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History Museum’s Retrospective on Foods of the 30s and 40s

LOS ALTOS, CA (June 28, 2022) – With the economic downturn during the Great Depression, and food rationing during World War II, Americans needed to find creative ways to feed their families. Los Altos History Museum looks at these two time periods and their effects on eating in an exhibit titled “Fabulous Food of the 30s and 40s: From Hunger…
June 28, 2022
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Apricot STEM Fair Returns to History Museum

LOS ALTOS, CA (June 21, 2022) – All ages are invited to participate in fun activities centered around Science, Technology, Engineering and Math at Los Altos History Museum's “Apricot STEM Fair: A Tale of Two Valleys,” on Saturday, July 16, 10am-3pm, held in the Museum’s courtyard.   STEM activities include robotics demonstrations, engineering a Mars landing with eggs, catapulting apricots,…
June 21, 2022
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Los Altos History Museum Receives Preservation Award

LOS ALTOS, CA (June 7, 2022) – In recognition of National Historic Preservation Month, the Santa Clara County Preservation Alliance hosted an Awards Night honoring individuals and organizations who have made significant historical and cultural preservation contributions throughout Santa Clara County. The Santa Clara County Historical Heritage Commission nominated Los Altos History Museum to receive an award for outstanding building restoration…
June 7, 2022
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History Museum Launches Public Campaign for New Permanent Exhibition

LOS ALTOS, CA (May 24, 2022) – While construction of its new Permanent Exhibition is underway, Los Altos History Museum invites the community to participate in this groundbreaking project with the launch of a public campaign. Funds raised will go toward the creation, and the ongoing updates and maintenance, of this immersive, technology-driven exhibition. Slated to open in 2023, the…
May 24, 2022
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Longtime Museum Volunteers to Receive Historic Preservation Award

LOS ALTOS, CA (May 17, 2022) – Every year, the Los Altos Historical Commission chooses a recipient for its Historic Preservation Award from nominations of individuals, groups, organizations or projects that contribute to the preservation of our local history. On May 24th, the City Council will present the 2022 Historic Preservation Award award to two of the longest-serving members of Los…
May 17, 2022
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Saddle Up for Rancho Day at Museum

LOS ALTOS, CA (May 10, 2022) – Los Altos History Museum rolls out a series of fun public programs for all ages, beginning with Rancho Day: Horsemanship in the Hills, on Saturday, May 28, 10:00am-3:00pm.   The event features hands-on activities, games, demonstrations and performances that explore the history of the Rancho period, when the rolling hills of this area were…
May 10, 2022
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Kiwanis Pet Parade on Display at History Museum

LOS ALTOS, CA (May 3, 2022) – In 1947, the first Kiwanis Club Pet Parade strolled, rolled, and pranced down Main and State streets to the delight of the community. Los Altos History Museum is bringing back decades of parade memories in an exhibit titled “Kiwanis Pet Parade: Celebrating 75 Years of Community,” on display in the gallery of the…
May 3, 2022
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San Jose’s Hidden Asian History Explored in Museum Program

LOS ALTOS, CA (April 26, 2022) – San Jose Japantown, once called Chinatown, is one of three in the country that survives, now threatened by development and gentrification. Throughout its more than 130-year history, San Jose Japantown has been home to several immigrant communities including Japanese, Chinese, and Filipino. In honor of Asian American Pacific Heritage Month, local community history…
April 26, 2022
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Museum Program Shares Tips for the Golden Years

LOS ALTOS, CA (April 12, 2022) – In Los Altos History Museum's program “60 is the New 40,” two attorneys from Kramer Radin, LLP will discuss how to prepare for living a longer life emotionally, mentally, and legally. Held in person and on Zoom, the free presentation is slated for Thursday, April 28 at 5:30pm. Founding Partner of Kramer Radin,…
April 12, 2022
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Seniors Answer Teens’ Questions in Museum Program

LOS ALTOS, CA (Mar 22, 2022) – What are teenagers curious about when it comes to older people? What was it like growing up as a young person decades ago, and what's better about being a teen now as opposed to then? The answers to these questions and others will be the subject of Los Altos History Museum's program “Everything…
March 22, 2022