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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
Teen Docents interact with museum professionals and community members while experiencing a behind-the-scenes look at museum magic in action.Press Releases

Museum Accepting Applications for Teen Docent Program

LOS ALTOS, CA (March 1, 2022) – Los Altos History Museum is seeking applicants for its 2022-23 Teen Docent Program. Open to any student enrolled in a local high school for the 2022-23 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 action.…
March 1, 2022
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History Museum Program Looks at Aging in Place

LOS ALTOS, CA (Feb 22, 2022) – When it comes to living out our senior years, where we live, and with whom, is important to our well-being. In a program titled “There’s No Place Like Home,” Los Altos History Museum shares what cities are doing to become age-friendly for happy, sustainable intergenerational communities. The free program is slated for Thursday,…
February 22, 2022
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The Radio Revolution Comes to the History Museum

LOS ALTOS, CA (Feb 15, 2022) – Today, if we want to listen to music, entertainment, or the news, we can easily pull out our phones and access our favorite entertainment on demand. In the 1920s, the choice was limited. Instead of Spotify, it was the radio. In a new exhibition, Los Altos History Museum focuses on the Radio Revolution…
February 15, 2022