History Museum and Historical Commission Team Up for Kids’ Essay Contest

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LOS ALTOS, CA (May 26, 2020) – Local youth uncovered the stories behind their family’s photographs as a prompt for the 36th Annual Margaret Thompson Historical Essay Contest, sponsored by the City of Los Altos as a joint program between the Los Altos History Museum and Los Altos Historical Commission. Margaret Thompson, a Historical Commissioner in the 1980s, founded the…

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History Museum Goes Virtual for Latest Exhibition

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LOS ALTOS, CA (May 19, 2020) – When the coronavirus pandemic hit, and the county issued shelter-in-place orders, Los Altos History Museum halted it’s planned exhibition, “In the Fields of the North / En los Campos del Norte,” originally scheduled to open on March 19 in the main gallery. The Museum is pleased to announce that portions of this exhibit,…

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History Museum Seeks Applicants for Teen Docent Program

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LOS ALTOS, CA (April 14, 2020) – Los Altos History Museum is now accepting applications for its 2020-21 Teen Docent Program. Open to any student enrolled in a local high school for the 2020-21 year, the program offers teens the opportunity to interact with the community, fulfill volunteer hours for school, learn about history, connect with peers, and work alongside…

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History Museum Asks Community to Share COVID-19 Experiences

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LOS ALTOS, CA (April 7, 2020) – To document the impact of COVID-19 on the community, Los Altos History Museum is seeking stories, photos, diary entries, and other materials from residents of Santa Clara County. The material and online submissions will be archived for the Museum’s permanent collection, and preserved for future historians, researchers and visitors. “We want to hear…

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History Museum Hosts a Virtual Story Circle

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LOS ALTOS, CA (April 2, 2020) In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, nonprofits are finding creative ways to engage and interact with their community. As part of its mission to gather and present compelling stories, Los Altos History Museum will hold an online Story Circle for participants to share their experience of resilience during this unique moment in history….

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History Museum Remains Open to Visitors, Suspends Event

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LOS ALTOS, CA (March 11, 2020) – In response to the county’s recommendations to cancel events for large groups due to the Coronavirus, Los Altos History Museum is suspending the ceremony scheduled for Saturday, March 21. The ceremony was planned to celebrate the unveiling of the newly renovated historic Tank House while welcoming the community to the opening of the…

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