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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
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Los Altos Golf & Country Club Exhibit Unveiled at Museum

LOS ALTOS, CA (Sept 26, 2023) – Los Altos History Museum commemorates the centennial anniversary of the Los Altos Golf & Country Club with a new exhibit. Titled “100 Years and Counting: The Los Altos Golf & Country Club,” this exhibit will be on display in the J. Gilbert Smith House Gallery from October 12, 2023, to January 7, 2024.…
September 26, 2023
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Museum Hosts Discussion on Architecture and Workplace Culture

LOS ALTOS, CA (Sept 5, 2023) – Los Altos History Museum's August program that focused on the stories behind the high-tech buildings featured in the exhibition “Building the Future: A Visual History of the Architecture of Silicon Valley” drew a packed house. Given the widespread interest in the subject, the Museum is pleased to announce the return of photographer Richard…
September 5, 2023