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Old-Fashioned Holiday Festivities at Museum

Los Altos Patch Los Altos History Museum invites the public to “Catch the Spirit” of the holidays with music, tasty treats, and boutique shopping on Wednesday, November 16 from noon-4pm. Attendees may tour the historic J. Gilbert Smith House decorated for a 1930s Christmas, enjoy home-baked sweet and savory goodies on the porch, and shop for unique gifts in two…
November 10, 2022
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Museum highlights Stegner’s literary legacy in new display

Town Crier Report/ Los Altos Town Crier The Los Altos History Museum is scheduled to open a companion exhibition to its outdoor display on Wallace Stegner, this time focusing on the Pulitzer Prize-winning author’s legacy in the creative writing world, and the Los Altos area in particular. Co-produced by The Bill Lane Center for the American West at Stanford University, “A…
October 19, 2022
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History Museum’s offsite exhibit previews what’s to come

Town Crier Report/ Los Altos Town Crier The Los Altos History Museum has opened an offsite display highlighting its new Permanent Exhibition, “Making Connections: Stories from the Land.” The teaser display, which opened Sept. 19, will be open through January at the Los Altos Community Center in the space earmarked for the cafe, replacing the museum’s current pop-up exhibition revealing…
September 28, 2022
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LA History Museum celebrates volunteers

Town Crier Report / Los Altos Town Crier The Los Altos History Museum honored its volunteers recently, awarding certificates and gifts at a ceremony in the garden courtyard. The heads of 18 committees nominated an outstanding volunteer to receive the recognition for the year, with a special award naming Pilar Parducci as Volunteer of the Year. Parducci was singled out for…
September 14, 2022
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Los Altos History Museum displays artwork by local children

Staff Writer/ Cupertino Today The Los Altos History Museum will feature an exhibit displaying artwork by winners of the countywide “Peace, Love, Unity” Children’s Art Contest from earlier this year. The J. Gilbert Smith House will host the exhibit beginning September 1. “The themes of peace, love, and unity are vitally important to the mission of the Los Altos History…
September 1, 2022
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Fall arts preview: Fully reopened local arts scene offers audiences a jam-packed fall calendar

Miles Breen, Aliana Mediratta, Jonas Pao and Heather Zimmerman / Palo Alto Weekly The Peninsula arts community has never been one to wait in the wings. Local arts groups have nimbly negotiated two and a half years of a drastically shifting landscape; they have taken the lead in finding creative solutions to safely reach audiences while continuing to bring provocative,…
August 25, 2022
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History museum holds interactive STEM fair

Jonas Pao / Mountain View Voice On July 16, the Los Altos History Museum will host the Apricot STEM Fair, an event that tells the story of how science, technology, engineering and math has shaped the Bay Area, from the region's agricultural period to the valley’s current status as a tech hub. The fair will include hands-on activities and demonstrations with…
July 14, 2022
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Apricot STEM Fair returns to Los Altos History Museum July 16

Town Crier Report / Los Altos Town Crier The Los Altos History Museum has scheduled its Apricot STEM Fair: A Tale of Two Valleys event 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 16 in the museum’s courtyard, 51 S. San Antonio Road. The festivities will feature family-friendly science, technology, engineering and math activities, including robotics demonstrations, engineering a Mars landing with eggs,…
June 28, 2022
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Rancho Day: Celebrating the rich heritage of Los Altos

Audrey Tsai / The Talon Colorful pieces of papel picado waved in the wind above the heads of Los Altos residents outside the Los Altos History Museum. The organization put on a celebration of Hispanic heritage in its most recent event, Rancho day: Horsemanship in the Hills. The event was complete with Mexican food, informational stations, crafting workshops and live entertainment…
June 1, 2022
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What’s changed in Los Altos?

Everything and nothing Eliza Ridgeway / Los Altos Town Crier Janet Harding – a Los Altos resident since 1952 – grew up in a quiet, walkable city where neighbors were fairly certain to know one another, and many families had a single wage-earner, and a much quieter schedule each week. But when teen docent Parisa Braun interviewed Harding last month at…
May 18, 2022