You Are Not Alone

How to Ease Fears in a Fearful World

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These are challenging times. As humans, we’re meant to roam with our tribe, something our primitive brains seek to ensure, because there’s safety in numbers. Now, with the threat of COVID-19, the government is forbidding togetherness except with people in our immediate household. If you live alone, you may feel further isolated from human touch. Please know, you are not…

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The Museum Awards Scholarships to Foothill College Interns

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The Orchard Commons Committee helped inaugurate a new intern program on January 24, 2020 that links the Los Altos History Museum with Foothill College’s Environmental Horticulture & Design program. On January 24, 2020, the first team of three interns from this collaboration received a Scholarship Award in recognition for excellence in design during their fall internship. Viji Jagannathan, Sandra Morgans…

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Tank House Makeover

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As one of the last remaining water tank towers in Santa Clara County from the agricultural boom of the turn of the last century, the tank house at the Los Altos History Museum is a true historic treasure. The Museum has been working to take care of it since it was first moved to the grounds of the Museum in…

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History House Book Club

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Margaret Hill Smith grew up in a home full of books. Her father—a lawyer, newspaper editor, and historian—collected classic works of literature by Plutarch, Shakespeare, Nathaniel Hawthorne, among others. The Hills’ library was vast and eclectic, and included books on topics ranging from the history of Mexico to evolutionary biology to the world’s most famous speeches. It’s easy to imagine…

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Orchard Discovery Walk

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Eager to discover the many species that benefit from the green space protected as our Heritage Apricot Orchard, a dozen folks joined me on a Saturday in April for the last in a series of guided orchard walks. They helped put the orchard on the map in the worldwide City Nature Challenge hosted by iNaturalist on this weekend following Earth…

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