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Museum Accepts Applications for 2023-24 Teen Docent Program

LOS ALTOS, CA (March 14, 2023) – Los Altos History Museum is seeking applicants for its 2023-24 Teen Docent Program. Open to any student enrolled in a local high school for the upcoming academic year, the program offers teens the opportunity to work alongside museum professionals and interact with community members while experiencing a behind-the-scenes look at museum magic in…
March 14, 2023
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History Museum Hosts Program on Being an Environmental Advocate

LOS ALTOS, CA (Feb 14, 2023) – Los Altos History Museum will host Green Foothills’ Executive Director Megan Fluke and legendary environmental advocate Lennie Roberts in a discussion on how a committed group of people can create a positive impact on the environment. “Green Foothills: Advocates and Activists” is slated for Saturday, March 4 from 10:30 - 11:30am.   “Youth…
February 14, 2023
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Eagerly Awaited Permanent Exhibition to Debut at Los Altos History Museum

LOS ALTOS, CA (Jan 25, 2023) — The public is invited to the grand opening of Los Altos History Museum's new Permanent Exhibition, “Making Connections: Stories from the Land,” on Saturday, February 11 from 11am to 4pm. Over two years in the making, the exhibition delivers an immersive experience through expansive video walls, interactive touch screens and listening stations, and…
January 25, 2023
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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