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Jane Reed at Women on Wheels ParadeNews

Jane Reed Tribute

Jane Reed has spent over two decades as a key supporter and driving force behind the Los Altos History Museum's exhibits, programs, committees, and special events. After 52 years in Los Altos, Jane and her husband, John, will be moving to southern California in early October. In Jane's honor, the Museum has created a tribute fund to support an initiative near…
September 4, 2020
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Public Hours Resume for Outside Exhibits

The Los Altos History Museum buildings are temporarily closed for visits. With the focus on the health and safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff, we are aligned with local and federal guidelines to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Per County and State Guidelines, outdoor operations have resumed. The Rise Up! temporary exhibit has been mounted on the porch of the…
August 31, 2020
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Limited Outdoor Operations Resume

The Los Altos History Museum is temporarily closed for visits. With the focus on the health and safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff, we are aligned with local and federal guidelines to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Per County and State Guidelines, limited outdoor operations have resumed. The Rise Up! temporary exhibition has been mounted on the porch of the…
August 19, 2020
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Fireball Baker Explodes in the News

It has been a busy year for WWII veteran Chuck “Fireball” Baker. On his 100th birthday, Chuck completed his first tandem skydive, which he vowed to repeat every birthday. He also took a flight in an autogiro airplane—a cross between a helicopter and an airplane. And he is featured in a short documentary made by Hormel Foods. I had the…
July 8, 2020
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We are currently closed to the public

The Los Altos History Museum is temporarily closed for visits. With the focus on the health and safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff, we are aligned with local and federal guidelines to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Exhibit, event and program status will be noted on the website calendar. For additional questions please contact staff via their following…
March 19, 2020
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Museum Hosts Volunteer Open House Reception

Become a volunteer at Los Altos History Museum! Whether it's caring for the precious artifacts, maintaining the gardens, helping in the gift shop, or leading tours in the historic J. Gilbert Smith House, there are volunteer opportunities to match various interests. Attend a Volunteer Open House reception on Wednesday, January 23 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm to learn more about…
January 10, 2019
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Museum’s Board Nominees and Slate of Officers for 2018-19

The Los Altos History Museum has nominated four new members for its Board of Directors and the slate of officers to serve as its Executive Committee for 2018-19. Being nominated to join the board for three-year terms beginning July 1, 2018 are: Gunilla Follett, Janet Klinke, Larry Lang, and Dwight Matthews. Gunilla Follett has actively served on several nonprofit boards,…
May 17, 2018
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J. Gilbert Smith House Hosts Exhibit: “Celebrating 40 Years and Counting…”

The exhibition celebrates the Museum's 40th anniversary as a community organization and recognizes the many volunteers, exhibits, programs and fundraisers that have made the Los Altos History Museum a unique and welcoming community resource. It looks back at the Museum’s beginnings, explores the many stories created over the years and provides a peek into plans for its future. Documents, photographs…
September 23, 2017