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Kiwanis Pet Parade exhibition on display at History Museum

Town Crier Report / Los Altos Town Crier The first Kiwanis Club Pet Parade strolled, rolled and pranced down Main and State streets in 1947. To commemorate the event’s 75th anniversary, the Los Altos History Museum is bringing back decades of parade memories in its latest exhibition, “Kiwanis Pet Parade: Celebrating 75 Years of Community,” on display in the gallery of the J.…
May 10, 2022
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Kiwanis Pet Parade Exhibit at the Los Altos History Museum

May 12th through July 10th, 2022 Lina Broydo / La Oferta Happy Birthday Beloved Pets! It’s the 75th  anniversary of the Kiwanis Pet Parade in Los Altos, and in honor of this auspicious occasion the Los Altos History Museum is celebrating this memorable historic event with an exhibit of photos and stories of pet parades through the decades. It all started in 1947, when…
May 6, 2022
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‘A Song for Cesar’ highlights the role of music, arts in supporting the farmworkers’ movement

New documentary screens Friday at Foothill College Heather Zimmerman / Mountain View Voice Music and the arts can uplift spirits and entertain, but they can also be powerful forces for change, as the new documentary, "A Song for Cesar" demonstrates. The film highlights the musicians and artists who worked to advance the farm worker movement founded by labor leader and…
April 26, 2022
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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