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History Museum Presents Women in Leadership

LOS ALTOS, CA (Nov 24, 2020) – A panel of female trailblazers will discuss “Women in Leadership” in a talk hosted by Los Altos History Museum held on the Zoom platform, Dec 8th at 6pm.  The panel, moderated by Protima Pandey, Director of the Santa Clara County Office of Women’s Policy, will share how they broke barriers to become successful leaders, and why it’s important to…
November 24, 2020
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Online Art Auction to Benefit History Museum

LOS ALTOS, CA (Nov 10, 2020) – Los Altos History Museum holds its inaugural Benefit Collection Online Art Auction featuring original paintings, photographs and ceramic work donated by local artists and collectors. The public may browse the digital catalog and begin bidding Nov 17th at 9am, with bidding closing on Dec 6th at 5pm. The collection includes an oil painting entitled “Tulips in Vase” by philanthropist Nan…
November 10, 2020
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David Mariani and Schola Cantorum Lend Talents to Museum Event

LOS ALTOS, CA (November 3, 2020) –Los Altos History Museum goes online for its annual “Catch the Spirit” event slated for Wed, Nov 18th at 1pm. Local author David Mariani will share stories from his book, “Poverty of Affluence,” which traces the history of Santa Clara Valley. Following the talk, choral group Schola Cantorum Silicon Valley will join up with Lyric Theatre for virtual caroling…
November 3, 2020
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Museum to Focus on Race and Suffrage

LOS ALTOS, CA (October 27, 2020) – Los Altos History Museum hosts Dolores Davison, Professor of History and Women’s Studies at Foothill College, in a talk entitled “Race and the Suffrage Movement,” held on the Zoom platform, Nov 10 at noon.   "100 years ago, after years of struggle, women in the United States received the right to vote. While some of the leaders of…
October 27, 2020
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History Museum Reopens with Expanded Exhibition

LOS ALTOS, CA (September 29, 2020) – Los Altos History Museum opens its indoor main gallery to visitors for the first time since March, with an expanded version of its exhibition, “Rise Up! The Fight for Women’s Suffrage,” beginning October 15. The exhibition and the lobby gift shop will be open Fri-Sun, noon-4pm, with special hours reserved for seniors/vulnerable visitors…
September 29, 2020
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History Museum Honors Jane Reed with Tribute Fund

LOS ALTOS, CA (September 8, 2020) – Los Altos History Museum is holding a special fundraiser in honor of Jane Reed, a key Museum supporter and former Los Altos mayor, for her decades-long contributions in helping to preserve the Los Altos story. All funds raised will go toward the Changing Exhibits Program that Reed spearheaded for fifteen years. Reed’s relationship…
September 8, 2020
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History Museum Offers Online Programs

LOS ALTOS, CA (September 1, 2020) – In support of its outdoor exhibition, “Rise Up! The Fight for Women’s Suffrage,” Los Altos History Museum offers a series of free programs on the Zoom platform. The programs delve into the history of voting rights, current challenges, and women in politics. “Elected Women Speak Up,” a conversation with Los Altos’ elected officials—the…
September 1, 2020
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History Museum Celebrates Women’s Suffrage with Outdoor Exhibit

LOS ALTOS, CA (August 4, 2020) – One hundred years ago, women fought for, and won, the right to vote. Los Altos History Museum celebrates this milestone with an outdoor exhibit entitled “Rise Up! The Fight for Women’s Suffrage,” on display beginning August 20. Originally slated as a larger exhibition in the main gallery of the Museum, a mini-version of…
August 4, 2020
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History Museum Honors Volunteers, 2020 Style

LOS ALTOS, CA (June 23, 2020) –  Los Altos History Museum took to the road to honor 14 nominees for Volunteer of the Year in this annual appreciation event. Normally, the Museum holds the awards ceremony in the garden courtyard, inviting all 180 volunteers. But with County guidelines restricting large gatherings, the Museum changed plans. In 2020 fashion, members of…
June 23, 2020
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History Museum Announces New Board Members and Officers

LOS ALTOS, CA (June 16, 2020) – Los Altos History Museum welcomes three new diverse members to its board of directors and a slate of new officers for its executive committee for 2020–2021. The election process, normally held on the grounds of the Museum, pivoted to a Zoom format due to COVID-19. Julia Lovin, the current Board President, conducted the…
June 16, 2020
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History Museum Plans Reopening Strategy

LOS ALTOS, CA (June 9, 2020) – As Santa Clara County amends its shelter-in-place Order, a task force for the Los Altos History Museum makes plans for how to safely reopen its indoor galleries and gift shop in the future. For now, the Museum remains closed to the public, with the exception of the outdoor courtyard and agricultural exhibit. Visitors…
June 9, 2020