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History Museum lecture reveals secret military funding of early Silicon Valley

Allyson Johnson/Special to the Los Altos Town Crier “Hidden in Plain Sight,” the first in a series of lectures on conspiracy theories presented by the Los Altos History Museum in partnership with the Foothill-De Anza Center for Applied Humanities, attracted a capacity audience Oct. 19. Stanford University adjunct professor Steve Blank discussed the classified origins of Silicon Valley. The audience included…
November 1, 2023
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A new photo exhibit says Silicon Valley is building the future. But is it the future we want?

John King /San Francisco Chronicle Back when high tech was defined by physical computers and how they functioned, the work took place in straightforward structural shells that spread out across Silicon Valley as the apricot orchards receded. Now that tech titans view themselves in much grander terms — “By giving people the power to share, we’re making the world more transparent,” to…
October 21, 2023
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History Museum unveils exhibition on Los Altos Golf & Country Club

Special to the Town Crier /Los Altos Town Crier The Los Altos History Museum commemorates the centennial anniversary of Los Altos Golf & Country Club with a new exhibition, “100 Years and Counting: The Los Altos Golf & Country Club,” on display in the J. Gilbert Smith House Gallery from Oct. 12 through Jan. 7.  According to exhibits specialist Jordan Grealish, …
October 3, 2023
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The Five Best Museums near Stanford, California

September 21, 2023 California.com Stanford, California, renowned for its prestigious Stanford University, is also a cultural hub with a range of fascinating museums. Each museum offers its unique perspective on history, art, science, and culture. If you find yourself in the Stanford area, be sure to make time for these top five museums. Los Altos History Museum...cont.  
September 25, 2023
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Los Altos History Museum hosts discussion on architecture and workplace culture

Special to the Town Crier /Los Altos Town Crier The Los Altos History Museum’s Aug. 17 program that focused on the stories behind the high-tech buildings featured in the exhibition “Building the Future: A Visual History of the Architecture of Silicon Valley” drew a packed house. Given the widespread interest in the subject, the museum is bringing back exhibition photographer Richard Adler,…
September 12, 2023
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History Museum hosts exhibition on architectural evolution of Silicon Valley

Town Crier Report /Los Altos Town Crier The Los Altos History Museum is set to host the special program “Conversations and Reflections: The Stories Behind the Buildings” 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, featuring artist Richard Adler and Professor Barry Katz, whose Stanford University course on the architecture of Silicon Valley inspired a museum exhibition. The conversation will explore the visionary tech leaders…
August 15, 2023
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How three heritage apricot orchards tell the story of Silicon Valley’s bountiful agricultural history

Julie Gentin /TheSixFifty.com My grandparents have lived in their house in the Los Altos Highlands neighborhood for over 50 years, built on an apricot orchard in what was then unincorporated Santa Clara County. My grandfather maintains various fruit trees, from pomegranate and grapefruit to plum. But his Blenheim apricot trees are the originals and most reminiscent of the Valley of…
August 10, 2023
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History Museum program explores stories behind iconic high-tech buildings

Special to the Town Crier/Los Altos Town Crier As recently as 2013, the Los Angeles Times dismissed Silicon Valley as “an architectural wasteland.” Over the past decade, however, the picture changed dramatically as high-tech industry leaders – including Adobe Systems, Apple, Google, Meta, Microsoft and Nvidia – hired world-class architects to create iconic buildings that express their values and ideals. To…
August 8, 2023
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Heritage orchard aims to grow to historical highs by 2027

Adrienne Mitchel/Los Altos Town Crier It’s no secret the Los Altos Heritage Orchard has seen better days. “Any farmer who had an orchard like that would be laughed out of town, and that’s the way I feel about those historical trees – they’re a laugh,” said Charles Bodine, a Los Altos resident since 1965 who was raised on an orange…
August 8, 2023
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From garages to spaceships, a new exhibition explores the evolution of Silicon Valley architecture

Heather Zimmerman/The Six Fifty.com ‘Building the Future’ delves into the architecture of new tech campuses and how they help forge a sense of place in the valley. No doubt, Silicon Valley has a global reputation, and it’s complicated. That worldwide fame is matched perhaps only by the disbelief of visitors wondering why the valley doesn’t have more to show, architecturally…
August 2, 2023
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Museum hosts photography exhibition on architectural evolution of Silicon Valley

Town Crier Report/Los Altos Town Crier The Los Altos History Museum has scheduled an exhibition of photographs by artist Richard Adler, “Building the Future: A Visual History of the Architecture of Silicon Valley,” Thursday through Oct. 22, offering visitors a journey through the transformation of Silicon Valley’s high-tech architecture. Adler’s photography showcases the evolution of Silicon Valley’s architectural landscape, from…
August 1, 2023