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Salute to a Neighborhood

Zoe Parker/Los Altos Town Crier The Los Altos History Museum held a block party July 20 at the museum for residents of the historical North Los Altos Neighborhood, welcoming them to exchange stories; enjoy food, drinks and entertainment; and view old neighborhood photographs on a large screen. Attendees witnessed the neighborhood's evolution by viewing houses that have stood since as…
July 26, 2023
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History Museum launches series of conversations and reflections

Special to the Town Crier/Los Altos Town Crier The Los Altos History Museum is set to roll out a series of programs scheduled the third Thursday of every month. The events will alternate between panel discussions related to the newly opened permanent exhibition and changing exhibitions, and block parties exploring the history of neighborhoods. “The rich complexity of stories told…
May 9, 2023
Teen Docents interact with museum professionals and community members while experiencing a behind-the-scenes look at museum magic in action.In The News

History Museum seeks applicants for Teen Docent Program

Town Crier Report/Los Altos Town Crier The Los Altos History Museum is accepting applications for its Teen Docent Program through April 14. Open to any student enrolled in a local high school for the upcoming academic year, the program offers teens the opportunity to work alongside museum professionals and interact with local residents while experiencing a behind-the-scenes look at the…
March 21, 2023
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Los Altos History Museum reveals new exhibit showcasing the town’s history and diverse groups

Cassady Gammons/Midpeninsula Post The Los Altos History Museum’s permanent exhibit, “Making Connections: Stories from the Land,” which opened in early February, highlights the history of Los Altos using new interactive touchscreens and artifacts. The exhibit also pays tribute to different cultural communities that have shaped the town’s history. The exhibit is divided into four sections by location: creeks, hills, valleys…
March 7, 2023
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Los Altos History Museum Unveils a Permanent Collection: “Making Connections: Stories from the Land”

Lina Broydo/La Oferta Our young generation is in for a fabulous awakening surprise as they will learn and be at awe of the remarkable history of the place they call their home in the heart of Silicon Valley. But it is not all about chips and technology, kids! The newly opened “Permanent Exhibition, “Making Connections: Stories from the Land,” is…
February 20, 2023
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New Los Altos history exhibit uses tech as a window to the past

“Making Connections: Stories from the Land” is the new permanent exhibition at the Los Altos History Museum Sal Pizarro/The Mercury News There’s something very Los Altos about using a tablet and augmented reality to learn about a train station represented in a diorama of the city as it was in the1930s. That sums up the constant push and pull between…
February 18, 2023
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New Los Altos History Museum exhibit brings a modern twist to history

Audrey Tsai/The Talon` There’s only one place in Los Altos where visitors can find a moving train diorama, augmented reality and the recorded stories of over a dozen historical figures: the new exhibit of the Los Altos History Museum. After over two years of planning and construction, the museum’s new permanent exhibition, “Making Connections: Stories From the Land,” will open…
February 6, 2023
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New exhibition explores how nature made a Silicon Valley town what it is today

Los Altos History Museum opens new permanent exhibition with interactive features Heather Zimmerman /Mountain View Voice The Los Altos History Museum's new permanent exhibition, "Making Connections: Stories from the Land," truly gets down to earth, focusing on how geography and the natural environment has shaped local history. To fully engage visitors in its stories, the exhibition also draws on another,…
February 2, 2023
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Permanent exhibition set to debut at Los Altos History Museum

Special to the Town Crier/Los Altos Town Crier The grand opening of the Los Altos History Museum’s new permanent exhibition, “Making Connections: Stories from the Land,” is scheduled 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 11. Over two years in the making, the exhibition delivers an immersive experience through expansive video walls, interactive touch screens and listening stations, and artifacts to…
January 31, 2023