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That Midas Touch in California

Kalpan Mohan / Letters from Everywhere A new exhibit on the California Gold Rush at Los Altos History Museum opened my eyes to the tumultuous times. Little has changed in the desires—and the attitudes—of people. Bob Jones dropped his gold coin into my palm. The coin was etched with letters and numbers and I wondered, for a brief second, what…
July 25, 2021
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Gold Fever Comes to History Museum in Los Altos

“Pioneer Day” on Sunday, July 25th from Noon to 4 p.m.  Lina Broydo / La Oferta Learn what life was like as a true 49er. Visit a fascinating and historic exhibit featuring Gold Rush-era photos, documents, and artifacts offering a glimpse into California before the discovery of gold over 150 years ago in the American River, the frenzied rush to the gold…
July 16, 2021
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‘Gold Fever!’ exhibition comes to Los Altos History Museum July 22

Town Crier Report / Los Altos Town Crier The Gold Rush sweeps into town with the Los Altos History Museum’s latest exhibition, “Gold Fever! The Untold Stories of California’s Gold Rush,” on display July 22 through Aug. 29. Gold Rush-era photos, documents and artifacts offer a glimpse into California before the discovery of gold more than 150 years ago in the…
July 14, 2021
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Local Philanthropists spearheading History Museum renovation

Special to the Town Crier / Los Altos Town Crier A fundraising campaign is underway for the creation of a new main exhibition at the Los Altos History Museum emphasizing place and local history. Two local couples and longtime museum supporters, Nan and Chuck Geschke of Los Altos and Edward and Pamela Taft of Los Altos Hills, recently kicked off…
May 19, 2021
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Museum screens acclaimed film ‘The Valley,’ followed by conversation with director Kariat

Special to Los Altos Town Crier In recognition of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the Los Altos History Museum has scheduled a screening of the film “The Valley” 7 p.m. May 7. “The Valley” is an artistic exploration of teen suicide, the Asian-American immigrant experience and the high-achievement culture of Silicon Valley. Following the screening, a conversation will take place between…
April 28, 2021
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Can California wildflowers survive climate change?

Photography exhibit captures endangered blooms throughout the state By Heather Zimmerman / Palo Alto Weekly Just two years ago this spring, vibrant "super blooms" were drawing crowds to some of California's more remote corners to see hillsides covered in bright orange poppies and other wildflowers. Though there are still wildflowers to be found this year, a mostly dry winter has…
April 22, 2021
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NARM Features Museum’s Exhibit

North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association Featured Exhibitions “Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change,” an exhibition by international award-winning photographers Rob Badger and Nita Winter, originated at the San Francisco Public Library and is traveled by Exhibit Envoy. For over 20 years, the photographers have worked to capture California’s vanishing wildflowers, bringing awareness to the beauty of…
April 6, 2021
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Conservation Photographers Headline History Museum Program

Special to the Los Altos Town Crier The Los Altos History Museum has scheduled a free Zoom program, “A 27-Year Wildflower Journey,” 5 p.m. Thursday, supplementing its current exhibition, “Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change.” Conservation photographers Rob Badger and Nita Winter will present photographs of wildflowers in California’s diverse geographic areas and share their techniques for capturing…
March 17, 2021
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Events Around the Bay

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