community. The exhibition, “Making Connections: Stories from the Land,” spotlights people from across four sections of the display: Leland Smith (the town), Mary Golda Ross (the valley), Rose Marie Taaffe (the…
December 20, 2022
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Old-Fashioned Holiday Festivities at Museum

Los Altos Patch Los Altos History Museum invites the public to “Catch the Spirit” of the holidays with music, tasty treats, and boutique shopping on Wednesday, November 16 from noon-4pm. Attendees may tour the historic J. Gilbert Smith House decorated for a 1930s Christmas, enjoy home-baked sweet and savory goodies on the porch, and shop for unique gifts in two…
November 10, 2022
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Museum highlights Stegner’s literary legacy in new display

Town Crier Report/Los Altos Town Crier 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…
October 19, 2022
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Remembering Rose Marie Hoffman Taaffe, Los Altos Hills rancher and businesswoman

Katherine Simpson/Los Altos Town Crier While Rose Marie Hoffman may have married into one of 19th-century Los Altos Hills’ most prominent families, her story is well worth telling on its own, particularly during National Hispanic History Month. A relative of Gen. Jose Castro, Rose was a San Jose socialite born in 1868. “Gently reared with a religious background by the…
October 12, 2022
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History Museum’s offsite exhibit previews what’s to come

Town Crier Report/Los Altos Town Crier The Los Altos History Museum has opened an offsite display highlighting its new Permanent Exhibition, “Making Connections: Stories from the Land.” The teaser display, which opened Sept. 19, will be open through January at the Los Altos Community Center in the space earmarked for the cafe, replacing the museum’s current pop-up exhibition revealing the…
September 28, 2022
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LA History Museum celebrates volunteers

Town Crier Report/Los Altos Town Crier The Los Altos History Museum honored its volunteers recently, awarding certificates and gifts at a ceremony in the garden courtyard. The heads of 18 committees nominated an outstanding volunteer to receive the recognition for the year, with a special award naming Pilar Parducci as Volunteer of the Year. Parducci was singled out for her…
September 14, 2022