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Kristen Fuller

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History Museum’s Retrospective on Foods of the 30s and 40s

LOS ALTOS, CA (June 28, 2022) – With the economic downturn during the Great Depression, and food rationing during World War II, Americans needed to find creative ways to feed their families. Los Altos History Museum looks at these two time periods and their effects on eating in an exhibit titled “Fabulous Food of the 30s and 40s: From Hunger…
June 28, 2022
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Apricot STEM Fair Returns to History Museum

LOS ALTOS, CA (June 21, 2022) – All ages are invited to participate in fun activities centered around Science, Technology, Engineering and Math at Los Altos History Museum's “Apricot STEM Fair: A Tale of Two Valleys,” on Saturday, July 16, 10am-3pm, held in the Museum’s courtyard.   STEM activities include robotics demonstrations, engineering a Mars landing with eggs, catapulting apricots,…
June 21, 2022
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Los Altos History Museum Receives Preservation Award

LOS ALTOS, CA (June 7, 2022) – In recognition of National Historic Preservation Month, the Santa Clara County Preservation Alliance hosted an Awards Night honoring individuals and organizations who have made significant historical and cultural preservation contributions throughout Santa Clara County. The Santa Clara County Historical Heritage Commission nominated Los Altos History Museum to receive an award for outstanding building restoration…
June 7, 2022
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Rancho Day: Celebrating the rich heritage of Los Altos

Audrey Tsai / The Talon Colorful pieces of papel picado waved in the wind above the heads of Los Altos residents outside the Los Altos History Museum. The organization put on a celebration of Hispanic heritage in its most recent event, Rancho day: Horsemanship in the Hills. The event was complete with Mexican food, informational stations, crafting workshops and live entertainment…
June 1, 2022
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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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What’s changed in Los Altos?

Everything and nothing Eliza Ridgeway / Los Altos Town Crier Janet Harding – a Los Altos resident since 1952 – grew up in a quiet, walkable city where neighbors were fairly certain to know one another, and many families had a single wage-earner, and a much quieter schedule each week. But when teen docent Parisa Braun interviewed Harding last month at…
May 18, 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 Exhibit at the Los Altos History Museum

May 12th through July 10th, 2022 Lina Broydo / La Oferta Happy Birthday Beloved Pets! It’s the 75th  anniversary of the Kiwanis Pet Parade in Los Altos, and in honor of this auspicious occasion the Los Altos History Museum is celebrating this memorable historic event with an exhibit of photos and stories of pet parades through the decades. It all started in 1947, when…
May 6, 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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‘A Song for Cesar’ highlights the role of music, arts in supporting the farmworkers’ movement

New documentary screens Friday at Foothill College Heather Zimmerman / Mountain View Voice Music and the arts can uplift spirits and entertain, but they can also be powerful forces for change, as the new documentary, "A Song for Cesar" demonstrates. The film highlights the musicians and artists who worked to advance the farm worker movement founded by labor leader and…
April 26, 2022