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Local Philanthropists spearheading History Museum renovation

Special to the Town Crier / Los Altos Town Crier A fundraising campaign is underway for the creation of a new main exhibition at the Los Altos History Museum emphasizing place and local history. Two local couples and longtime museum supporters, Nan and Chuck Geschke of Los Altos and Edward and Pamela Taft of Los Altos Hills, recently kicked off…
May 19, 2021
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Museum screens acclaimed film ‘The Valley,’ followed by conversation with director Kariat

Special to Los Altos Town Crier In recognition of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the Los Altos History Museum has scheduled a screening of the film “The Valley” 7 p.m. May 7. “The Valley” is an artistic exploration of teen suicide, the Asian-American immigrant experience and the high-achievement culture of Silicon Valley. Following the screening, a conversation will take place between…
April 28, 2021
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Can California wildflowers survive climate change?

Photography exhibit captures endangered blooms throughout the state By Heather Zimmerman / Palo Alto Weekly Just two years ago this spring, vibrant "super blooms" were drawing crowds to some of California's more remote corners to see hillsides covered in bright orange poppies and other wildflowers. Though there are still wildflowers to be found this year, a mostly dry winter has…
April 22, 2021
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NARM Features Museum’s Exhibit

North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association Featured Exhibitions “Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change,” an exhibition by international award-winning photographers Rob Badger and Nita Winter, originated at the San Francisco Public Library and is traveled by Exhibit Envoy. For over 20 years, the photographers have worked to capture California’s vanishing wildflowers, bringing awareness to the beauty of…
April 6, 2021
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Conservation Photographers Headline History Museum Program

Special to the Los Altos Town Crier The Los Altos History Museum has scheduled a free Zoom program, “A 27-Year Wildflower Journey,” 5 p.m. Thursday, supplementing its current exhibition, “Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change.” Conservation photographers Rob Badger and Nita Winter will present photographs of wildflowers in California’s diverse geographic areas and share their techniques for capturing…
March 17, 2021
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Events Around the Bay

by Lina Broydo / La Oferta “Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change” March 6 through July 11, 2021 The Museum will be open on weekends only, from Noon to 4pm.  My dreams of seeing California fields of wildflowers have captured my imagination for the entire year and now my dream came true as the Los Altos History…
March 5, 2021
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Historian’s Talk, Book Highlight Local Region’s Black Pioneers

By Harvey I. Barkin /Special to the Los Altos Town Crier Capitalized, the phrase “Black Lives Matter” is a political statement. Lower case, “Black lives matter” is a passion, especially to local historian, lecturer and author Jan Batiste Adkins. Adkins discussed her research in a webinar titled “The History of African Americans in Santa Clara County, 1780 to Present,” hosted by…
March 3, 2021
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“Since Before the Beginning”: The Black Pioneers of the South Bay

By Rachael Myro / KQED  Listen to KQED Radio clip on Los Altos History Museum's program with Jan Batiste Adkins  In 1977, five families of mixed Mexican and African heritage arrived in Alta California with the Spanish to help establish El Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe. "They grew the food for the presidios, the military installations in the Bay Area," explains local…
February 18, 2021
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DeMartini Article Sources Photos from Museum Collection

DeMartini Orchard: Oldest business in Los Altos sticks to its roots By Dana Huch and Gil Rubinstein/ Midpeninsula Post June 26 might just seem like a regular summer Sunday, but here in Los Altos, it’s officially known as DeMartini Day, commemorating the oldest business that still operates in the town today: DeMartini Orchard, a farmstand on the side of San…
February 7, 2021
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Los Altos History Museum hosts inaugural online art auction

by Heather Zimmerman / Palo Alto Weekly The Los Altos History Museum typically features exhibits that focus on local history and artifacts, as the institution's name would suggest. But for its fall fundraiser, the museum is taking a page from the art world with its inaugural Benefit Collection Online Art Auction. The event, which launched on Nov. 17, features original…
November 18, 2020
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Jane and John Reed: Raising their hands to build community

Couple reflects as they depart Los Altos home of 52 years By Bruce Barton / Los Altos Town Crier Jane Reed may strike some as a fairly soft-spoken personality. But her actions as a Los Altos community volunteer over the past 50 years have spoken volumes. From serving two terms as mayor to volunteering at the Los Altos History Museum.…
October 7, 2020
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Los Altos History Museum makes top 5 must-see Museums in Western US

Edited by Greg Parker / wiki.ezvid.com From the Pacific Coast to the Rocky Mountains, the Western United States is rich with history and culture. While the region is often considered young in comparison to the East Coast and the South, it contains a number of institutions dedicated to preserving and presenting the memories of its diverse communities and landscapes. In…
September 21, 2020