History Museum Honors Volunteers, 2020 Style

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LOS ALTOS, CA (June 23, 2020) –  Los Altos History Museum took to the road to honor 14 nominees for Volunteer of the Year in this annual appreciation event. Normally, the Museum holds the awards ceremony in the garden courtyard, inviting all 180 volunteers. But with County guidelines restricting large gatherings, the Museum changed plans. In 2020 fashion, members of…

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History Museum Plans Reopening Strategy

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LOS ALTOS, CA (June 9, 2020) – As Santa Clara County amends its shelter-in-place Order, a task force for the Los Altos History Museum makes plans for how to safely reopen its indoor galleries and gift shop in the future. For now, the Museum remains closed to the public, with the exception of the outdoor courtyard and agricultural exhibit. Visitors…

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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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