What was life like in the 1930s? Step back in time with this virtual tour of our historic house.Press Releases

Educational Resources Available on History Museum’s Website

LOS ALTOS, CA (May 4, 2021) – As part of the 3rd- and 4th-grade curriculum, every spring, local students in public, private and homeschools make field trips to Los Altos History Museum to experience California history. Due to COVID-19, last year the Museum was forced to halt in-person tours, and many classrooms missed this educational opportunity. To make the lessons…
May 4, 2021
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Screening of “The Valley” with Filmmaker Saila Kariat hosted by Museum

LOS ALTOS, CA (April 20, 2021) – In recognition of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Los Altos History Museum presents an online film-screening of “The Valley,” an artistic exploration of teen suicide, the Asian American immigrant experience and the high-achievement culture of Silicon Valley. Slated for Friday, May 7 at 7pm, the viewing will be followed by a conversation between…
April 20, 2021
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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