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Museum Exhibit Explores Impact of Rotary Club

LOS ALTOS, CA (April 2, 2024) – What do the Veterans Community Plaza, the fountain in front of the Los Altos library, and the annual Fine Art in the Park have in common? They were all initiatives of the Rotary Club of Los Altos. The history of this local branch of the international service organization takes center stage in Los…
April 2, 2024
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Margo Cilker’s Orchard-Inspired Concert at History Museum

LOS ALTOS, CA (Mar 12, 2024) – Los Altos History Museum will host an afternoon of song celebrating the agricultural past of the region in an event titled “Valley of Heart’s Delight: Concert with Margo Cilker” on April 7, 2024 from 4-6pm. Presented by Music Producer Debra Heesch and Museum orchard volunteers, the event will take place in the Museum’s courtyard.…
March 12, 2024
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Ethan Baron Uncovers Silicon Valley’s Workforce Realities at Museum Event

LOS ALTOS, CA (Mar 5, 2024) – As Silicon Valley continues to grapple with the aftermath of COVID-19 and evolving workforce dynamics, Los Altos History Museum hosts a timely discussion featuring Business Reporter Ethan Baron from The Mercury News. The program, titled “Understanding Silicon Valley’s Workforce Issues: A Conversation with Reporter Ethan Baron,” is slated for Thursday, March 21, 2024,…
March 5, 2024
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History Museum Welcomes Teen Docent Applicants

LOS ALTOS, CA (Feb 20, 2024) – Los Altos History Museum is accepting applications for its Teen Docent program, geared to students attending grades 9 - 12 in local schools during the 2024-2025 academic year. The program trains teenagers to serve as Museum ambassadors, welcoming visitors and guiding them on tours. With a limited intake of 25 students, aspiring participants…
February 20, 2024
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Museum Hosts South Los Altos Block Party

LOS ALTOS, CA (Jan 30, 2024) – As part of its ongoing Third Thursday series, Los Altos History Museum announces a special event tailored for residents of South Los Altos. Titled "Neighborhood Block Party: We Love South Los Altos!" the gathering is scheduled for Thursday, February 15, from 5:30 to 7 pm.   The event aims to bring together residents…
January 30, 2024
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History Museum Goes Retro with ‘50s Fundraiser

LOS ALTOS, CA (Jan 23, 2024) –Los Altos History Museum is excited to announce its upcoming fundraising extravaganza, “Dancing through the Decades: The Nifty ‘50s.” This signature event invites patrons to step into the past for an unforgettable evening of dining, dancing, and philanthropy, held on Saturday, March 23, from 6pm to 10pm.   “Dancing through the Decades is the…
January 23, 2024
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Tech Meets History: Museum Launches Digital App for Enhanced Tours

LOS ALTOS, CA (Jan 16, 2024) –In celebration of the one-year anniversary of its Permanent Exhibition, Los Altos History Museum is set to unveil an innovative digital app on February 8th, offering a guided introductory tour and multilingual content to enhance the visitor experience. The launch event will extend throughout the weekend, with the first 100 attendees receiving a complimentary…
January 16, 2024
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Discussion Explores African American Impact in Silicon Valley

LOS ALTOS, CA (Jan 2, 2024) – To commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Los Altos History Museum is hosting “Conversations and Reflections: The African American Experience in Santa Clara County” on Thursday, January 18 from 5:30–7pm.   A panel of experts will discuss the often-overlooked contributions made by African Americans to the business and cultural development of Silicon Valley,…
January 2, 2024
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The History of Los Altos Street Names Explored in Museum Exhibit

LOS ALTOS, CA (Dec 19, 2023) — Street names narrate the history of a neighborhood, telling stories of its past, landmarks, and early residents. Unraveling this history has become a labor of love for two volunteers of Los Altos History Museum's Collections Committee, and the topic of a new exhibit titled “What’s in a Name? History of Los Altos Street…
December 19, 2023
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Heritage Orchard Gets a Facelift as Museum Collaborates with New Orchardist

LOS ALTOS, CA (Nov 14, 2023) – A revitalizing transformation is underway in Los Altos Heritage Orchard. Pruning and planting activities, combined with the installation of a drip irrigation system, are breathing new life into this historic landmark. At the helm of these projects stands the Orchard Commons Committee of Los Altos History Museum led by Chair Jane Packard, and…
November 14, 2023
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History Museum Launches Oral History Project Online

LOS ALTOS, CA (Nov 7, 2023) – Local history comes to life through the voices and memories of individuals from the Los Altos community. Since the 1990s, dedicated volunteers at Los Altos History Museum have been conducting interviews with local residents, capturing their personal insights, experiences, and reflections on past events and the community’s history. Los Altos History Museum is…
November 7, 2023