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History Museum Reopens with Exhibition on Wildflowers and Climate Change

LOS ALTOS, CA (March 2, 2021) – Breathtaking photographs address climate change and its effect on a universal symbol of beauty—the wildflower—in "Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change", a new traveling exhibition appearing at Los Altos History Museum, March 6 - July 11, 2021. The exhibition marks the reopening of the Museum’s indoor gallery at its new…
March 2, 2021
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History of Local African Americans Focus of Museum’s Program

LOS ALTOS, CA (February 9, 2021) – Local author and historian Jan Batiste Adkins explores The History of African Americans in Santa Clara County from 1780 to present day in a Zoom event hosted by Los Altos History Museum, Feb 24 at 5pm. Through photographs and untold stories of African American pioneers of the local region, Adkins will present research…
February 9, 2021
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History Museum Posts Virtual Field Trip of Current Exhibition

LOS ALTOS, CA (January 26, 2021) – In an effort to provide students with a safe educational experience during the pandemic, Los Altos History Museum mounted a virtual field trip of its current exhibition, “Rise Up! The Fight for Women’s Suffrage.” Made possible through a grant from the Santa Clara County Office of Women’s Policy, the virtual tour is geared…
January 26, 2021
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County Awards Grant for Museum’s Exhibition Redesign

LOS ALTOS, CA (January 12, 2021) – Los Altos History Museum is embarking on a bold reimagining of its permanent exhibition to underscore its emphasis on place, storytelling, and shared experience—utilizing the latest in multimedia technology to explore local aspects of racial and ethnic diversity. The redesign will include an oral history kiosk with a working title “Our Stories,” featuring…
January 12, 2021
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Museum Kicks off 2021 with Women in Tech Panel

LOS ALTOS, CA (Dec 22, 2020) – When it comes to the pioneers who built Silicon Valley, it wasn’t only men. Women made a significant contribution, and Los Altos History Museum brings these innovators to light in a webinar entitled “Women in Tech: Then and Now,” slated for Jan 14 at 5pm. The presentation will focus on key technologies that…
December 22, 2020
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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