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Old-Fashioned Holiday Festivities at Museum

LOS ALTOS, CA (Oct 25, 2022) – Los Altos History Museum invites the public to “Catch the Spirit” of the holidays with music, tasty treats, and boutique shopping on Wednesday, November 16 from noon-4pm.   Attendees may tour the historic J. Gilbert Smith House decorated for a 1930s Christmas, enjoy home-baked sweet and savory goodies on the porch, and shop…
October 25, 2022
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History Museum Holds a Creek Fest

LOS ALTOS, CA (October 4, 2022) – Hands-on activities, demonstrations, and guided tours are on tap for Los Altos History Museum’s “Creek Fest: Playing with Water,” slated for Saturday, October 22 from 10am-3pm. The fourth in its series of family-friendly events offered this year, “Creek Fest” highlights aspects of what the Museum will feature in its Permanent Exhibition, opening in…
October 4, 2022
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Wallace Stegner Exhibit Leads Visitors on a Conservation Path at Museum

LOS ALTOS, CA (September 27, 2022) – Wallace Stegner, known as "the dean of Western writers," published 30 books, countless essays, and numerous letters about equity, the arts, and the environment. The latter is the focus of Los Altos History Museum’s interactive outdoor exhibition, “Wallace Stegner: A Path to Conservation,” on display Oct 13, 2022 - Mar 5, 2023. Informational…
September 27, 2022
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Museum Program Sheds Light on History of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe

LOS ALTOS, CA (September 20, 2022) – Archeologist, Anthropologist and Ethnohistorian Alan Leventhal will discuss the “Archaeology, History and Heritage of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe” in an online program hosted by Los Altos History Museum. This free program, given the Thursday before Indigenous Peoples' Day, will be held via Zoom on October 6 at 7pm. For the past 42 years,…
September 20, 2022
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Museum’s Offsite Exhibit Previews What’s to Come

LOS ALTOS, CA (September 6, 2022) – Los Altos History Museum opens an offsite exhibit about the Museum’s new Permanent Exhibition, “Making Connections: Stories from the Land,” on September 19, 2022. This teaser exhibit will be on display through January 2023 at the Los Altos Community Center in the space earmarked for the café, replacing the Museum’s current pop-up exhibit…
September 6, 2022