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Museum Launches Virtual Tours of Historic Smith House

LOS ALTOS, CA (April 6, 2021) – To increase accessibility of the historic J. Gilbert Smith House, Los Altos History Museum looked to VirtualEyes Media to create two interactive virtual tours of the home. Pre-COVID, students were able to visit the house on field trips, and visitors could take docent-led tours during open hours. The house remains temporarily closed to…
April 6, 2021
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Museum Hosts Program on Citizen Science

LOS ALTOS, CA (March 30, 2021) – Members of the general public are taking to the great outdoors as “citizen scientists,” collecting and recording data on their smartphones to aid professional scientists in researching changes in the natural world. In a Zoom program titled “What is Citizen Science?” Los Altos History Museum explores this tech-savvy movement of public participation in…
March 30, 2021
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Conservation Photographers Present History Museum Program

LOS ALTOS, CA (March 9, 2021) – Meet the photographers and get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Los Altos History Museum's current exhibition, “Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change,” in a Zoom program titled “A 27-Year Wildflower Journey,” Thursday, March 18 at 5pm. Internationally acclaimed conservation photographers Rob Badger and Nita Winter will present photographs…
March 9, 2021
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History Museum Reopens with Exhibition on Wildflowers and Climate Change

LOS ALTOS, CA (March 2, 2021) – Breathtaking photographs address climate change and its effect on a universal symbol of beauty—the wildflower—in "Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change", a new traveling exhibition appearing at Los Altos History Museum, March 6 - July 11, 2021. The exhibition marks the reopening of the Museum’s indoor gallery at its new…
March 2, 2021
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History of Local African Americans Focus of Museum’s Program

LOS ALTOS, CA (February 9, 2021) – Local author and historian Jan Batiste Adkins explores The History of African Americans in Santa Clara County from 1780 to present day in a Zoom event hosted by Los Altos History Museum, Feb 24 at 5pm. Through photographs and untold stories of African American pioneers of the local region, Adkins will present research…
February 9, 2021
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History Museum Posts Virtual Field Trip of Current Exhibition

LOS ALTOS, CA (January 26, 2021) – In an effort to provide students with a safe educational experience during the pandemic, Los Altos History Museum mounted a virtual field trip of its current exhibition, “Rise Up! The Fight for Women’s Suffrage.” Made possible through a grant from the Santa Clara County Office of Women’s Policy, the virtual tour is geared…
January 26, 2021