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Local Choirs Grace Museum’s “Catch the Spirit” Event

LOS ALTOS, CA (October 24, 2023) – Los Altos History Museum presents “Catch the Spirit,” an afternoon of festive cheer and cultural enrichment scheduled for Wednesday, November 15 from noon - 4pm. A fusion of holiday traditions, musical performances, home-baked delights, and unique shopping experiences, the event originally began as an exclusive gathering for Museum members. It has grown into…
October 24, 2023
Watch for Eliseo Perez perched high on a ladder. He has been tending our orchard for over 35 years. Each morning, Eliseo takes ten boxes a day over to DeMartini.Blog

Apricot Harvest is Early!

Have you noticed the orange apricots decorating the trees of our Heritage Orchard along San Antonio Road? The summer harvest is underway, two weeks earlier than in the previous century. Old-timers planned for apricot harvest around the 4th of July. Maybe this is an indicator of climate change? “When the apricots ripen is the highlight of my year,” declared one…
June 24, 2022

We are currently closed to the public

The Los Altos History Museum is temporarily closed for visits. With the focus on the health and safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff, we are aligned with local and federal guidelines to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Exhibit, event and program status will be noted on the website calendar. For additional questions please contact staff via their following…
March 19, 2020
Press Releases

Los Altos History Museum Announces Winners of Juried Art Exhibition

LOS ALTOS, CA (August 1, 2018) – Over 50 artists submitted works in response to the Los Altos History Museum's "Call for Artists" for their exhibition "Paint the Town II: Echoes of Our Past." After careful deliberation, a panel of judges chose five winning entries depicting local historic landmarks, which are among the art on display, and available for purchase, at…
August 1, 2018
In The News

High Schoolers at Los Altos History Museum Celebrate Briones

Los Altos Town Crier: July 25, 2018, by Adanya Lustig Adobe-brick making, medicinal-herb planting, archival research and videography were all tools of the trade for the 22 high schoolers who created exhibits for the Los Altos History Museum. The museum this month hosted a two-week workshop during which the students, including several from Los Altos and Mountain View high schools,…
July 25, 2018
Juan Hernandez reaches up for apricots at a Santa Clara Valley orchard.In The News

Author gives readers a taste of Silicon Valley (The Mercury News)

The Mercury News, 21 Jun 2018, by Vicki Larson Lisa Prince Newman grew up in a Garden of Eden, surrounded by vineyards, pastures and orchards, on a 2-plus-acre property with just about every kind of tree imaginable, from walnut to kumquat to apple to apricot. It was magical. A different kind of magic happens in her once-pastoral home now called…
June 21, 2018
For the Love of Dolls: Palo Alto Weekly features Museum’s Raggedy Ann and AndyExhibits

For the Love of Dolls

Palo Alto Weekly features the Los Altos History Museum’s Raggedy Ann and Andy exhibit. Read the full article online here.Continue Reading For the Love of Dolls
January 13, 2017