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History Museum’s Photography Exhibit Showcases Local Citizens

LOS ALTOS, CA (Feb 1, 2022) – French photographer, videographer and storyteller Maud Daujean wanted to learn more about Los Altos and the people who made it special, having lived in the town for seven years. With camera in hand, she spent a year photographing and interviewing 35 elders in the community, capturing her subject’s memories of the growth of…
February 1, 2022
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Museum Closes Upper Gallery as Permanent Exhibition Project Begins

LOS ALTOS, CA (Jan 18, 2022) – Los Altos History Museum is temporarily closing its main and upper galleries and lobby Store to make way for the installation of the new, Permanent Exhibition featuring cutting-edge technology and interactive experiences. The retiring of the decades-old exhibition located in the upper gallery, and reconstruction of the new exhibition, will begin Feb 7.…
January 18, 2022
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Water Conservation Focus of Museum’s Guided Orchard Walk

LOS ALTOS, CA (Jan 4, 2022) – In response to drought alerts, Los Altos History Museum invites the community to learn more about outdoor water conservation tools available from Valley Water on a guided Orchard Walk, Sat., Jan 22, 10am - noon.   Jane Packard, chair of the Museum’s Orchard Commons Committee, will lead the walk through the Los Altos…
January 4, 2022
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Museum Program Highlights Chicana/o Civil Rights Movement

LOS ALTOS, CA (Dec 21, 2021) – In honor of the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., Los Altos History Museumpresents a less known period of local history, inspired by King’s activism for racial equality. The program, titled “Civil Rights in Early Silicon Valley: The Chicana/o Experience,” will be held online, Wed, Jan 12 from 7-8:30pm. Alexandro Jara will present…
December 21, 2021
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History Museum Hosts a 1920s-Themed Signature Fundraiser

LOS ALTOS, CA (Dec 7, 2021) – They’re putting on the ritz at Los Altos History Museum with a Roaring 20s-themed signature fundraising event titled “Dancing through the Decades: Entertaining the 20s,” set for February 5, 2022 from 5:30-10:30pm.   The Museum will be dolled up with period artifacts from the collection, and transformed with an art-deco-themed tent where a classic…
December 7, 2021
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Museum Welcomes New Board Members

LOS ALTOS, CA (Nov 2, 2021) – Los Altos History Museum added two new members to its board of directors. The current board approved Dr. Margo Horn for a one-year term, and Kuljeet Kalkat for a two-year term. Dr. Margo Horn began teaching in the Stanford Department of History in 1985. Her research and teaching combines interests in US women’s…
November 2, 2021
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Catch the Holiday Spirit at History Museum Event

LOS ALTOS, CA (Oct 26, 2021) – As County restrictions lift and hopes for happy holidays return, Los Altos History Museum brings back a much-loved live community event, with some sensible precautions. Titled “Catch the Spirit,” the program will still include gift shopping, home-baked goodies, and live music, with masks required indoors, and the music pivoting to outdoors. The program…
October 26, 2021
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History Museum Program Highlights Public Art

LOS ALTOS, CA (Oct 12, 2021) – Arts Los Altos has made a big difference in the downtown area by implementing public art for the community’s enjoyment. Learn more about this local nonprofit and what they’re doing to beautify, invigorate, and brand the community, in an online program titled “Arts Los Altos: Public Art and Placemaking,” hosted by Los Altos…
October 12, 2021
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Museum Program Encourages Making Time for Art

LOS ALTOS, CA (Oct 5, 2021) – In a presentation on how to fit art into daily life, local artists Denise Howard and Doreen Cohen will discuss “Making Time for Art,” a program held both at Los Altos History Museum and via Zoom on Sat, Oct 23 from 10-11:30am. The two artists bring different perspectives on the subject. Howard, who…
October 5, 2021
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Heritage Orchard Sparks Exhibition and Celebration at History Museum

LOS ALTOS, CA (Sept 14, 2021) – In the midst of a historic drought, Los Altos History Museum invites the public to consider the importance and preservation of the Los Altos Heritage Orchard in an event combining art and green technology. An exhibition of apricot-themed artwork opens in the J. Gilbert Smith House with an artist meet-and-greet. A groundbreaking ceremony…
September 14, 2021
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The Art of Anna Knapp Fitz on Display at Museum

LOS ALTOS, CA (August 17, 2021) – In 1921, eight-year-old Anna Knapp Fitz moved with her family to an eight-acre farm in Los Altos. As an adult, when asked what life was like in those early days, “Annie,” as she was known, picked up her paintbrush to tell the story. This self-taught artist donated 212 of her paintings to Los…
August 17, 2021