Los Altos History Museum Commemorates WWI Photographic Exhibition with Memorial Day Activities

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LOS ALTOS, CA (May 10, 2018) – A costumed historical reenactor and hands-on World War I-themed craft projects are activities planned by the Los Altos History Museum for its closing weekend of the nationally touring photographic exhibition “Over Here: Americans at Home in World War I,” slated for Saturday and Sunday, May 26 and 27, 10am-3pm, and makes way for the opening…

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History Museum Celebrates Preservation Month with Historical California Bungalow Exhibition

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LOS ALTOS, CA (April 26, 2018) – May is Preservation Month, and to celebrate our local heritage, the Los Altos History Museum is pleased to announce the opening of its exhibit “Dormers to Doors: A Look at a California Bungalow,”on display May 10th through June 17th, 2018 in the historic J. Gilbert Smith House. The exhibition will explore the California Bungalow style, and…

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History Museum to Hold Symposium on Women, Workers, and the Suppressed in World War I

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LOS ALTOS, CA (April 18, 2018)– In recognition of the extreme social upheaval of World War I on the homefront,the Los Altos History Museum will hold a symposium panel titled “Women, Workers, and the Suppressed,” slated for Tuesday, May 1 at 7pm, at the Bus Barn Theater in Los Altos. The public is invited to participate in an exchange of ideas with…

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Student Summer Workshop – Learn & Help Curate Museum’s Exhibition on Juana Briones

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LOS ALTOS, CA (March 28, 2018)–Today the Los Altos History Museum opens enrollment to students entering 10th, 11th or 12th grade for “Juana Briones Summer Workshop“, a free two-week, hands-on summer workshop on museum studies. Students will apply what they learn to create installation pieces for the bilingual exhibition, “Inspired by Juana: Doña de la Frontera” on display October 18, 2018…

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History Museum to Open WWI Exhibition, Over Here: Americans at Home in World War I

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LOS ALTOS, CA (March 15, 2018)–In observation of the centennial of WWI, the Los Altos History Museum will open a new exhibition “Over Here: Americans at Home in World War I” April 12th through May 27th, 2018, drawing upon the unparalleled holdings of the National Archives. The U.S. entry into World War I, 1917-1918, marks the beginning of its position…

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History Museum Holds Local Immigration Discussion in Support of Quilt Exhibition

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LOS ALTOS, CA (March 8, 2018)–The Los Altos History Museum and Day Worker Center of Mountain View are excited to announce a “Discussion Panel: Immigration in California“, to be held on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at the Los Altos Youth Center from 7-9pm. The program is associated with the “Traveling Stitches: Quilts Made At The Day Worker Center of Mountain…

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