Ride the BIG SHAKER at History Museum

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LOS ALTOS, CA (December 10, 2019) – The world’s largest mobile earthquake simulator, the BIG SHAKER, rolls into the Los Altos History Museum on Saturday, January 11th, 10am-3pm, weather permitting. In an event titled “Be Prepared for the Big One,” visitors can experience what a magnitude 8.0 earthquake feels like and see what can happen inside their homes if contents…

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Museum Exhibit Highlights the History of Hams

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LOS ALTOS, CA (December 3, 2019) – Los Altos History Museum serves up “Ham for the Holidays: Amateur Radio Operators, Then and Now,” a historical perspective on how radio hobbyists help keep neighborhoods safe during disasters, in an exhibit appearing in the J. Gilbert Smith House through January 5, 2020. The exhibit features ham radio equipment through the years, and…

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Practicing Holiday Safety at Home

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LOS ALTOS, CA (November 26, 2019) – While the holidays bring joy, they can also spark safety risks. Fires and injuries have occurred as a result of decorated live Christmas trees, extra extension cords, candles, portable heaters, and an abundance of cooking. To build community awareness around the subject, Los Altos History Museum, in partnership with the City of Los…

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Chef Chu Celebrates 50-Year Anniversary with Special Banquet

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LOS ALTOS, CA (November 20, 2019) – Fifty years ago, Lawrence C.C. Chu opened a small eatery in a converted laundromat in Los Altos, offering Chinese takeout. The renowned Chef Chu’s restaurant now serves over 500 people per day, including celebrities, heads of state, dignitaries and local sports heroes, and serves to-go meals for 500 more. The charismatic chef claims…

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Museum Showcases Emergency Preparedness Projects

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LOS ALTOS, CA (November 5, 2019) – The public is invited to join neighbors for an “Emergency Preparedness Volunteer Appreciation Night” on Thursday, November 14th, 5:30-7pm at the Los Altos History Museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos. The November 14 event will include displays showcasing projects funded by the 2018-19 Community and Emergency Preparedness Grants Program of the…

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LA History Museum Rings in the Holidays with Family Event

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LOS ALTOS, CA (October 29, 2019) – Los Altos History Museum invites the public to “Catch the Spirit” of the holiday season with live music, tasty treats, and gift boutiques for shoppers, Wednesday, Nov. 20th, 12–4pm. At this free event, visitors may tour the J. Gilbert Smith House decorated for a historic 1930’s Christmas, and enjoy home-baked goodies on the…

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