Mary Golda RossIn The News

Women’s History Month: Remembering Los Altos’ Mary Golda Ross, Lockheed’s first female engineer

Katherine Simpson / Los Altos Town Crier Mary Golda Ross checks more than one “representation” box – she was Lockheed’s first female engineer and the first Native American aerospace engineer. She was also a Los Altos resident who will be featured in the History Museum’s revamped permanent exhibition. Ross was born in the small Oklahoma town of Park Hill in…
March 29, 2022
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Who was Leland Smith? Museum finds unique story

Katherine Simpson / Los Altos Town Crier While staff from the Los Altos History Museum were digging for updates for the new permanent exhibition, researchers uncovered the story of Leland “Lee” S. Smith, a Black man who served as a founding member of the city’s volunteer fire department in the 1930s. Margie Alving, a collections volunteer at the museum, first…
February 22, 2022
Every Wrinkle Tells a StoryIn The News

Museum’s photography display showcases Los Altos seniors

Town Crier Report / Los Altos Town Crier The Los Altos History Museum’s latest exhibition, “Every Wrinkle Tells a Story: Intertwining Lives,” featuring photos and stories by Maud Daujean, is set to debut Thursday and run through May 8. After living in Los Altos for seven years, Daujean, a French photographer, videographer and storyteller, wanted to learn more about the…
February 15, 2022
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Some of the Peninsula’s oldest homes are open to visitors. Here are seven you shouldn’t miss.

By Sophia Markoulakis / Visit these landmark estates and see what it was like a century ago (or more). Wealth and the San Francisco Peninsula (Silicon Valley) have been entwined long before the likes of Apple and Oracle. More than 100 years ago, the Peninsula had the largest collection of country estates west of the Mississippi. And, though most…
February 3, 2022
Permanent Exhibit GalleryIn The News

History Museum closes Upper Gallery as ambitious exhibition project begins

Special to the Town Crier / Los Altos Town Crier The Los Altos History Museum is temporarily closing its main and upper galleries and lobby store to make way for the installation of a new, permanent exhibition featuring cutting-edge technology and interactive experiences. The retiring of the decades-old exhibition located in the Upper Gallery and reconstruction of the new exhibition will…
January 25, 2022
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Museum Postpones Fundraiser

Special to the Town Crier / Los Altos Town Crier The Los Altos History Museum’s Roaring ’20s-themed fundraiser, originally scheduled for Feb. 5, has been delayed until April 2 due to COVID-induced public health restrictions. “Dancing through the Decades: Entertaining the 20s,” is set for 5:30-10:30 p.m. at the museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road. Decorated with period artifacts from…
January 18, 2022