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History Museum closes Upper Gallery as ambitious exhibition project begins

Special to the Town Crier / Los Altos Town Crier The Los Altos History Museum is temporarily closing its main and upper galleries and lobby store to make way for the installation of a 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…
January 25, 2022
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Museum Postpones Fundraiser

Special to the Town Crier / Los Altos Town Crier The Los Altos History Museum’s Roaring ’20s-themed fundraiser, originally scheduled for Feb. 5, has been delayed until April 2 due to COVID-induced public health restrictions. “Dancing through the Decades: Entertaining the 20s,” is set for 5:30-10:30 p.m. at the museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road. Decorated with period artifacts from…
January 18, 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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Rotarians learn about ‘Future of the Past’

By Marlene Cowen, Special to the Town Crier / Los Altos Town Crier Los Altos History Museum executive director Elisabeth Ward highlighted “The Future of the Past” in her Oct. 28 presentation to the Rotary Club of Los Altos. More than 80 Rotarians – many in Halloween costumes – attended the lunch gathering on the museum’s patio, the first in-person…
November 9, 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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Museum program highlights Arts Los Altos

Town Crier Report / Los Altos Town Crier The Los Altos History Museum has scheduled the online program “Arts Los Altos: Public Art and Placemaking,” highlighting the contributions of Arts Los Altos, 7-8:30 p.m. Nov. 4. The nonprofit Arts Los Altos presents public art and related activities in downtown spaces, with an eye to beautify, invigorate and brand the community. Maddy…
October 27, 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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Museum encourages making time for art

Town Crier Report / Los Altos Town Crier Local artists Denise Howard and Doreen Cohen are scheduled to discuss how to fit art into daily life in “Making Time for Art,” a program held both at the Los Altos History Museum and via Zoom 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday. The two artists bring different perspectives on the subject. Howard, who holds a full-time job,…
October 19, 2021
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City heritage orchard benefits from new water-saving system

By Ted Simon - Special to the Town Crier / Los Altos Town Crier The Los Altos History Museum hosted a groundbreaking ceremony Oct. 2 for a new drip irrigation system in the civic center’s heritage orchard. The system was made possible by a conservation grant from Valley Water. Officials touted a 40-60% water savings. The city plans to test…
October 12, 2021