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History Museum closes Upper Gallery as ambitious exhibition project begins

Special to the Town Crier / Los Altos Town Crier The Los Altos History Museum is temporarily closing its main and upper galleries and lobby store to make way for the installation of a new, permanent exhibition featuring cutting-edge technology and interactive experiences. The retiring of the decades-old exhibition located in the Upper Gallery and reconstruction of the new exhibition will…
January 25, 2022
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Museum Postpones Fundraiser

Special to the Town Crier / Los Altos Town Crier The Los Altos History Museum’s Roaring ’20s-themed fundraiser, originally scheduled for Feb. 5, has been delayed until April 2 due to COVID-induced public health restrictions. “Dancing through the Decades: Entertaining the 20s,” is set for 5:30-10:30 p.m. at the museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road. Decorated with period artifacts from…
January 18, 2022
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Rotarians learn about ‘Future of the Past’

By Marlene Cowen, Special to the Town Crier / Los Altos Town Crier Los Altos History Museum executive director Elisabeth Ward highlighted “The Future of the Past” in her Oct. 28 presentation to the Rotary Club of Los Altos. More than 80 Rotarians – many in Halloween costumes – attended the lunch gathering on the museum’s patio, the first in-person…
November 9, 2021
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Museum program highlights Arts Los Altos

Town Crier Report / Los Altos Town Crier The Los Altos History Museum has scheduled the online program “Arts Los Altos: Public Art and Placemaking,” highlighting the contributions of Arts Los Altos, 7-8:30 p.m. Nov. 4. The nonprofit Arts Los Altos presents public art and related activities in downtown spaces, with an eye to beautify, invigorate and brand the community. Maddy…
October 27, 2021
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Museum encourages making time for art

Town Crier Report / Los Altos Town Crier Local artists Denise Howard and Doreen Cohen are scheduled to discuss how to fit art into daily life in “Making Time for Art,” a program held both at the Los Altos History Museum and via Zoom 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday. The two artists bring different perspectives on the subject. Howard, who holds a full-time job,…
October 19, 2021
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City heritage orchard benefits from new water-saving system

By Ted Simon - Special to the Town Crier / Los Altos Town Crier The Los Altos History Museum hosted a groundbreaking ceremony Oct. 2 for a new drip irrigation system in the civic center’s heritage orchard. The system was made possible by a conservation grant from Valley Water. Officials touted a 40-60% water savings. The city plans to test…
October 12, 2021
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Heritage Orchard inspires exhibition and celebration at History Museum

Special to the Town Crier / Los Altos Town Crier The Los Altos History Museum has scheduled an event combining art and green technology noon to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 2 on the museum’s grounds, 51 S. San Antonio Road. Designed to encourage local residents to consider the importance and preservation of the Los Altos Heritage Orchard, an exhibition of apricot-themed…
September 21, 2021
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Muralist shares her story in museum program

Town Crier Report / Los Altos Town Crier Los Altos muralist Morgan Bricca is scheduled to deliver the presentation “Adventures in Mural Painting” 7-8:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Los Altos History Museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road. Many of Bricca’s colorful murals can be found on the walls of local schools, including her “Los Altos Orchard Mural” at Santa…
September 7, 2021
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Museum highlights Chinese experience during Gold Rush days

Town Crier Report / Los Altos Town Crier Author and historian Connie Young Yu is scheduled to discuss “Journey to Gold Mountain: Chinese and the Gold Rush” 6-7:30 p.m. Aug. 12. The program will be offered both in person at the Los Altos History Museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road, and via Zoom. Among the forty-niners seeking their fortune in…
August 4, 2021
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That Midas Touch in California

Kalpan Mohan / Letters from Everywhere A new exhibit on the California Gold Rush at Los Altos History Museum opened my eyes to the tumultuous times. Little has changed in the desires—and the attitudes—of people. Bob Jones dropped his gold coin into my palm. The coin was etched with letters and numbers and I wondered, for a brief second, what…
July 25, 2021