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Old-Fashioned Holiday Festivities at Museum

LOS ALTOS, CA (Oct 25, 2022) – Los Altos History Museum invites the public to “Catch the Spirit” of the holidays with music, tasty treats, and boutique shopping on Wednesday, November 16 from noon-4pm.   Attendees may tour the historic J. Gilbert Smith House decorated for a 1930s Christmas, enjoy home-baked sweet and savory goodies on the porch, and shop…
October 25, 2022
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History Museum Holds a Creek Fest

LOS ALTOS, CA (October 4, 2022) – Hands-on activities, demonstrations, and guided tours are on tap for Los Altos History Museum’s “Creek Fest: Playing with Water,” slated for Saturday, October 22 from 10am-3pm. The fourth in its series of family-friendly events offered this year, “Creek Fest” highlights aspects of what the Museum will feature in its Permanent Exhibition, opening in…
October 4, 2022
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Wallace Stegner Exhibit Leads Visitors on a Conservation Path at Museum

LOS ALTOS, CA (September 27, 2022) – Wallace Stegner, known as "the dean of Western writers," published 30 books, countless essays, and numerous letters about equity, the arts, and the environment. The latter is the focus of Los Altos History Museum’s interactive outdoor exhibition, “Wallace Stegner: A Path to Conservation,” on display Oct 13, 2022 - Mar 5, 2023. Informational…
September 27, 2022
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Museum Program Sheds Light on History of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe

LOS ALTOS, CA (September 20, 2022) – Archeologist, Anthropologist and Ethnohistorian Alan Leventhal will discuss the “Archaeology, History and Heritage of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe” in an online program hosted by Los Altos History Museum. This free program, given the Thursday before Indigenous Peoples' Day, will be held via Zoom on October 6 at 7pm. For the past 42 years,…
September 20, 2022
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Museum’s Offsite Exhibit Previews What’s to Come

LOS ALTOS, CA (September 6, 2022) – Los Altos History Museum opens an offsite exhibit about the Museum’s new Permanent Exhibition, “Making Connections: Stories from the Land,” on September 19, 2022. This teaser exhibit will be on display through January 2023 at the Los Altos Community Center in the space earmarked for the café, replacing the Museum’s current pop-up exhibit…
September 6, 2022
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History Museum Celebrates Volunteers

LOS ALTOS, CA (August 30, 2022) – Los Altos History Museum honored its top volunteers, awarding certificates and gifts at a recent ceremony in the garden courtyard. The Chairs of eighteen committees nominated an outstanding volunteer to receive the recognition for the year, with a special award going to Pilar Parducci as Volunteer of the Year.   Parducci was singled…
August 30, 2022
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All Aboard for History Museum’s Train Day

LOS ALTOS, CA (August 23, 2022) – Los Altos History Museum will be transforming its courtyard and Main Gallery into elaborate model railroad layouts for “Train Day: Making a Town,” slated for Saturday, September 10 from 10am-3pm. Four train clubs will set up scaled renditions of prototypes complete with scenery, whimsical engines, and cars equipped with steam, lights, and sound.…
August 23, 2022
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Museum Displays Student Artwork Promoting Peace, Love, Unity

LOS ALTOS, CA (August 16, 2022) – In the face of hate and bias, the County of Santa Clara’s Division of Equity and Social Justice, Omniware Networks, and the World Association of Young Artists organized a youth art contest with the theme “Peace, Love, Unity.” Winning entries of this Countywide Children’s Art Contest are on display at Los Altos History…
August 16, 2022
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History Museum’s Retrospective on Foods of the 30s and 40s

LOS ALTOS, CA (June 28, 2022) – With the economic downturn during the Great Depression, and food rationing during World War II, Americans needed to find creative ways to feed their families. Los Altos History Museum looks at these two time periods and their effects on eating in an exhibit titled “Fabulous Food of the 30s and 40s: From Hunger…
June 28, 2022
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Apricot STEM Fair Returns to History Museum

LOS ALTOS, CA (June 21, 2022) – All ages are invited to participate in fun activities centered around Science, Technology, Engineering and Math at Los Altos History Museum's “Apricot STEM Fair: A Tale of Two Valleys,” on Saturday, July 16, 10am-3pm, held in the Museum’s courtyard.   STEM activities include robotics demonstrations, engineering a Mars landing with eggs, catapulting apricots,…
June 21, 2022
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Los Altos History Museum Receives Preservation Award

LOS ALTOS, CA (June 7, 2022) – In recognition of National Historic Preservation Month, the Santa Clara County Preservation Alliance hosted an Awards Night honoring individuals and organizations who have made significant historical and cultural preservation contributions throughout Santa Clara County. The Santa Clara County Historical Heritage Commission nominated Los Altos History Museum to receive an award for outstanding building restoration…
June 7, 2022