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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
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Kiwanis Pet Parade Exhibit at the Los Altos History Museum

May 12th through July 10th, 2022 Lina Broydo / La Oferta Happy Birthday Beloved Pets! It’s the 75th  anniversary of the Kiwanis Pet Parade in Los Altos, and in honor of this auspicious occasion the Los Altos History Museum is celebrating this memorable historic event with an exhibit of photos and stories of pet parades through the decades. It all started in 1947, when…
May 6, 2022
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‘A Song for Cesar’ highlights the role of music, arts in supporting the farmworkers’ movement

New documentary screens Friday at Foothill College Heather Zimmerman / Mountain View Voice Music and the arts can uplift spirits and entertain, but they can also be powerful forces for change, as the new documentary, "A Song for Cesar" demonstrates. The film highlights the musicians and artists who worked to advance the farm worker movement founded by labor leader and…
April 26, 2022
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Women’s History Month: Remembering Los Altos’ Mary Golda Ross, Lockheed’s first female engineer

Katherine Simpson / Los Altos Town Crier Mary Golda Ross checks more than one “representation” box – she was Lockheed’s first female engineer and the first Native American aerospace engineer. She was also a Los Altos resident who will be featured in the History Museum’s revamped permanent exhibition. Ross was born in the small Oklahoma town of Park Hill in…
March 29, 2022
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Who was Leland Smith? Museum finds unique story

Katherine Simpson / Los Altos Town Crier While staff from the Los Altos History Museum were digging for updates for the new permanent exhibition, researchers uncovered the story of Leland “Lee” S. Smith, a Black man who served as a founding member of the city’s volunteer fire department in the 1930s. Margie Alving, a collections volunteer at the museum, first…
February 22, 2022
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Museum’s photography display showcases Los Altos seniors

Town Crier Report / Los Altos Town Crier The Los Altos History Museum’s latest exhibition, “Every Wrinkle Tells a Story: Intertwining Lives,” featuring photos and stories by Maud Daujean, is set to debut Thursday and run through May 8. After living in Los Altos for seven years, Daujean, a French photographer, videographer and storyteller, wanted to learn more about the…
February 15, 2022
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Some of the Peninsula’s oldest homes are open to visitors. Here are seven you shouldn’t miss.

By Sophia Markoulakis / Visit these landmark estates and see what it was like a century ago (or more). Wealth and the San Francisco Peninsula (Silicon Valley) have been entwined long before the likes of Apple and Oracle. More than 100 years ago, the Peninsula had the largest collection of country estates west of the Mississippi. And, though most…
February 3, 2022
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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