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Gold Fever! Comes to History Museum

LOS ALTOS, CA (July 6, 2021) – The Gold Rush sweeps into town with Los Altos History Museum's latest exhibit, “Gold Fever! Untold Stories of the California Gold Rush,” on display July 22 - August 29, 2021. Gold Rush-era photos, documents, and artifacts offer a glimpse into California before the discovery of gold over 150 years ago in the American…
July 6, 2021
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History Museum Resumes Regular Hours

LOS ALTOS, CA (June 22, 2021) – As the state of California safely reopens and lifts COVID-19 restrictions, the Los Altos History Museum returns to its regular open hours. Beginning July 1, the public may visit the Museum’s indoor galleries, train diorama and gift shop Thursdays through Sundays, noon to 4pm. Tours of the historic J. Gilbert Smith House will…
June 22, 2021
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History Museum Appoints New Board Members

LOS ALTOS, CA (June 15, 2021) – Los Altos History Museum announces the election of three new members to its board of directors, and the 2021-2022 executive committee officers. Beginning their three-year term on July 1, 2021, the newly elected board members are Gerri Acers, Kelly Davis and Alex Wang. “A number of board members have termed off this year,…
June 15, 2021
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Go Green with Tips from Museum’s Online Program

LOS ALTOS, CA (June 8, 2021) – In a Zoom program hosted by Los Altos History Museum titled “Los Altos Goes Green,” a panel of experts invited by GreenTown Los Altos will discuss ways we can protect the environment and conserve natural resources for current and future generations. Slated for Thursday, June 24 at 5pm, the program supports the Museum’s…
June 8, 2021
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History Museum Offers Program on Gardening with Native Plants

LOS ALTOS, CA (May 11, 2021) – Los Altos History Museum teams up with Grassroots Ecology to offer a free program on Zoom titled “Gardening with Native Plants,” Wed, May 26, 5-6:30pm. Habitat restoration expert Deanna Giuliano from Grassroots Ecology will share tips on how to choose native plants, and what to grow to attract different insects, birds, and other…
May 11, 2021
What was life like in the 1930s? Step back in time with this virtual tour of our historic house.Press Releases

Educational Resources Available on History Museum’s Website

LOS ALTOS, CA (May 4, 2021) – As part of the 3rd- and 4th-grade curriculum, every spring, local students in public, private and homeschools make field trips to Los Altos History Museum to experience California history. Due to COVID-19, last year the Museum was forced to halt in-person tours, and many classrooms missed this educational opportunity. To make the lessons…
May 4, 2021
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Screening of “The Valley” with Filmmaker Saila Kariat hosted by Museum

LOS ALTOS, CA (April 20, 2021) – In recognition of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Los Altos History Museum presents an online film-screening of “The Valley,” an artistic exploration of teen suicide, the Asian American immigrant experience and the high-achievement culture of Silicon Valley. Slated for Friday, May 7 at 7pm, the viewing will be followed by a conversation between…
April 20, 2021
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Museum Launches Virtual Tours of Historic Smith House

LOS ALTOS, CA (April 6, 2021) – To increase accessibility of the historic J. Gilbert Smith House, Los Altos History Museum looked to VirtualEyes Media to create two interactive virtual tours of the home. Pre-COVID, students were able to visit the house on field trips, and visitors could take docent-led tours during open hours. The house remains temporarily closed to…
April 6, 2021
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Museum Hosts Program on Citizen Science

LOS ALTOS, CA (March 30, 2021) – Members of the general public are taking to the great outdoors as “citizen scientists,” collecting and recording data on their smartphones to aid professional scientists in researching changes in the natural world. In a Zoom program titled “What is Citizen Science?” Los Altos History Museum explores this tech-savvy movement of public participation in…
March 30, 2021
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Conservation Photographers Present History Museum Program

LOS ALTOS, CA (March 9, 2021) – Meet the photographers and get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Los Altos History Museum's current exhibition, “Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change,” in a Zoom program titled “A 27-Year Wildflower Journey,” Thursday, March 18 at 5pm. Internationally acclaimed conservation photographers Rob Badger and Nita Winter will present photographs…
March 9, 2021