Jane Reed at Women on Wheels Parade

History Museum Honors Jane Reed with Tribute Fund

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LOS ALTOS, CA (September 8, 2020) – Los Altos History Museum is holding a special fundraiser in honor of Jane Reed, a key Museum supporter and former Los Altos mayor, for her decades-long contributions in helping to preserve the Los Altos story. All funds raised will go toward the Changing Exhibits Program that Reed spearheaded for fifteen years. Reed’s relationship…

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Jane Reed at Women on Wheels Parade

Jane Reed Tribute

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Jane Reed has spent over two decades as a key supporter and driving force behind the Los Altos History Museum’s exhibits, programs, committees, and special events. After 52 years in Los Altos, Jane and her husband, John, will be moving to southern California in early October. In Jane’s honor, the Museum has created a tribute fund to support an initiative near…

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History Museum Offers Online Programs

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LOS ALTOS, CA (September 1, 2020) – In support of its outdoor exhibition, “Rise Up! The Fight for Women’s Suffrage,” Los Altos History Museum offers a series of free programs on the Zoom platform. The programs delve into the history of voting rights, current challenges, and women in politics. “Elected Women Speak Up,” a conversation with Los Altos’ elected officials—the…

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Public Hours Resume for Outside Exhibits

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The Los Altos History Museum buildings are 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. Per County and State Guidelines, outdoor operations have resumed. The Rise Up! temporary exhibit has been mounted on the porch of the…

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Honoring Jane Reed

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Not just a friend of the Los Altos History Museum, Jane Reed has been an inspiring leader, enthusiastic volunteer, and passionate, creative force in many ways for many years. Jane Reed received the 2020 Historic Preservation Award August 25, with a proclamation presented by Jan Pepper, Mayor of Los Altos, and on behalf of the entire Los Altos City Council. We…

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In Living Rooms and Theaters, the Vote was Won

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By Eliza Ridgeway / Los Altos Town Crier You can still walk past the Masonic Hall in downtown Mountain View and imagine the suffrage speeches that drew listeners more than a century ago. A man often headlined, as was the norm even for women-led initiatives. The women who filled the room had to mix strategy with entertainment as they continued…

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