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Heritage Orchard Gets a Facelift as Museum Collaborates with New Orchardist

LOS ALTOS, CA (Nov 14, 2023) – A revitalizing transformation is underway in Los Altos Heritage Orchard. Pruning and planting activities, combined with the installation of a drip irrigation system, are breathing new life into this historic landmark. At the helm of these projects stands the Orchard Commons Committee of Los Altos History Museum led by Chair Jane Packard, and…
November 14, 2023
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History Museum Launches Oral History Project Online

LOS ALTOS, CA (Nov 7, 2023) – Local history comes to life through the voices and memories of individuals from the Los Altos community. Since the 1990s, dedicated volunteers at Los Altos History Museum have been conducting interviews with local residents, capturing their personal insights, experiences, and reflections on past events and the community’s history. Los Altos History Museum is…
November 7, 2023
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Museum’s Block Party Celebrates the Gemello Neighborhood and Legendary Winery

LOS ALTOS, CA (Oct 31, 2023) – Before Google and other high-tech industries became symbols of the area, the Gemello ranch and winery stood as the heart of the orchard-filled community of Mountain View from the 1930s-1980s. Los Altos History Museum explores the history of what is now known as “The Gemello Neighborhood” at a block party, held on Thursday, November…
October 31, 2023
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Local Choirs Grace Museum’s “Catch the Spirit” Event

LOS ALTOS, CA (October 24, 2023) – Los Altos History Museum presents “Catch the Spirit,” an afternoon of festive cheer and cultural enrichment scheduled for Wednesday, November 15 from noon - 4pm. A fusion of holiday traditions, musical performances, home-baked delights, and unique shopping experiences, the event originally began as an exclusive gathering for Museum members. It has grown into…
October 24, 2023
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From Dirt Path to Icon: Museum Reveals El Camino Real’s Evolution

LOS ALTOS, CA (Oct 17, 2023) – Once a humble dirt footpath, the historical transformation of the renowned El Camino Real that connects the 21 California Missions is a fascinating journey. Discover the story of this iconic road at Los Altos History Museum's newest exhibition, “El Camino Real: Changing California," on display November 9, 2023 to February 25, 2024.  …
October 17, 2023
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Silicon Valley’s Secret History: Museum’s Evening of Intrigue

LOS ALTOS, CA (Oct 3, 2023) – Los Altos History Museum, in partnership with the Foothill-De Anza Center for Applied Humanities, invites the public to an evening of intrigue in a program titled “Conversations and Reflections: Silicon Valley Conspiracy Theories.” This event will take place at the Museum on Thursday, October 19, at 5:30pm.   Stanford Professor Steve Blank, referred…
October 3, 2023