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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
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In Living Rooms and Theaters, the Vote was Won

By Eliza Ridgeway / Los Altos Town Crier You can still walk past the Masonic Hall in downtown Mountain View and imagine the suffrage speeches that drew listeners more than a century ago. A man often headlined, as was the norm even for women-led initiatives. The women who filled the room had to mix strategy with entertainment as they continued…
August 26, 2020
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Living Through a Major Historical Moment

Los Altos History Museum seeks your COVID-19 stories and experiences By Heather Zimmerman / Mountain View Voice Your day-to-day routine, let alone your daily activities during quarantine, may seem like nothing special, but actually, it could be something for the history books. That’s why the Los Altos History Museum recently put out a call for submissions asking Santa Clara County residents…
April 26, 2020
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He built his Chinese food empire on potstickers, proverbs and passion. Now, as Chef Chu’s turns 50, Larry Chu looks to the future.

By Elena Kadvany / Palo Alto Weekly When Lawrence Chu opened his first restaurant in what used to be a coin-operated laundromat in Los Altos in 1970, he had a grand vision. He dreamed of replicating his 12-item Chinese takeout menu in cities across America -- a Panda Express before there was a Panda Express. That dream fizzled over the years…
January 30, 2020